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For Immediate Release: November 21, 2011

Providence College Named National Finalist in Accounting Competition

Providence, R.I. – Providence College has been selected from approximately 45 schools as one of five finalists in a national student accounting competition. A five-member student team will represent the College at the xTREME Accounting (xACT) finals on January 8 and 9 in New York City. This will be PC’s second national finals appearance in its seven-year history of participating in xACT.

The PC team, dubbed “The Consolidators,” is led by Ann C. Montemarano ’12 (Malverne, N.Y.), and includes David J. Glaser ’13 (Westborough, Mass.), Vincent A. Travelyn ’13 (North Scituate, R.I.), Amanda P. Medeiros ’14 (Fall River, Mass.), and Philip M. Pin ’14 (Wilbraham, Mass.). The team is coached by faculty mentor Christine Earley, professor of accountancy and PwC mentor Robert L. Burkhart ’04.

PC will compete against four other schools – the University of California - Berkley, the University of Texas, the University of Washington, and Villanova University. The finalists were chosen recently by a PwC national review committee following individual campus presentations in November. 

xACT is a collegiate competition designed to provide students with educational, career-oriented, and networking opportunities. These include learning about high-level accounting and business practices and the accounting profession itself; nurturing critical thinking and communication skills; working in a collaborative environment; and interacting with members of the profession.

The competition is sponsored by global accounting and auditing giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and will take place at PwC headquarters. The five finalists each receive $10,000 from PwC, and their faculty mentor is awarded $5,000. The overall champion will be crowned the winner of the Montgomery Award, named after Robert Montgomery, who wrote the first American book on the practice of accounting.

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Chrissy Centazzo
Public Affairs and Community Relations Coordinator
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