Grace College accounting students took time from class recently to assist Winona Lake, Ind., organizations, including Combined Community Services, Lakeland Christian Academy and Fellowship Missions. Their involvement on Friday, September 20, was part of the Indiana CPA Society’s 11th annual Day of Service and allowed the students who volunteered to gain service experience and build relationships in the community.
“I received an extremely positive response when I asked the Advanced Accounting class if they were interested in being involved in the INCPAS Day of Service,” said Roger Stichter, professor of accounting at Grace. “I believe it is important for future Certified Public Accountants to realize they will be part of a profession and not just involved in a job. Serving not-for-profit organizations during the same day as other CPAs serve NFP organizations is a great way to feel connected to the profession.”
Each year, hundreds of Indiana CPAs and accounting students perform community service and help worthwhile organizations in their community. Last year, there were more than 500 volunteers.