The Joseph A. and Mary DiBenedetto Memorial Fund for Service Excellence in Accounting

$2,500 scholarships are awarded to Junior year accounting majors at the Lubin School of Business who have demonstrated outstanding service to the profession of accounting. The award may be used by any eligible student for tuition and/or related costs. The Dean and faculty members in the accounting department make the selection of the award recipients. For more information, contact Jennifer W. Bernstein, jbernstein@pace.edu.

2013 Joseph A. and Mary DiBenedetto Accounting Scholarship Recipients

Leanne Amicucci and Tathiane Thompson were awarded the Joseph A. and Mary DiBenedetto Memorial Fund for Service Excellence in Accounting Award at a meeting of the Accounting Society on September 18, 2013. This award is presented annually by the Lubin Accounting Department to an accounting major who most exemplifies leadership and service to the department, to the Lubin School of Business, and to the University. The award has been made possible through the Joseph and Mary DiBenedetto Fund and was established by Joseph DiBenedetto, professor of accounting, as a way to acknowledge and reward exceptional students in Lubin's prestigious accounting program.

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Professor Patricia Healy (center) congratulating the two Joseph and Mary DiBenedetto Award winners for 2013, Tahtiane Thompson (left) and Leanne Amicucci (right)
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Celebrating with the two Joseph and Mary DiBenedetto Award winners for 2013. From left to right: Julie Piscani (Lubin Advisement), Tathiane Thompson, Eileen Murphy (Lubin Advisement), Professor Raymond Reisig (Accounting), Leanne Amicucci.


2012 Joseph A. and Mary DiBenedetto Accounting Scholarship Recipient

[Accounting student Laura Schmitt]   Laura Schmitt '13, BBA/MBA Accounting student and president of the Robert S. Pace Accounting Society, was awarded the Joseph A. and Mary DiBenedetto Memorial Fund for Service Excellence in Accounting Award at a meeting of the Accounting Society in September 2012. This award is presented annually by the Accounting Department to the accounting major who most exemplifies leadership and service to the department, to the Lubin School of Business, and to the University. Laura has served as president of the Accounting Society since 2009 and served as its treasurer for one year. In addition, Laura has held officer positions in several other organizations at Pace University. The award was presented to Laura by Dr. Joseph DiBenedetto. The funds for this award are made possible through the Joseph & Mary DiBenedetto fund.

2011 Joseph A. and Mary DiBenedetto Accounting Scholarship Recipient

Diana Kaiami is a member of BAP and served as its interim President during the school year 2010-2011. The award was presented to her by Dr. Susanne O'Callaghan, the co-advisor for BAP.

2009 Joseph A. and Mary DiBenedetto Accounting Scholarship Recipients

Michael Cintineo is the president of the Robert S. Pace Accounting Society and an active participant in many Pace events. He has worked on outreach with the large and small accounting firms. He is also helping run the Ernst and Young Accounting Tutoring lab this year. He began Pace as a freshman and is now in the BBA/MBA accounting program.

James Nalbandian is the vice president and secretary of the Robert S. Pace Accounting Society. He is very active in supporting Pace at both university and Lubin events. He enjoys working with potential students to show them the benefits of choosing Pace for their accounting education. James was a transfer student and is now in his final year of the BBA/MBA program.