SCRANTON — When Douglas Boyle, D.B.A., and his Business Leadership Honors Consulting Class began to plan The University of Scranton’s first ever Future Accountants Leadership Conference (FAL-Con), they knew the goal was to attract the best and brightest young business minds from a spectrum of states. So, working with the university’s admissions staff, they identified top students within Scranton’s recruiting markets interested in business and accounting, inviting them to an interactive educational conference in November.
Nearly 70 high school students attended the conference, accompanied by about 115 parents and guardians, representing six states. To attend, students were required to have at least a 3.2 GPA, be ranked in the top 30 percent of their class and have a recommendation from their school.
Abington Heights High School students who participated include Jared Cohen, of Clarks Summit; Brendan Conahan, of South Abington Township; Enis Murtaj, of Clarks Summit; Evan Phillips, of Clarks Summit; Mariah Tulaney, of Waverly Township; and Shiqi Zhou, of South Abington Township.
Each conference attendee accepted at The University of Scranton will be offered an additional $1,000 scholarship.
The conference included an interactive experience with members of the Kania School of Management’s award-winning faculty, the Accounting Department Professional Alumni Council and students from the Business Leadership Honors Program and Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society. Students were able to network with the professionals while furthering their subject knowledge.