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Smeal Alumni Diversity Award

Honors an alumnus who has demonstrated a commitment to the college’s goal of being a diverse and mutually supportive community that provides a climate of sensitivity, open-mindedness, and respect.

Honors an alumnus who has demonstrated a commitment to the college’s goal of being a diverse and mutually supportive community that provides a climate of sensitivity, open-mindedness, and respect.

2014 Award Recipient: John F. Tierney '76 Accounting

John Tierney is a retired partner of Ernst & Young LLP. He is a member of Smeal’s Accounting Advisory Board and was awarded the Alumni Service Award from the Accounting Department in 2007. He established the Tierney Family Destiny Scholarship in Honor of Francis and Dolores Tierney, and the John and Maureen Tierney Scholarship both of which are targeted toward incoming freshmen who are first generation college students. Tierney resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife of 33 years Mo (Maureen). They have two children, Casey and Michael. John Tierney is a retired partner of Ernst & Young LLP. He is a member of Smeal’s Accounting Advisory Board and was awarded the Alumni Service Award from the Accounting Department in 2007. He established the Tierney Family Destiny Scholarship in Honor of Francis and Dolores Tierney, and the John and Maureen Tierney Scholarship both of which are targeted toward incoming freshmen who are first generation college students. Tierney resides in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania with his wife of 33 years Mo (Maureen). They have two children,Casey and Michael.

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