4/28/16 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University sophomore Jessica Syme, an accounting and finance major from Seville, Ohio, and senior Taylor Randles, an accounting major from Stow, Ohio, have received the IMA Memorial Education Fund (MEF) National Scholarship from the Institute of Management Accountants for 2016.
Syme, a 2015 graduate of the Ohio Virtual Academy, is the daughter of John and Jennifer Syme of Seville. Randles is a 2013 graduate of Canal Winchester High School and the daughter of her late mother Angela Boyer and father Timothy Randles.
Syme and Randles both received high praise from Dr. Kris Parsons, chair of the Department of Accounting/IS and faculty to the IMA Student Chapter.
“As leaders in the IMA Student Chapter, Jessica and Taylor have provided invaluable leadership to our student organization, “Parsons said. “Their organizational and interpersonal skills will serve them well as they transition into the professional world.”
Syme and Randles will be recognized with the awards at the IMA Canton Chapter Student Night this fall and both with be recognized at the National IMA Student Leadership Conference in Detroit, Michigan.
IMA, the association for accountants and financial professionals in business, provides a forum for research, practice development, education, knowledge sharing and advocacy of the highest ethical and best business practices. IMA provides best-in-class certification, the Certified Management Accountant, for critical internal financial management responsibilities, including planning, budgeting, business reporting, decision analysis, and risk management. IMA has a network of more than 60,000 members in 120 countries.
Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###