Wilkes University senior Kacee Diehl of Drums, Pa., is the recipient of the 2021 Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Award for Excellence in Accounting from Wilkes University. Diehl, an accounting major, was chosen for her academic achievements and for her leadership in the accounting major and on campus.
While at Wilkes, Diehl has served as the student coordinator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, helping individuals from the community in the preparation of their tax returns. In 2019, she was part of the student team awarded the best undergraduate research proposal presentation during the Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Conference for Researchers, Educators, Practitioners and Students. Diehl is an e-mentor, helping incoming first-year students through the orientation process at the University. She is also a four-year defensive starter on the Wilkes field hockey team.
Diehl will graduate with a 3.92 grade point average and with degrees in accounting and finance this May. After graduating, she will begin her career with the international accounting firm, KPMG. She is the daughter of Daniel and Karen Diehl of Drums, Pa.
About the PICPA
Founded in 1897, the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is the second-oldest CPA organization in the United States and the largest CPA association in Pennsylvania. The more than 20,000 members include practitioners in public accounting, industry, government, and education. The PICPA supports CPAs and future CPAs by providing education, networking, leadership, and volunteer opportunities.
About Wilkes University
Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, Wilkes is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest doctoral universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Brookings Institution ranked Wilkes 14th in the nation for middle-class mobility. In addition to 45 majors, Wilkes offers 24 master’s degrees programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing.