Student Ambassadors: Building the CPA Pipeline

Pipeline is a word that has long been associated with attracting students to the study of accounting and careers in the CPA profession. Ensuring that the pipeline is full of qualified students is a challenge that The Ohio CPA Foundation has focused on through a variety of programs that inform students about the profession and inspire them to pursue CPA careers.

Since its inception in 2002, the Student Ambassador Program has introduced thousands of Ohio college students to the opportunities and benefits that come with an accounting degree. Student Ambassadors employ the power of peer-to-peer networking to reach students who have not yet declared a major with information about accounting and the CPA profession. 

Student Ambassadors are accounting majors who are in their junior, senior, fifth year or enrolled in a graduate-level accounting program. They are chosen from participating schools based on academic achievement, as well as traits such as an outgoing personality, strong communication and presentation skills, and commitment to a career as a CPA.  

The Student Ambassador Program operates at 22 universities and community colleges. With the help of the Ambassadors, students have a better understanding of rewarding career opportunities that come with an accounting degree and the benefits of becoming a CPA.

Hear from one of our Student Ambassadors on how she got started and how it has impacted her.

Student Ambassador Testimonial

2022-2023 Student Ambassadors


  • Haven Farson: Ashland University
  • Ryan Pukys: Bowling Green State University
  • Ann Nguyen: Case Western Reserve University
  • Tanisha Fuller & DeAnne Tinsley: Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
  • Cameron Musser: Cleveland State University
  • Aunique Blackwell: Columbus State Community College
  • Camden Miller: Hiram College
  • Emily Harburjack: John Carroll University
  • Kaleigh Kroon: Kent State University
  • Eileen Boyle: Miami University
  • Kaylee Hauk: Muskingum University
  • Riley O'Neal: Ohio Northern University
  • Emily Stout: Ohio University
  • Emily Pesce: The Ohio State University
  • Shantele King and Tionge Banda: Sinclair Community College
  • Christian Igweagu: University of Akron
  • Marissa Riehm: University of Cincinnati
  • Alexander Reese: University of Dayton
  • Open Ambassador Position: University of Toledo
  • Stephanie Bowers: Wright State University
  • Sam Doly: Xavier University
  • David Hughley: Youngstown State University