Cal Poly Accounting Club Raises $5,400 for Jack’s Helping Hand

The Cal Poly Accounting Club donated $5,400 to Jack’s Helping Hand, a Central Coast nonprofit organization that provides assistance and programs to children with cancer and special needs.

The club raised the money at its third-annual Orfalea College of Business Olympics held Saturday, Sept. 30 — the group’s biggest philanthropy event of the year. The recruiting and networking event brought together more than 100 students, alumni and accounting industry recruiters, who casually tackled obstacle courses and relay races on Cal Poly’s sports fields.

The club has raised nearly $12,000 for charitable organizations since 2015, including the Alzheimer’s Association and Heifer International, a global nonprofit working to eradicate poverty and hunger through sustainable, values-based holistic community development.

The accounting club provides a vital link between Cal Poly’s Accounting Area, which is recognized as a significant source of top accounting graduates in California, and industry professionals. The club hosts career fairs, professional development events, leadership opportunities and networking opportunities for its roughly 400 members.

For more information on the club, visit

50 Accounting Students Receive Scholarships

Cal Poly Accounting StudentsThe Accounting Area celebrated its annual Day in the Park event with alumni, students and faculty on O’Neill Green on Saturday, May 20. Later that evening, supporters gathered for the program’s Spring Banquet, where more than 50 top accounting students received scholarships thanks to alumni and industry supporters.

Andersen Tax: Julia Stern
Andersen Tax: Maya Rotman
Apercen Partners LLC: Dana Lynn Haserot
Armanino LLP: Sophia Alicia Jimenez
Armanino LLP: Steven Johnson
Armanino LLP: Lauren Ludlow
BDO USA LLP: Madeline Camilleri
BDO USA LLP: Tyler Toft
Becker CPA: Bruce Benton
BPM: Keri Reinbolt
C & D LLP: Thomas Edward Soto
CBIZ MHM, LLC: Matthew Rosengarten
Central Coast Chapter of CalCPA: Kristina Kong
Central Coast Chapter of CalCPA: Ashley Nicole Cope
Chevron Corporation: Halim Choucair
Chevron Corporation: Jesse Wang
Crowe Horwath: Jane Legrama
Damitz, Brooks, Nightingale, Turner & Morrisset: Hannah Maccoux
Damitz, Brooks, Nightingale, Turner & Morrisset: Zachary Voltmer
Deloitte.: Brooke Begun
Deloitte.: Meghan Boyle
Deloitte.: Cori Bynum
Dr. Earl Keller: Bruce Benton
DZH Phillips: Duncan Barnard
EisnerAmper: Margaret Mikhailova
Ernst & Young: Melanie Logan
Ernst & Young: Alexander Sola
Fluor Corporation: Anny Tang
Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP: Cole Simpson
Glenn Burdette: Shannon Riley
Grant Thornton LLP: Hyo Jin (Julie) Park
Grant Thornton LLP: Cheyenne Tucker
Hayashi Wayland: Matthew Lem
KCoe Isom: Sam Ogee
KCoe Isom (Accounting Minor): Kayce Murray
KPMG: Jenna Butler
KPMG: Gary Chan
Moss Adams LLP: Colton Merrill
Moss Adams LLP: Courtney Benner
Moss Adams LLP: Jacob Shubin
Moss Adams LLP: Katrina Strawick
Navolio & Tallman LLP: Breannah Yeh
PricewaterhouseCoopers: Michelle Chen
PricewaterhouseCoopers: Kshitij Mehta
PricewaterhouseCoopers: Mallory Skye Muehlbauer
Radakovich, Shaw & Blythe: Jemin Chakkalakal
RINA Accountancy Corporation: Alison Denton
Robert W. Hill: Jun Bang
Roger CPA: Brent Hamparzoomian
Seiler LLP: Shelby Funk
Seiler LLP: Kyle Jeffrey Poppinga
Sensiba San Filippo LLP: Nicola Jeanne Mayer
Stephen C. Mansfield: Yun Ling Ng

Graduate Programs Commencement 2017

Graduate Students

Ceremony Information

Congratulations to the graduate students completing their studies in 2017!

The Orfalea College of Business Graduate Programs will host a commencement ceremony on Friday, June 16, 4-6pm at the Performing Arts Center.

For ticket information, please contact the office at or by calling (805) 756-2637.

All graduates will have their names read in a hooding ceremony. Following the ceremony, there will be light refreshments served in the lobby. Guests are welcome to take photos.

Orfalea graduate students should not attend the undergraduate ceremony.


From Los Angeles on Route 101 North

  • Take the Morro Bay, Highway 41 exit.
  • Turn right onto Toro.
  • Turn right onto Walnut.
  • Turn right onto Santa Rosa (California Highway 1).
  • Turn right onto Highland, entering onto the Cal Poly campus.

From San Francisco on Route 101 South

  • Take the Santa Rosa exit.
  • Turn right onto Santa Rosa(California Highway 1).
  • Turn right onto Highland, entering onto the Cal Poly campus.

Click HERE for map to Highland Drive


Attire and other related commencement materials will be available April 27-28 at the Commencement Fair. If students don’t make it to the Commencement Fair, they can purchase their cap, gown, tassel, hood and honors cords from June 5-18 at University Store.


If you would like to request an accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter or use of a wheelchair, please contact the Disability Resource Center at (805) 756-1395 as soon as possible. The DRC appreciates two weeks’ notice, but has a 72-hour minimum request deadline.

Cal Poly Accounting Club Day in the Park Slated for May 20

CPAC Day in the ParkThe Cal Poly Accounting Club cordially invites you to our annual Day in the Park event. Enjoy a casual barbecue on O’Neill Green as you reconnect with fellow accounting alumni, chat with your favorite faculty, and network with top students. The event is free and open to all alumni and industry professionals.

Saturday, May 20
11 a.m.– 2 p.m.
O’Neill Green
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Please RSVP by May 10 via our Google doc. Everyone is welcome, so please feel free to invite any Cal Poly alumni or other Cal Poly friends! Please reserve hotels now since this is a peak season in San Luis Obispo.
If you have any questions, please reach out our Day in the Park Committee Chair Monica Puentespina at or 818-929-3883.

We hope to see you there!

CPAC Day in The Park Committee

Chair – Monica Puentespina
Marketing – Anny Tang
Venue/Food – Alana Akau
Logistics – Matthew Devine
Registration- Lauren Tom

Senior Spotlight: Yuriy Kalbov

Yuiry at the senior awards banquetYuriy Kalbov, a senior accounting student, came to the United States from Russia just six years ago and is already well on his way to having a successful career in accounting.

Before coming to Cal Poly, Kalbov attended Los Angeles City College for two years. There he met his favorite professor, Elenita Ayuyao, who encouraged him to pursue accounting and laid the foundation for him to succeed at Cal Poly.

Though 2014 was a competitive year to transfer into Cal Poly, Kalbov got in and chose to attend because of Cal Poly’s high academic rankings.

During his time here, Kalbov worked as a tutor in the Cal Poly Accounting Club and volunteered as a tax preparer in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. His time as a CPAC tutor taught him how to work with diverse individuals and helped to improve his problem solving skills.

Throughout his academic career Kalbov has completed more than 225 units, allowing him to qualify for his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license without having to complete a master’s program.

Thanks to the help of Orfalea Student Services and the support of students and faculty, Kalbov has been able to thrive during his time at Cal Poly. “Everything has been pretty smooth,” Kalbov said, “with all of the resources Cal Poly has to offer it is hard not to succeed.”

After graduation Kalbov will join the federal tax practice at KPMG, where he interned this past summer.