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  Central Texas Chapter Newsletter
April 2017
TSCPA Cental Texas Chapter

Congratulations to our Accounting Scholarship Recipients!

On February 28, 2017, the Central Texas Chapter awarded six $1,000 scholarships to students from Baylor University, Tarleton State University in Waco and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.  We would like to thank the following sponsors:

Raffle Tickets:  BKD, LLP
Gold Event Sponsors:  

  • American Bank
  • Baylor University Financial Services and Budget Offices 
  • Central National Bank
  • Edward Jones-Matt Rollins and Josh Satterfield
  • Jaynes Reitmeier Boyd & Therrell, PC 
  • Pattillo, Brown & Hill, LLP
  • Windstead, PC

Silver Event Sponsors:

  • Derrell Parks, CPA
  • Whitaker, Spinks & Koslovsky, LLP

Bronze Event Sponsors:

  • Judy Ducharme, CPA
  • Dora Jean Dyson, CPA
  • Rebekah North, CPA
  • Travis & Lindsey Skinner, CPAs

Individual Event Sponsor:

  • Colleen Curran, CPA

A special thank you to the Baylor Beta Alpha Psi Chapter and Sponsor Dr. Bill Thomas and Dr. Carie Ford for assisting with the event.  Thank you to the Tarleton professors Curtis Atchley and Lisa Hull, CPA and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor professors Dr. Tiffany DeLuze and Jo Ireland, CPA for coordinating your student groups. 

Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Recipients

Left to right:  Deziree Ybarra, Tarleton State University in Waco; Cassie Doyle, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor: Angela Ragan, Chapter President; Allie Morosini and Ezra Zepeda, Baylor University

Scholarship Recipients

Professor Curtis Atchley and Stephanie Jimenez, Tarleton State University in Waco

Travis Skinner, BKD

Angela Raga and Cameron Talbert

Left Photo:  Travis Skinner, BKD, LLP with the two IPad Pro Raffle Ticket Prizes
Right Photo:  Angela Ragan, Chapter President presents winner Cameron Talbert with an IPad

Leland Gershbach

Leland Gershbach was the second IPad Pro winner.

TSCPAs Opportunities in Accounting

Kathy Kapka, TSCPA Chairman and CPA from Tyler presented
"TSCPA's Opportunities in Accounting."
Left to right:  Nancy Miller, Dora Dyson, Donna Tadlock, Kathy Kapka, Michael Brown,
Sally Wolfe and Angela Ragan

Our Chapter Board is starting to raise money for accounting scholarships to be awarded in February 2018.  We are challenging EACH chapter member to make a donation.  You can make a contribution on your TSCPA Dues statement (to be sent out later this month), mail a check to PO Box 7834, Waco, Texas  76714 or use the donation button below. On Eventbrite, select the tickets tab and all tickets are donations.  No additional fees are charged for online donations.
ALL donations go to the scholarship recipients.  

These students were very grateful for their scholarships.  YOU can make a different for local accounting students too.  DONATE today!

Complete your Ethics CPE Requirements before Summer
Join us May 16, 2017 for Ethic Standards for Texas CPAs
Presented by Charles W. Stanley, Ph.D., CPA

Dr. Charles Stanley

Registration opens at 7:45 am, Course begins at 8 am
Texas Life Annex, 1000 Washington Ave, Waco, Texas  76710
4 hours of TSBPA Approved Ethics

Annual CPE Expo - May 24, 2017
8 hours of CPE at McLennan Community College
Conference Center


The Program Includes:
Neely D Duncan, CPA, CFE, FCPA - Fraud Session and Internal Control Session
Jason Freeman, J.D., CPA - The New Partnership Audit Rules & the Impact on Entities of All Sizes
Jordan Ware, J.D. & Jeff Chadwick, J.D. - Privacy Issues Relating to Estate Planning
Marcus Brooks, J.D. & Trip Dyer, J.D. - Business Entity Selection, including Self-Employment Tax and Net Investment Income Tax Issues.
Dave Zander, CFP - Social Security 2017 and Beyond:  The Value of Procrastination
Other speakers to be announced

Save the Dates:

  • January 17 & 18, 2018 Federal Individual and Business Tax Updates with Blaise Bender, J.D., CPA
  • February 13, 2018 Annual Scholarship Dinner with Accounting Students

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