An Awarding Day

Leventhal Ph.D. student Fiona Wang receives University-wide honor

April 19, 2017

USC Leventhal School of Accounting doctoral student Yingfei (Fiona) Wang BS ’13, MAcc ’13, Ph.D. ’20 was selected to receive the 2017 Rockwell Dennis Hunt Scholastic Award at the 36th Annual Academic Honors Convocation, held April 17 at Town & Gown. 

This scholastic award, established at USC in 1976 in memory of Rockwell Dennis Hunt, the first dean of the Graduate School, is awarded each year to one graduate student who is an alumnus and is most representative of the University’s traditions and objectives. The award includes a monetary prize, a medallion and inscription of the student’s name on a memorial trophy housed in the USC Graduate School.

“I am honored to receive this recognition,” said Wang, a second-year Ph.D. student engaged in managerial accounting research. “As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, ‘Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.’ This is not an easy task, and I would not be where I am without faculty, staff and alumni from the Marshall School of Business and Leventhal School of Accounting.”

“I feel very fortunate to pursue a doctoral degree from my alma mater and to have Professor Mark Young as my adviser,” she added.

“Fiona is an excellent student,” said Young, George Bozanic and Holman G. Hurt Chair in Sports and Entertainment Business and professor of accounting. “I am very proud of her and know that she has a bright future in management accounting.”