August 14, 2007

Accounting student wins scholarship

by Sun Min


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CARBONDALE, Ill. — An accounting student at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has won a National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) scholarship, valued at $2,500.

Conrad Houeto of the Republic of Benin, master of accountancy student in the College of Business and Administration, received the prize at the NABA conference in Philadelphia in June.

"I was so proud to represent the NABA SIUC chapter, and Southern Illinois University as a whole," said Houeto, who carries a 4.0 GPA.

"Conrad Houeto is an outstanding example of the academic stars that make up our student body," said J. Dennis Cradit, dean of the College of Business and Administration.

"Conrad is very bright and very involved in his community. I expect to see only great things in his future," said Donna Margolis, director of the college's placement center.

Houeto credits SIUC staff and faculty, among others, for his success. "I have particular admiration for Dr. Julie Sobery and the quality and challenge that she enforces in her courses and Dr. Ania Rose for her availability after class and true dedication to teaching," he said.

After graduation, Houeto hopes to work in the IT audit field. He is currently interning in the St. Louis office of Deloitte & Touche LLP.