Wall, Smith, Bateman Scholarships continue to assist Adams State accounting students

(02-06-2014)

Bob Gjellum, Melanie Valdez, Kimberley Temple, Brittany Harlan, Sheila Hicks, Courtney Nesenson, Karla Willschau, Amanda Morrow, Ron Chapman, Olivia DeHerrera, David Young, Kelsey Sellars, Mike Hudson, Kimberly Crowther, Lyle Hood

Pictured, students who received the scholarship and Wall, Smith, Bateman, Inc. partners include, left to right, Bob Gjellum, Melanie Valdez, Kimberley Temple, Brittany Harlan, Sheila Hicks, Courtney Nesenson, Karla Willschau, Amanda Morrow, Ron Chapman, Olivia DeHerrera, David Young, Kelsey Sellars, Mike Hudson, Kimberly Crowther, and Lyle Hood. Not pictured, Kelly Lamb.

Wall, Smith, Bateman Inc. current partners congratulate the recipients on behalf of the entire firm.

Receiving the scholarship not only assists students financially, it provides them with a sense of accomplishment. Sellars said: "This scholarship is important to me because it means WSB thinks I exemplify strong qualities to succeed in school and into the future. They have given me a little extra motivation to keep working hard and it feels great to have people who believe in me."

Wall, Smith, Bateman Inc., a local certified public accounting firm, considers Adams State University to be a great partner, and contributed $7000 for scholarships to deserving accounting students. The majority of the accountants that work at Wall, Smith, Bateman Inc. graduated from Adams State and the firm attributes much of their success to the fact that the Adams State School of Business has an exceptional accounting program. The firm is grateful to Adams State for the start given their employees and is happy to help future accountants to obtain their accounting degree through the scholarship. The firm also participates with Adams State by providing select students with an internship program of which certain past and current scholarship recipients benefited.

Dr. Michael Tomlin, Adams State School of Business chair, said the business school is extremely appreciative of Wall Smith Bateman and their continued support for the students. "They open their doors for internships for our accounting students, they hire our best, and then they provide scholarships directly to our students. They could not be better friends, on behalf of all of us in the School of Business and Adams State University, - a heartfelt thank you for your generosity and support."

The accounting firm has been awarding scholarships since 1982; the average number of recipients per year is 8 with approximately 250 scholarships awarded in the last 32 years.