Grace College Accounting Students Join Indiana CPA Society Day of Service

Advanced Account students from Grace College work together during the Indiana CPA Society’s 11th annual Day of Service. Left to right: JoJo Risinger, Matt Morgart, Richie Ulrey, and Joseph Nishimoto.

Friday, September 20, Grace College Advanced Accounting students used their class time to join the Indiana CPA Society’s 11th annual Day of Service. The accounting students volunteered to assist local organizations in the Winona Lake area, including Combined Community Services, Lakeland Christian Academy and Fellowship Missions to gain service experience and build relationships in the community.

Each year, hundreds of Indiana CPAs and accounting students perform community service and help worthwhile organizations in their community. Last year, there were over 500 volunteers.  This meaningful experience heightens awareness of community needs and increases understanding of how those needs are being met, as well as being an opportunity for members and students to have fun and connect with the community.

“I received an extremely positive response when I asked the Advanced Accounting class if they were interested in being involved in the INCPAS Day of Service,” said Roger Stichter, professor of accounting at Grace.  “I believe it is important for future Certified Public Accountants to realize they will be part of a profession and not just involved in a job. Serving not-for-profit organizations during the same day as other CPAs serve NFP organizations is a great way to feel connected to the profession.”

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