ICCC student one of three to pilot CPA program

WEST DES MOINES — Three Iowa accounting students have been piloting a new program on their college campus to connect students to the possibilities of a CPA career as part of the Iowa Society of CPAs new Student Ambassador Program launched last fall.

Among them is Felicia Hurtt, a sophomore at Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, who is completing her term as student ambassador this spring. Iowa State University and the University of Dubuque were also selected as schools to pilot the program. Hurtt assists with ISCPA events on campus and recruits fellow students to ISCPA, which offers a free student membership and guidance to help students understand career options and opportunities within the CPA profession.

Iowa Central Accounting Associate Program Director, Dr. Dawn A. Humburg CPA, selected Hurtt for the program. “Felicia is the epitome of a stellar accounting student and ethical individual. She has a very bright future in the profession and has represented the Accounting Associate Program with the utmost of competence and enthusiasm.”

After completion of the student ambassador program and obtaining her Accounting Associate-Associate of Professional Studies Degree from Iowa Central, Hurtt plans to work toward the 150 credit hours needed to sit for the uniform CPA examination. “After completing my time at Iowa Central, I will transfer to an online program with Upper Iowa University to obtain my bachelor’s and eventually work towards a Master’s degree.”

Hurtt continues, “I want to become a CPA because there is always some kind of problem solving challenge at hand. Obtaining the CPA credential opens so many more doors when compared to just having a degree in accounting.”