The Fisher College of Business community recently gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2017 at its annual commencement ceremonies.

The festivities began with an Accounting Honors luncheon in which 34 honors students and their families gathered to celebrate. The event preceded Fisher’s annual Master of Accounting (MAcc) Pre-Commencement ceremony at The Ohio Union. The event recognized Fisher’s 80 MAcc graduates and their achievements while at the college. Included among the 80 graduates were 27 individuals who earned two degrees from Ohio State, and students from seven countries around the world were a part of the Class of 2017.

The ceremony also recognized the graduates’ tremendous impact on the community through MAcc Gives Back. The event brought together 50 students for a day of service at eight sites throughout Columbus, where they read to small children, built furniture for those in need, delivered food to senior citizens, and packed more than 1,000 meals for the area’s hungry.

Amy Chronis headshot
Amy Chronis

The MAcc Pre-Commencement keynote was delivered by Amy Chronis (BSBA ’83), a partner at Deloitte in Houston who has also served as a managing partner at the company’s office in Austin.

As a proud alumna of the Accounting Honors program and a former Pace Setter, Chronis has spent time with Fisher students as part of the Cullman Luncheon Speaker Series and served as a guest lecturer in numerous classes. She was named the 2011 Alumnus of the Year by the Omicron Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, and she currently serves on The Ohio State University’s Audit and Compliance Committee.

2017 MAcc Pre-Commencement

Undergraduate accounting students, their families and friends gathered for a Pre-Commencement event on the steps of Fisher Hall prior to participating in the university’s commencement celebration at Ohio Stadium. In all, the undergraduate Class of 2017 featured 223 students who majored in accounting, and 23 who studied accounting as a second specialization. Thirty-eight students studied Management Information Systems, while two identified MIS as their secondary specializations.

Abigail Wexner, philanthropist and university trustee, served as the featured speaker at the 415th commencement ceremony, the largest in Ohio State history.

2017 Fisher Undergraduate Pre-Commencement