NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011Master of Ceremonies                 ...
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NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
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NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011                                     ...
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  1. 1. NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011Master of Ceremonies Bezza Kifle University of Washington - Accounting Ernst & Young LLP - Intern ~ No Host Cocktail Social Hour ~Welcome Bezza Kifle Master of CeremoniesInvocation Raphael Irving Western Region – Vice President Elect National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. RGI Realty & Accounting ~ Dinner Served ~Introduction of Keynote Speaker Bezza Kifle Master of CeremoniesKeynote Address Ken Bouyer Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting Ernst & Young LLPPresentation of Scholarships Brandon Knight Scholarship Chairman National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. Ernst & Young LLPPresentation of Corporate Awards Revé Doss & Khadar Ahmed Scholarship & Awards Banquet Committee National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.Closing Remarks Revé Doss Seattle Chapter President National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. The Boeing Company “Leaders in a Connected World” 3.
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  3. 3. NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011 National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. National Association ofChapter Seattle Black Accountants, Inc. Post OfficeChapter Seattle Box 18105 Seattle,Office Box 18105 Post Washington 98118 Seattle, Washington 98118 www.nabaseattle.org www.nabaseattle.orgMay 5, 2011Greetings!On behalf of the Seattle Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.(NABA), I personally welcome you to the 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet.NABA was founded with the goal of being the premier organization for minorityaccounting, finance and business professionals. For three decades, NABA Seattle leadershave remained firm and steadfast in continuing the work of our founders, charter membersand past chapter presidents who paved the way for NABA in promoting excellence inaccounting and business, while developing leaders in the field and providing educationalopportunities for our students.I would like to thank our corporate partners for helping to make this event possible andhelping us to achieve NABA Seattle’s vision, mission and goals. With your help, NABASeattle has awarded over $75,000 in scholarships since the scholarship program’s inception.Congratulations to our 2011 scholarship recipients. Continue to strive toward excellenceand be an inspiration to us all with your outstanding achievements.Additionally, I want to extend a heartfelt thank you to the banquet planning committee fortheir hard work in planning our signature event. Lastly, I want to thank the NABA SeattleBoard of Directors for a great journey. You continue to give tirelessly of your time, talentsand treasures to ensure that we remain true to the mission of NABA.Always Lifting,Revé P. DossRevé P. DossNational Association of Black Accountants, Inc.Seattle Chapter President 5.
  4. 4. NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011 NABA, Inc. 7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1120 National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. 7249-A Hanover Parkway 20770 Greenbelt, Maryland Phone: (301) 474-NABA Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 Phone:Fax: (301) 474-3114 (301) 474-NABA www.nabainc.org Fax: (301) 474-3114 www.nabainc.orgOffice of the Western Region PresidentApril 6, 2011Greetings!On behalf of the Western Region of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), I personallywelcome you to the Annual Awards and Scholarship Banquet of NABA‟s Seattle Chapter. Thank you for yourattendance, as we recognize the „best and the brightest‟.Since 1969, NABA has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields ofaccounting and finance. One of our main goals has been to attract and retain minority professionals in these fields.Through our scholarship program, we have been able to give thousands of dollars to those students who excelacademically and are either currently in or will enter these disciplines. The students who receive scholarships todayshould be proud of their success and commitment to excellence. Please note the organization is making an importantinvestment in your future success. We ask that you „pay it forward‟ by either becoming or remaining studentmembers of NABA, transitioning later to the professional membership ranks. Congratulations on your achievementsand continued success in the future as future “leaders in a connected world”.This letter would not be complete without thanking you, our corporate partners, for your continued support of NABAand its initiatives. You truly embody the spirit of NABA‟s motto “Lifting As We Climb”, and we sincerelyappreciate your efforts, recognizing without you, there is no us.Finally, thank you to all of the professional members of NABA. You continue to give tirelessly of your time, talents,and resources to ensure that we remain true to the mission of NABA. Congratulations to those of you recognizedtoday.We trust that you will enjoy this evening‟s banquet. We hope to see you at next year‟s event and beyond.Always Lifting,Sheila Taylor-ClarkSheila Taylor-Clark, CPAWestern Region PresidentNational Association of Black Accountants, Inc. 6.
