Each year, PASH and the Education Committee are extremely proud to give back to the education of our future shining stars……the oil and gas accountant. From the net proceeds received at the prior year Education Day we give back to Houston area Colleges and Universities and their students in the forms of Grants, Sponsorships and Scholarships.
PASH’s Education Committee was able to award 6 Grants ($750 each), 11 Sponsorships ($150 each), and 15 Scholarships ($1,000 each) for a total of $24,150. Grants are awarded to the schools that have Petroleum Accounting curriculum with the funds to be used to assist in the development and continuation of the program. Sponsorships are provided to the schools “accounting club” and “honors society”. Scholarships are awarded to a student, nominated by their professor who has successfully completed or is currently enrolled in an oil and gas accounting class. Each student was selected based on not only academic achievement but on their demonstrated leadership.
The recipients of the grants, sponsorships and internships include the following schools and individuals:
Prairie View A&M
Professor H. Gin Chong
LaTarickia Myers – LaTarickia is a senior Accounting major at Prairie View A&M University. She has held her place in making the Dean’s List for 4 consecutive years. After graduation, LaTarickia plans to continue her education in Accounting to obtain her CPA license.
Stephen F. Austin
Professor Kelly Noe
Samantha Brashears – Samantha is in the 5-year Accounting Degree program at Stephen F. Austin. She has enjoyed her time at SFA, from being a student-athlete on the track and field team to an accounting student. Samantha’s peers, coaches, and professors have helped to push and shape her into who she is today which gives her the confidence she needs going forward with her career.
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Professor Tara Blasor
Sidney Schultz – Sidney is a student in the Professional Program in Accounting at Texas A&M University. When she was a freshman at A&M, she knew that she wanted to study accounting, and worked hard to be able to get to where she is today. Sidney will be graduating from Texas A&M University in May of 2021 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting. She has worked in the accounting department at the Texas A&M University System since the beginning of her sophomore year and just recently finished an internship and accepted a full time offer for fall of 2021 in assurance services at PwC’s Houston office.
Professor Richard Pitre
Jalen Williams – Jalen is currently a Senior accounting major at Texas Southern University. In his time at TSU he has accumulated a 3.66 GPA while working 30-40 hours a week to pay for his education. Jalen’s mother instilled in him a strong work ethic and made him believe he can do anything he puts my mind to. Jalen is very grateful to PASH for this educational support to help him continue my learning journey.
Jillian Levi – Jillian is a senior at Texas Southern University, graduating May 2020 with a degree in Accounting. She has participated in a case competition sponsored by Phillips 66 Black Education Network Case Competition, focusing on building confidence, interacting with teams, and displaying leadership abilities. The confidence her professors instilled in her let her know that opportunities are endless as she transitions into her professional career. Jillian plans to continue her education after graduation, pursuing an MBA and CPA certification. She is grateful to PASH for this financial support.
University of Houston
Professors Michael Newman and Barry Teare
Allan Brizuela – Allan is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Accountancy at the University of Houston, with a focus on the oil and gas track. His background as a paramedic over the last 5 years has taught him what dedication and hard work for his community can achieve and he applies this same tenacity to his education and grades. Allan has been on the Dean’s list every semester of his undergrad and has made it his goal to keep his educational standards as high as possible. He is confident that his prior professional and educational endeavors have prepared him for a successful career in oil and gas and is ready to begin this path.
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Binjie Janet Wu – Bingjie came to the United States in 2011. Currently, Bingjie is a graduate student at University of Houston with major in Accounting. Meanwhile, she has been working at a local CPA firm in Sugar Land, TX for the last 5 years. She is very interested in tax and Oil & Gas. Bingjie plans to look for a new job at a middle-size or large CPA firm after graduation next year. She hopes that she will be assigned to the Oil & Gas tax department when she starts her new job.
Emmanuel Ugbana – Emmanuel is a graduate student at the University of Houston Masters in Accounting Program. He received his undergraduate degree in both Accounting and Finance and plans to take his Career further by taking the CPA certification. Emmanuel currently works full time as a Private Equity associate at Blue River Partners, LLC. From this experience, he has been able to apply the principals of what he is learning at the University in the real world. He has also learned the value of hard work and effective communication.
Gurpreet Singh – Gurpreet is a rising senior at the University of Houston double majoring in Accounting and Finance with a Mathematics minor. His interest in accounting began in his high-school accounting class which allowed him to compete in various state-wide competitions. This led him to choose accounting as his major specifically at UH because of the endless career opportunities in Houston. Gurpreet is originally from Mission, a small town in the South Texas region.
Xiaohong Sherry Wang – Xiaohong is in the Accounting Master’s Program at the University of Houston. She is currently taking Oil and Gas Accounting 1 and will take Oil and Gas Accounting 2 and 3 in 2020 fall and 2021 spring semesters. She has a couple years of experience as a chemical engineer in the Technology company for Oil and Gas industry. Xiaohong also holds a master’s degree in engineering from Beijing University of Chemical Technology. From Oil and Gas Accounting 1, she learned the basic knowledge of oil and gas, understood successful-efforts and full-cost accounting methods, and the way they treat specific operating expenses. Xiaohong’s long-term goal is to have a career in the Oil and Gas industry.
University of Houston
Professor Michael Lacina
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Stephanie Philip – Stephanie is enrolled in the Professional Accounting program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Accounting. She is involved in two student organizations in her University, the Accounting Association and Beta Alpha Psi, and is the VP of Communications for Accounting Association. These organizations have opened up various opportunities for her to be successful academically and grow in her future career. Stephanie is also a tax intern who is learning to provide tax filing and planning services to individuals, trusts and businesses while gaining the experience to build her career in Public Accounting.
University of Houston
Professor Chris Odom
Alana Ellis – Alana is currently a Senior Accountant at Total USA under the E&P division. She holds a BBA in Accounting and currently are pursuing certification for the CPA. Her personal interests includes music, basketball and spending time with family and friends. Alana has a passion to help others and consistently optimizes results in everything she does.
Thomas Nunez – Thomas was born and raised here in Houston, TX. He is currently a part-time student and full-time employee. Thomas is currently working in Accounts Payable for a pharmaceutical manufacturing company (PCCA). He is determined to get his CPA in accounting.
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University of Houston
Professor Danny Chiang
Stephanie Hajovsky – Stephanie is married with 2 boys, ages 11 and 13. She comes from many generations of finance and mathematics experts. Stephanie chose to get her Master’s in Accounting about 5 years ago to expand her knowledge and reach her full potential in her career. She enjoys watching and playing baseball, reading books, and playing with her kids. Someday Stephanie wants to travel the world to see many places that are not touched by tourism.
Without the help of the committee members, our projects would be difficult to complete. Thank you PASH Education committee.