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Thank you to all of the AFWA-OC Team Members who helped make our annual event a GREAT SUCCESS! A Special Thanks to our guest speaker: Talia Hart, President of the Irvine Chamber of Commerce for her inspirational presentation!

The event was held on November 19th at the Holiday Inn Orange County Airport in Santa Ana, CA. This year, we were fortunate enough to have several major sponsors: Haskell & White LLP, Ledgent, Robert Half International & Dave and Penny Kinnear, dbk Associates, Inc., which resulted in allowing AFWA-OC to award student scholarships to four hard-working students!

* Amy Smith, a 5th year senior at California State University, Long Beach was awarded the $1,500 AFWA scholarship that was available to any full-time student enrolled in a 4-year college or university in the Fall 2014 semester/quarter with a major or emphasis in accounting.

* Vivian Le, a junior at California State University Fullerton was awarded a $500 scholarship that was available to any full-time student enrolled in a 4-year college or university in the Fall 2014 semester/quarter with a major or emphasis in accounting.

* An Luc, a sophomore at Cypress Community College was awarded s $500 scholarship that was available to any part-time or community college student enrolled in the Fall 2014 semester/quarter with a major or emphasis in accounting that has completed at least 12 units in business administration classes.

* Kayley Nhu Vu, a sophomore at Cypress Community College was awarded also a $500 scholarship that was available to any part-time or community college student enrolled in the Fall 2014 semester/quarter with a major or emphasis in accounting that has completed at least 12 units in business administration classes.

Other participating sponsors were: Disneyland Resort, Roger CPA Review, Becker’s CPA Exam Review, The Holiday Inn-Santa Ana, Roth Staffing Companies, L.P., Ann Marie Broderick, CPA & Millie Culpepper, President, AFWA OC Chapter. Thank you!!   We look forward to staying in touch with these bright students while leading the way in the Finance & Accounting profession!

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