JUNE 2016


A Note from the Chair

Greetings from the Department of Accounting and Management Information Systems at Fisher College of Business. As many of you may know, we recently wrapped up an exciting time of the year, as we celebrated commencement and the graduation of the Class of 2016.

This annual tradition was a wonderful opportunity to recognize the tremendous accomplishments of our graduates and formally welcome them as Fisher alumni. The Master of Accounting Class of 2016 had the pleasure of hearing from Max Carrier (’80), an accounting alum who remains a great supporter of our college. His story and experience as a leader at KPMG was truly inspiring to all of our MAcc graduates.

Commencement was the most recent of many exciting events and news at Fisher. Please take this opportunity to learn about the other AMIS highlights from this past academic year below.


J. Richard Dietrich, Chair


Graciously Giving Back

Accounting alumnus Max Carrier shares the impact of his Ohio State education.

Meet Some of Our Newest Alumni

Graduates representing the AMIS program share their thoughts and reflections on their Fisher experience.


VITA helping taxpayers in need

For 13 years, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Fisher has connected accounting students with low- to moderate-income individuals and families for free tax preparation. See first-hand how VITA has returned $4.6 million to almost 3,000 people.


Accounting Honors students win WSJ Challenge

Three Accounting Honors students put their reading and memorization skills to work in winning individual and team honors at the Wall Street Journal Challenge, a quiz bowl-type competition that tests participants from schools around the country on current business events.


Professor Spires honored with awards

Professor Eric Spires (left) was recently named the winner of two college-wide awards, as voted on by the students he teaches.


Fisher Alumnae Showing the Versatility of Their MAcc Degrees

See how alumnae Alison Staloch (MAcc '05), Kelsey Palmer Brenn (MAcc ’11) and Michele Kothe (BSBA ’01; MAcc ’01) are using lessons learned they learned at Fisher to help three non-traditional organizations excel.


The Impact of Giving

For Paige Grosel (BSBA ’16; MAcc ’16), the generous scholarship support of others helped her achieve her accounting dream:

“Instead of worrying about finances or working extra shifts, my scholarships have allowed me to spend more time studying and taking part in co-curricular activities at Ohio State and Fisher. Not having to worry about paying back student loans provides me additional peace of mind and allows me to fully focus on passing the CPA exams. I am extremely grateful for my Fisher experience and for the many donors whose generosity is helping me and countless other students pursue our dreams.”