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WWC Student Leadership Conference Scholarship Winner Kevin Crown

Kevin Crown is an undergraduate Business student with a concentration in Accounting at The University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management.  He is currently employed as a Teacher’s Assistant for several accounting classes including Intro to Financial Accounting, Intro to Managerial Accounting and Cost Accounting. He aspires to obtain the CMA and CPA credentials and to contribute to industry by providing insightful financial analysis and aiding in strategic decision-making. Apart from university studies and work, Kevin focuses on staying updated with the latest trends in Financial and Managerial Accounting and is an active participant in accounting and ethics organizations such as the Institute of Management Accountants, Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society, MAFIA (Management Accounting, Fraud, & Internal Audit) and The SCPT UNM Business Ethics Student Council. In his spare time Kevin enjoys weightlifting, golf, and scuba diving, where he is a PADI certified Master Diver. Kevin consistently demonstrates a strong dedication to the field of accounting, and with continued effort, he looks forward to building a successful career as an accomplished CMA.

Congratulations to Kevin Crown!

Local Student Resources

The Wild West Council (WWC) actively supports students and student chapters in our Council area (Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, Utah).  Here are a few of the events and student chapters the Council supports:

IMA's Student Leadership Conference:

  • The SLC conference is typically held in November, and registration opens In September. 

  • The Wild West Council has provided scholarships to help students cover the cost of attending the SLC for many years.  For future conferences, please check here in August/September of each year for scholarship information.

IMA Wild West Council Paying Student Membership Fees:

Please help us get the word out NOW - WWC has money granted by IMA Global to pay for STUDENT memberships in our Council territory. If you are an educator with students or you are an IMA member who knows students majoring in Accounting or Finance, please give them the attached application and have them send it to
Andrew Vara, WWC Treasurer, andrewvara@....  The applications will be paid by WWC on a first come, first served basis until all funds are used - and we have sufficient funds.  We want all student members we support to have the chance for their member application approved.

Student Chapters and Activities:

  • WWC sponsors a student chapter at Cal State Bakersfield.  
  • The San Diego Chapter sponsors an annual student night at the University of San Diego. 
  • In April, the IMA South Bay Chapter Co-sponsored a Student Career Night jointly with Institute of Internal Auditors
  • The Arizona Valley of the Sun Chapter sponsors a Student Chapter at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University

To let us know what your chapter is doing to support students or for more information Contact Us