Guam – A team of University of Guam accounting students will be competing as a finalist in the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) 6th Annual Government Finance Case Challenge in Washington, D.C. in February. The team prepared a Citizen-Centric Report for Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia, which included a paper summarizing the criteria and justification the team used to decide what information to include and exclude in the report.
As a finalist in the competition along with North Carolina State University, the UOG team received scholarships to attend the AGA National Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on February 12-13, 2013 where they will present their finalized solutions before a panel of federal/state/local government leaders, corporate partners and chief financial officers.
[L-R: Steven Delgado, Russell Bala-an, Senator Brant McCreadie, Dr. Doreen Crisostomo, Cindelle Sazon, Senator Tina Muña Barnes with the Big G, Angeline Nieto and UOG Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration Dr. Anita Borja Enriquez.]UOG Assistant Professor of Accounting Dr. Doreen Crisostomo organized the student team, which is composed of Ms. Cindelle Maye O. Sazon, Ms. Angeline Corpus Nieto, Mr. Steven Patrick Delgado and Mr. Russell Jon Miranda Bala-an. The students were all in Dr. Crisostomo’s Fall 2012 Government Accounting class]
According to the AGA website, the Government Finance Case Challenge experience, “promises to challenge students’ moral reasoning, raise their awareness of the importance of government accountability and open doors to a future career in government.”
For more information on AGA, visit http://www.agacgfm.org.