Forty-one high school students and rising college freshmen from across the state of Tennessee recently gathered at Belmont for the tenth annual Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) Accounting Academy. Co-directed by Dr. Del DeVries, associate professor of accounting and information systems, and Dr. Beverly Alleyne, assistant professor of accounting, this free, four-day camp helps students explore careers in accounting and learn more about the dynamic world of business. This is the fifth consecutive year the program has been hosted at Belmont University.
During the program, students participated in multiple interactive team projects and visited several area businesses, including Deloitte & Touche, Ernst & Young, Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, and the Tennessee Titans Practice Facility. Regarding the experience, one camper said, “Visiting the firms was so informative. I learned so many different things about accounting and also their personal stories. I am so very thankful that I was given that opportunity.” Another commented, “I am most excited about getting my degree in accounting. Also, I look forward to the many career opportunities I will have after college.”