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  6. 6. NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011 NABA, NABA, Inc. Inc. 7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1120 7474 Greenway Center Drive, Suite 1120 Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 20770 Greenbelt, Maryland Phone: (301) 474-NABA Phone: (301) 474-NABA Fax: (301) 474-3114474-3114 Fax: (301) www.nabainc.org www.nabainc.orgOffice of the Executive DirectorApril 4, 2011Greetings Colleagues:On behalf of NABA, Inc., it gives me great pride in congratulating the scholarship recipients ofNABA‟s Seattle Chapter at its 25th Annual Scholarship Banquet. I extend my compliments onachievement to all of the scholarship recipients and thank the many local volunteers, corporate partnersand other individuals for your continued support of NABA and academic achievement. It is extremelyencouraging that we, as an organization, are able to provide such important opportunities to studentsduring these challenging economic times. The investments that have been made will surely providehuge dividends in the future. We are creating the next generation of business leaders.Today, more than ever, we need young leaders who are committed to excellence in all aspects of theirlives. The achievements of these outstanding scholars exemplify excellence in scholarship, leadershipand character. We applaud and salute their accomplishments. One of NABA‟s primary goals is toprepare students for their future careers in business. These scholars attained stellar academicachievements because they set goals and had a vision for the future. As scholarship recipients, weknow they will carry on the tradition of excellence in all aspects of their lives, which has becomesynonymous NABA.Their dedication to academics and broadening their leadership skills show their commitment topreparing for the future, which is now more uncertain than in the past and requires different skills inorder to be successful. Success now requires a commitment to life-long learning and a willingness tolearn new and different skills throughout a career. Upon graduation, we encourage them to becomeactive NABA members and to help support the scholarship program for the next generation ofstudents.I especially commend the families and friends whose unwavering support of these gifted individualshas undoubtedly played a vital role in their success thus far. As mentors and role models youunderstand the important role you play in the lives of others. Please continue your support,encouragement and active involvement in their lives. I also encourage local professionals to getinvolved and stay engaged with NABA so that we can continue to enhance as many lives as possible,as early as possible.Again, congratulations to the Seattle Chapter and all who have helped to make this event a success.Sincerely,Gregory Johnson, CPA, CAEExecutive Director “Leaders in a Connected World” 8.
  7. 7. NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011 History of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK ACCOUNTANTS, INC. (NABA)In December 1969, nine African-Americans met in New York City to discuss the uniquechallenges and limited opportunities they faced in the accounting profession. In thatyear, there were only 136 African-American Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) out ofa total of 100,000 in the United States.This group wanted to establish an organization to address the concerns of minoritiesentering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to professional andacademic excellence. The following nine individuals who met that month weredetermined to "make a difference" and let their voices be heard. Ronald Benjamin Earl Biggot Bertram Gibson Frank Ross Richard McNamee Michael Winston Kenneth Drummond George Wallace Donald BristowIn 1980, the Seattle Chapter was chartered under the leadership of the late RonaldLeverett and is today one of twelve professional chapters within NABA’s WesternRegion.The goals of the Association include, but are not limited to, the following:  To represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals;  To encourage and assist minority students in entering the accounting profession;  To promote and develop the professional skills of our members;  To provide opportunities for members to fulfill their civic responsibility; and  To ensure long-term financial stability and provide adequate resources to implement chapter, regional, and national programs.The national and local programs offered are designed to support the overall goals andobjectives of the Association. These programs provide support to, and createopportunities for, professionals and students seeking levels of accomplishment in thefields of accounting and finance.Today, through the efforts of NABA and other interested groups, there are now over200,000 African-Americans participating in the field of accounting, of which over 5,000are CPAs. As a leader in the business community, NABA continues to createopportunities for the purpose of enlarging the pipeline of African-Americans into everylevel of accounting and finance. 9.
