Student Ambassadors: Building the CPA Pipeline

Pipeline is a word that has long been associated with attracting students to the study of accounting and careers in the CPA profession. Ensuring that the pipeline is full of qualified students is a challenge that The Ohio CPA Foundation has focused on through a variety of programs that inform students about the profession and inspire them to pursue CPA careers.

Since its inception in 2002, the Student Ambassador Program has introduced thousands of Ohio college students to the opportunities and benefits that come with an accounting degree. Student Ambassadors employ the power of peer-to-peer networking to reach students who have not yet declared a major with information about accounting and the CPA profession. 

Student Ambassadors are accounting majors who are in their junior, senior, fifth year or enrolled in a graduate-level accounting program. They are chosen from participating schools based on academic achievement, as well as traits such as an outgoing personality, strong communication and presentation skills, and commitment to a career as a CPA.  

The Student Ambassador Program operates at 18 universities. With the help of the Ambassadors, students have a better understanding of rewarding career opportunities that come with an accounting degree and the benefits of becoming a CPA.

Hear from one of our Student Ambassadors on how she got started and how it has impacted her.

Student Ambassador Testimonial

2021-2022 Student Ambassadors


  • Breanna Clifford: Ashland University
  • Tanisha Fuller & DeAnna Tinsley: Cincinnati State Technical & Community College
  • Shahmat Zaman Nameen: Cleveland State University
  • Camdyn Miller: Hiram College
  • Carleen Ellerbruch: John Carroll University
  • Corinne Hartline: Kent State University
  • Natalie Keisser: Miami University
  • Riley O'Neal: Ohio Northern University 
  • Jennifer Huang: Ohio State University
  • Caroline Drinko: Ohio State University
  • Jacob Dodd: Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Ebone Jackson & Sam Wright: Sinclair Community College
  • Paige Owen: University of Cincinnati
  • Becca Koetter: University of Dayton
  • Open Ambassador Position: University of Toledo
  • Jillian Egbert: Wright State University
  • Sarah Nowicki: Xavier University
  • Alaina Fullerman: Youngstown State University