Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - September 2015
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September 11 – Recent Trends in Healthcare Fraud Investigations – 1 hour chapter luncheon

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Welcome New Members
Tracy Bolger, CPA

Thank you Sponsors
Many thanks to Barcom Construction, Inc. for sponsoring lunch in August for the board of directors meeting. See a list of all of the businesses that have supported the chapter this year.

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Message from the President
Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith, CPA
It’s back-to-school time! And because we’re part of a profession that never stops learning, it’s time for chapter CPE to start again. Our first CPE luncheon at the Ortiz Center will be on Friday, Sept. 11. We’ll be recognizing our recent 50-year fellow honorees and introducing the newest Corpus Christi area CPAs to you. Be sure to submit your registration by Sept. 4 so you don’t miss out!

It’s also time for our chapter to connect with the local accounting programs in high schools and colleges in our area. Check out the opportunities listed in this newsletter to help a future CPA connect to the profession and maybe even find a sharp new hire for your firm or company.

We look forward to seeing you next week at the Ortiz Center!

Jeff Smith, CPA
Chapter President 2015-16


Recent Trends in Healthcare Fraud Investigations – Sept. 11 CPE Luncheon
Sarah Wirskye, CPA, JD from Meadows, Collier, Reed, Cousins, Crouch & Ungerman, LLP, will be our speaker for the Sept. 11 luncheon at the Ortiz Center. Register by Friday, Sept. 4 to guarantee your spot!
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Be a Mentor. Find a Mentor.
Thanks to the dedication of CPA members and the interest of local accounting students, the chapter’s mentor program continues to be successful with over 50 pairs of mentees and mentors matched since the program began six years ago. With the start of the new school year we will be matching mentor/mentee pairs at TAMUCC, TAMUK and Del Mar. Consider giving your time to mentor an interested accounting student and shed light on what the profession is all about. It’s a small commitment with BIG impact!

Students: Find a Mentor

Participate in TAMUCC’s Accounting Showcase on Sept. 23
You’re invited to attend TAMUCC’s Second Annual Accounting Firm Showcase event from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 23 in the Michael and Karen O’Connor Building. The event is open to accounting firms and representatives from accounting departments in area companies. It is not a requirement for you to be hiring but if you are, you are more than welcome to bring any announcements you have as well as any handouts regarding your organization. If you have any alumni or recent graduates who are working for you, this would be a great opportunity for current student to see and hear success stories. A parking pass for the garage will be provided. For more information, contact Stefani Schomaker at 361/825-2628 or
Stefani.Schomaker@tamucc.edu