Recent Alums Clean Up at Vincentian Service Day

Cleaning fish ponds is not in the curriculum of the DePaul School of Accountancy, but a Vincentian education does include service–giving back to the community–so the Ledger & Quill Recent Alumni Group found themselves at Garfield Park Conservatory, Saturday May 7, doing just that as part of this year’s Vincentian Service Day. “Two of our…

Deep Blue: David Franckowiak

Long-time Ledger & Quill member and Board member Dave Franckowiak is Chief Financial Officer for Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A), consultants in philanthropic management, where he leads the financial and core operational areas of the firm.  He also provides financial leadership and guidance to management and consultants for the infrastructure supporting consulting and services to…

Members of the Moment – Aaron R. Folkening (BUS ’98)

Another Strobel alumnus, Aaron Folkening’s accounting career began at KPMG, then on to Kraft, at which point he obtained his MBA from Northwestern.  He is presently vice president of finance and controller at Anderson Copper and Brass, a Marmon Group company. Aaron confessed that he is not a “good” alumnus because he does not attend…

Members of the Moment – Wafa Shalabi (BUS ’95, MST ’98)

No longer practicing tax, Wafa Shalabi at first hesitated attending the spring reception for MST alumni. Both Wafa and DePaul are very glad she reconnected. As Wafa explained, “I was in Strobel and Dr. Peters’ recommendation led to my internship and first job with KPMG’s tax practice, so you can imagine how delighted I was…

Kosinski, L&Q Members Take Top Honors at ICPAS

The Illinois CPA Society’s 2013 Outstanding Leadership in Advancing Diversity Award was presented to L&Q member Joe Kosinki (BUS ’78) of Abbott, in recognition of his strong, consistent and creative efforts to promote diversity in the accounting and finance communities. The award, presented at the June 10, 2013, ICPAS Leadership Recognition Dinner, was the fifth time in the…

DePaul Pitches in on ICPAS Internship Prep Program

As could be expected at a gathering concerning accounting, accounting education, diversity, determination and hard work, the School of Accountancy and MIS was well represented at a special inaugural offering of the Illinois CPA Society, the Internship Preparation Program.   Held the State Street University Center, the Internship Preparation Program is a three-day, all expenses paid…

School’s Frigo Delivers ICPAS Keynote

Mark L. Frigo, Ledger & Quill Professor, presented the opening keynote address “Building a Resilient Organization through Enterprise Risk Management” at the Illinois CPA Society 2013 Controllers Conference, March 10, 2013, at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. This keynote was based on his pioneering research in the Strategic Risk Management Lab at…