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
A pair of Mount Saint Mary students were recently recognized for
their academic dedication, to the tune of a $10,000 scholarship
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
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
Both Keenan and LaPerche are on track to graduate in May