Local Chapter of National Association of Black Accountants Awards Scholarships to Business Students

LaQuita KazeeThe Detroit chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) presented two Wayne State University business students with corporate scholarship awards at their 36th Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon on July 30that the Doubletree Guest Suites Fort Shelby in Detroit.

LaQuita Kazee, an MBA student, received an Ernst & Young, LLP scholarship in the amount of $500. Luis Castrillon, an undergraduate accounting major, received a Plante & Moran, PLLC scholarship of $750. A total of 11 scholarships were awarded to students from colleges and universities throughout Michigan.

The National Association of Black Accountants was founded in the New York area in 1969 to deal effectively with many common problems faced by a growing number of African American accounting professionals. Membership has grown to more than 150 active professional and student chapters in major urban areas and at universities Luis Castrillionacross the nation. NABA’s primary purpose is to encourage greater participation by African Americans and other minorities in the accounting profession. You can learn more about the Detroit chapter of NABA by visiting www.nabadetroit.org. Wayne State University School of Business also has an active NABA student chapter. Contact the Department of Accounting at 313-577-4530 for more information.

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