Success Stories

From Our DeLand Campus Graduates

I have always felt that I received the very best accounting education possible by attending Stetson University. The quality of the professors and students that I interacted with is beyond compare. As a tax partner at McDirmit Davis, I activity seek new staff from the students at Stetson and I have never been disappointed.

Karen Canzoneri, CPA
Partner, McDirmit Davis, CPAs

Stetson provided me with the education I needed to springboard my career in ways I never imagined. The lifelong knowledge learned, people met and friendships made have all contributed to my success.

Suzanne E. Forbes, CPA
Managing Member, Daytona Beach office, James Moore & Co., CPAs and Consultants

The accounting program at Stetson University allowed me to enhance my verbal and written communication skills while constantly challenging me to think critically. The faculty equipped me with the tools I needed to pass the CPA exam and to meet future career challenges. The program also provided access to various internship opportunities which allowed me to gain a better understanding of the profession before graduating.

Salvatore Mancini, CPA
Inspections Specialist III - Public Accounting Oversight Board (PAOB) 

Stetson University's outstanding accounting program help prepare young professionals for the business environment through the use of relevant curriculum, individual attention from experienced professors and uncompromising learning environment.

Michael J Parr, Jr., CPA
Senior Manager - Ernst & Young, LLP

As a recent graduate, I could not be more proud of my Stetson accounting degrees. The accounting program and Stetson's unique culture molded me into a marketable, well-rounded employee. The networking and leadership experience I obtained while at Stetson complimented my academics and allowed me to be a competitive candidate in the job market.

Megan Hicks, CPA, CISA 
Risk Advisory Services - RSM, LLP 

Stetson University's professional accounting faculty not only offers an excellent educational opportunity, they make it personal. Students get good, practical, individual advice from the professors in addition to solid academics.

Michael Batts, CPA
Managing Shareholder, Batts, Morrison, Wales & Lee, P.A.

From our online graduates

As an older student, I had some initial concerns about enrolling in an online program; concerns which were quickly dispelled after entering my first class. The courses were challenging, fast-paced and taught by highly qualified faculty. In addition, the depth and diversity of experience of my classmates greatly contributed to the overall educational experience and resulted in me making new friends and contacts from all around the country. Stetson University's online M.Acc. provided me with a tightly-structured yet flexible program that accommodated my personal and professional commitments. I would recommend it to someone who is motivated, focused and has strong communication skills.

Gary J. Witosky, CPA
Associate Professor, Thiel College
Stetson M.Acc. '12

When deciding to return to school to obtain a master's degree in accounting, I was skeptical that I would be able to assimilate my work schedule with a rigorous course of study at the graduate level. When beginning the first course I was apprehensive about what to expect in a graduate online course. I was pleased to discover professors that were knowledgeable and articulate with clear expectations and well-organized content. The faculty was accessible and they conducted class in such a way as to foster an experience much like that found in a traditional classroom setting.

I highly recommend Stetson University's M.Acc. program to anyone seeking to achieve a master's degree in accountancy. The comprehensive curriculum and supportive faculty create a cohesive learning experience that is manageable as a working student... Stetson University's outstanding M.Acc. program made that possible and allowed me to continue working while attending graduate school... As an alumnus I continue to be impressed with the commitment and ongoing support I receive from the faculty and staff at Stetson University.

Eileen Maxwell
Stetson M.Acc. '12

After practicing in public accounting for more than two decades and with an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. accompanying CPA in the alphabet soup that follows my name, I realized the need for a comprehensive update of my accounting knowledge. Based on its stellar accreditation, its one-year time frame, and its convenient Internet-based approach, I enrolled in the first Stetson University master of accountancy class. Twelve of us undertook and successfully completed the rigorous program, the depth and breadth of which were unlike any educational experience I encountered before or since. The phenomenal learning experience provided the comprehensive accounting update I sought. Individually, collaboratively, and with the responsive support of our knowledgeable and experienced professors, each of us in that initial class immeasurably extended our accounting horizons and our accounting career potentials.

Shelley Livingston, CPA, Ph.D.
Stetson M.Acc. '10

At the time I decided to pursue my master of accountancy degree, I was already a CPA and had a Juris Doctorate. I needed the M.Acc. to be qualified to teach accounting at the higher education level. I wanted a program that would be meaningful, reputable, challenging and convenient. With a husband and three teenage daughters, as well as a full-time job, I did not want to be confined to a set schedule with classes that I had to leave home to attend.

I researched my options and ultimately selected Stetson University's online M.Acc. program. It proved to be everything I wanted. The teachers were well-qualified and personable. The classes were challenging, yet manageable for someone also juggling work and family. My degree gave me the credentials I needed to secure a job as an assistant professor of accounting. Stetson University's reputation for excellence has certainly been carved into every component of the program and I am proud to now rank among its alumni.

Brenda Redfern, CPA, JD
Stetson M.Acc. '11