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  9. 9. NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011 2011 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTSMS. SIMONE HAMILTON will receive a $1,000 Ernst & Young Scholarship. She is afreshman pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Washingtonwith a cumulative GPA of 3.57. Simone is an At-Large student member of NABA, a member ofthe UW Association of Black Business Students, Student Representative for the March ofDimes, and past participant in the Young Executives of Color High School Program.MS. BRYTTANY ENGE will receive a $1,000 NABA Seattle Chapter Scholarship. She isa sophomore pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting and international business at theUniversity of Washington with a cumulative GPA of 3.47. Bryttany is an At-Large studentmember of NABA, member of the UW Association of Black Business Students, and mentor forhigh school students through the Dream Project. Bryttany has continued to exhibit strong aca-demic excellence by being named to the University of Washington Quarterly Dean’s List.MS. TAIYE JEREMIAH will receive a $1,000 Ernst & Young Scholarship. She is a busi-ness transfer degree student at Bellevue College expected to begin an undergraduate degree inaccounting at the University of Washington this fall. Taiye has achieved a cumulative GPA of3.52. She is an At-Large student member of NABA, President of the African Student Associa-tion, and volunteer with the Salvation Army.MS. YERUSALEM YEMANE will receive a $1,000 Ernst & Young Scholarship. She is asenior pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting and international business at the Uni-versity of Washington with a cumulative GPA of 3.27. Yerusalem is an At-Large student mem-ber of NABA, serves as President of the UW Association of Black Business Students and is amentor for the Young Executives of Color High School Program. She has continued to exhibitstrong academic excellence by being named to the University of Washington Quarterly Dean’sList.MS. RODA BARKET will receive a $1,000 Microsoft Corporation Scholarship. She is ajunior pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Washington with acumulative GPA of 3.37. Roda is an At-Large student member of NABA, serves as the VicePresident of Communication for the UW African Student Association, and is member of the UWAssociation of Black Business Students. She has continued to exhibit strong academic excel-lence by being named to the University of Washington Quarterly Dean’s List.MR. LOUIE TRAN will receive a $1,000 The Boeing Company Scholarship. He is asophomore pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Washingtonwith a cumulative GPA of 3.72. Louie is an At-Large student member of NABA, Student VicePresident for the UW Association of Black Business Students, member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fra-ternity Inc., and student mentor for the Dream Project. Louie has continued to exhibit strongacademic excellence by being named to the University of Washington Quarterly Dean’s List for5 consecutive quarters. 11.
  10. 10. NABA, INC. ~ SEATTLE CHAPTER ~ 25th Annual Scholarship & Awards Banquet ~ May 5, 2011MR. ARMAUNI BARSAMIAN will receive a $1,000 Deloitte Scholarship. He is a juniorpursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Washington with a cumu-lative GPA of 3.41. Armauni is an At-Large student member of NABA, member of the UW Asso-ciation of Black Business Students, Member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, and memberof the Educational Opportunity Program. He has continued to exhibit strong academic excel-lence by being named to the University of Washington Quarterly Dean’s List.MR. ANDRE GILL-McVEY will receive a $1,000 Ernst & Young Scholarship. He is asenior pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting and information systems at the Univer-sity of Washington with a cumulative GPA of 3.65. Andre is an At-Large student member ofNABA, Co-Founder of the UW NABA Student Chapter, and has served as a Student Mentor forthe UW Office of Minority Affairs. He has continued to exhibit strong academic excellence bybeing named to the University of Washington Quarterly Dean’s List for 9 out of 11 quarters.MR. NURSULTAN FIDELBEX UULU will receive a $1,000 Moss Adams Scholarship.He is a junior pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Washingtonwith a cumulative GPA of 3.63. Nursultan is an At-Large student member of NABA, member ofthe Beta Alpha Psi, and possess advanced skills is Russian. He has continued to exhibit strongacademic excellence by being named to the University of Washington Quarterly Dean’s List.MS. LINA THACH will receive a $1,000 Ronald Leverett Scholarship sponsored bythe NABA Seattle Chapter. She is a graduating senior at Garfield High School with a cumu-lative GPA of 3.93. Lina’s extracurricular activities include the Rainier Scholars Program,Young Executives of Color Program, and the One World Now Program. Lina is also a past Seat-tle Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) participant and plans to attend the Univer-sity of Washington in this fall where she will matriculate in Business.MS. ADIAM WOLDU will receive a $1,000 Ronald Leverett Scholarship sponsored byErnst & Young. She is a graduating senior at Franklin High School with a cumulative GPA of3.5. Adiam’s extracurricular activities include the Young Executives of Color Program, BlackStudent Union, and serving as a captain of the Franklin High School soccer team. Adiam plansto attend the University of Washington in this fall where she will matriculate in Business. 12.
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  17. 17. Save the Date... 14th AnnualWest Coast Western Region Student Conference September 29 – October 1, 2011 Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center 17620 International Blvd. ~ Seattle, WA WWW.NABAWR.ORG
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