Beatriz S. Rengifo Awarded National ALPFA Scholarship
Teaneck, NJ (December 5, 2007) – Beatriz S. Rengifo, a senior majoring in accounting and finance at the Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ, has been named the recipient of the 2007 Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) scholarship. Ostine Swan, ALPFA representative, presented her with the award at the annual Women of ALPFA luncheon on August 5, 2007. Rengifo is a resident of Hackensack, NJ.
“To have one of our students selected in this national competition is a remarkable achievement for Beatriz, our faculty and our programs,” stated Bob DeFilippis, chairman of the Department of Accounting, Tax and Law at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.
Rengifo has taken her learning outside of the classroom, currently working as an intern with PricewaterhouseCoopers and as a seasonal tax specialist at H&R Block and Brunhofer and Balise CPA Services.
The Women of ALPFA scholarship is given annually to “a female Latina student who demonstrates not only academic accomplishment, but is the complete package,” stated Elizabeth DeBragga, an ALPFA coordinator. “Work experiences and involvement in the student’s campus and community play a major role in our decision.” A student must also maintain a 3.3 GPA and be a declared accounting major with the intention of pursuing the CPA designation.
The ALPFA is a subsidiary of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Swan is the AICPA senior manager- Diversity, Work/Life and Women’s Initiatives, Academic & Career Development. The AICPA is the national, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients.