Senior Wins Major Accounting Award

By Reid Oslin
Staff Writer

Lindsay K. Nelson, a senior accounting major in the Carroll School of Management, has been named one of four national winners of a Financial Standards Accounting Board postgraduate technical assistantship.

The one-year FSAB assistantships, which begin on July 1, enable the nation's best accounting students to become highly involved with the field's standards-setting process, and gain an in-depth understanding of the roles played by preparers, auditors and users of financial information.

Nelson, from Tucson, Ariz., is a Boston College Presidential Scholar and one of the top students in the CSOM accounting program.

"Lindsay is just a super student," said Assoc. Prof. Gregory Trompeter, Nelson's mentor in the CSOM Honors Program who helped her file the assistantship application. "She is a delightful person with incredible insight and maturity. When it came to writing letters on her behalf, they almost wrote themselves.

Lindsay Nelson. (Photo by Lee Pellegrini)

"In her case, it was an easy thing to do," Trompeter added.

"My professors were just great is helping me go through the application process," Nelson said. "This is really a great opportunity."

Nelson is the first Boston College student to win this prestigious national accounting award.

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