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Mount students earn $10,000 scholarships

June 29, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Tracey Niemotko, accounting professor and School of Business chair, nominated Mount student Blake Keenan of Fishkill, N.Y. for the $10,000 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholarship. 

 

A pair of Mount Saint Mary students were recently recognized for their academic dedication, to the tune of a $10,000 scholarship each.

Blake Keenan of Fishkill, N.Y., an accounting major, earned the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) Scholarship. The award is given to outstanding undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in an accounting degree program at regionally accredited U.S. colleges or universities.

Keenan was nominated by Tracey Niemotko, accounting professor and Mount School of Business chair.

“It’s huge,” said Keenan. “It shows that hard work pays off.”

Shannon LaPerche of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., a nursing major, was awarded the Vassar Brothers Medical Center Scholarship. This award is given to outstanding local nursing students.

“I was so excited to hear that I had won,” explained LaPerche, who volunteered at Vassar Bothers when she was in high school. “My volunteer experience at Vassar is what put me on the path to wanting to become a nurse.”

LaPerche noted that she hopes to work at the Vassar Brothers Medical Center upon graduating from the Mount.

“It means so much that I am receiving support from an organization that has gotten me to where I am today,” she explained.

Both Keenan and LaPerche are on track to graduate in May 2018.