Maryland Society of Accountants Awards Sidney Weinberg Outstanding Achievement Award to Mount Saint Mary’s College Student

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On September 21, 2010, representatives of the Maryland Society of Accountants traveled to Mount Saint Mary's College in Thurmont, MD. During this visit, the MSA Scholarship Foundation awarded Christopher Powell of Ocean City, MD the Sidney Weinberg Award for outstanding achievement and commitment to the accountting profession.

On September 21, 2010 representatives from the Maryland Society of Accountants (MSA) traveled to Mount Saint Mary’s College in Thurmont, MD for two purposes.

First, MSA members Robert Boehner, CPA, and Christine Giovetti, CPA, joined Executive Director Alverta “Sandy” Steinwedel as guest lecturers in Professor Donald Butts’ Accounting Technology class. The trio updated students on new accounting legislation on the State and Federal levels, and offered real-life experiences and practices in the accounting profession.

Then, Ms. Giovetti, who is one of MSA’s Scholarship Foundation Trustees, joined Mr. Boehner in awarding the organization’s Sidney Weinberg Outstanding Achievement Award to Mr. Christopher Powell, a third-year student majoring in Accounting. The honor is awarded for exemplary academic achievement and commitment to the accounting profession. In addition to the award, Mr. Powell will receive two cash awards of $1,000 each during the fall and spring semesters.

About Maryland Society of Accountants:

The Maryland Society of Accountants, Inc. (MSA) was founded in 1959 to protect the rights of all accountants, bookkeepers, tax practitioners and financial planners to practice in the State of Maryland. Today, the Society is the only regional accounting organization permitting and recruiting memberships from these professions. With more than 3,000 members representing over 1 million clients composed of individuals and small businesses, the MSA unites the accounting profession in common goals of education, networking, and public service. The MSA is by far the largest Affiliated State Organization (ASO) in the United States that is associated with the National Society of Accountants. For more information, please visit


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