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North Texas Student Chapters

UTD
www.utdallasiia.com
Usually Meets on 2nd Thursday
UNT
orgsync.com/46047/chapter
Usually Meets on 3rd Monday


Student Affiliate Memberships

The Dallas ACFE offers student memberships to those students meeting certain criteria. Membership in the National ACFE is not required to become a Student Affiliate Member of the Dallas chapter (visit acfe.com for information on discounted national memberships). Visit our Membership Application page to apply!

Cost:

$10.00 Annual Dues
$10.00 per Luncheon

Student Affiliate Qualifications:

Open to undergraduate students enrolled in at least 12 semester hours (or equivalent) or graduate students enrolled in at least 9 semester hours (or equivalent), in a college or university or equivalent. Student Affiliates cannot vote, hold office, or participate on committees.

Membership Benefits:

  • Discounted rates for monthly luncheons. Non-members pay $40 per luncheon, while chapter members (including Student Affiliates) pay only $10 per luncheon.
  • Networking opportunities with CFEs and other professionals in the industry.
  • Volunteer opportunities – The Dallas ACFE is always looking for student volunteers at our annual conference. In return, we provide free access to the conference (normally $325), with lunch and a t-shirt included.


Happy Davis Foundation and Dallas ACFE Scholarships

The Dallas Chapter of the ACFE has partnered with the Happy Davis Foundation and Origin Bank to offer annual scholarships to Dallas-area students. This year, we are proud to offer multiple $2,500 scholarships! The number of scholarships will be determined at a later date.

Scholarship eligibility:
  • Accounting, Auditing, or Criminal Justice major
  • Major GPA AND overall GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Have completed at least 12 semester hours of major field coursework (9 semester hours for graduate students) prior to the Spring 2018 semester
  • Have at least one semester remaining to complete your degree after the 2018 Spring semester, or be pursuing graduate study beginning in the forthcoming Summer 2018 or Fall 2018 semesters
  • Will be a full-time student (9 undergraduate hours or 6 graduate hours) in the Fall 2018 semester, or 3 hours in one of the Summer 2018 semesters.

CLICK HERE to access the scholarship application.

Contact Blake Widmoyer at blake.widmoyer@navigant.com with any questions or for more information.

Applications are due Friday, March 31, 2018!

2017 Scholarship Recipients

Melissa A. Duvall
Bachelor of Science; Masters of Science
University of North Texas

Melissa Duvall is a graduate student at University of North Texas pursuing a Master of Science degree in Accounting. She has previous degrees from Friends University and Colorado Technical University. Melissa currently works for Leidos Corpoation providing pilots with current and forecasted weather for planned flight routes. She is the Vice President of the ISACA/IIA/ACFE student chapter at UNT and has been a member of the ACFE since 2016. Melissa plans to sit for the CFE exam in July 2017 and would like to use her skills to become an expert in detecting Cyberfraud.

Mayra L. Molina
Bachelor of Science, Accounting
University of North Texas - Dallas

Mayra Molina is an undergraduate student at University of North Texas - Dallas pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She currently works for Parkland Hospital as an Asset Management Technician. Mayra was inducted into the IMA Accounting Honor Society on March 7, 2017. She plans to complete her degree in December 2017 and seek a position that will hold companies accountable for unethical financial management.

Lindsay N. Kline
Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Lindsay Kline is an undergraduate student who has recently completed an Associates of Arts in Business at Collin College and will transfer to a 4-year university in Fall 2017 to pursue Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Accounting. She currently is self-employed performing bookkeeping services. Lindsay's bookkeeping experience has allowed her to see the consequences of fraud and embezzlement first-hand and has given her a strong sense of injustice, which has spurred her to pursue a career in fighting white-collar crime. 

Shivam Arora
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
University of Texas - Arlington

Shivam Arora is an student at the University of Texas - Arlington pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Science in Accounting as part of UTA's Fast-Track Accounting Program. Shivam is currently employed as a Corporate Controller Intern at American Airlines working at the direction of the managers of Financial Reporting. He is a member of the UTA Accounting Society and Tax Club and was awarded a fellowship to conduct research in the field of accounting for the 2016-2017 academic year. Shivam plans on pursuing the CPA and CFE certifications upon graduation from the graduate program at UTA.

Angela Aguilar
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
University of North Texas - Dallas

Angela Aguilar is an undergraduate student at University of North Texas - Dallas pursuing a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa as well as the IMA Accounting Honor Society. Angela would like to use her accounting knowledge and investigative skills to pursue a career fighting fraud, potentially in federal law enforcement.


Other Scholarship Opportunities

The ACFE is proud to offer annual student scholarships opportunities:

  • ACFE National offers student scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Click here to view information about the scholarship and the application. Applications for 2018-2019 scholarships are now closed. Check back Fall 2018 for next year's scholarship information. 

Upcoming Dallas ACFE Student Oriented Speaking Engagements:

None scheduled at this time. To schedule a speaker for student oriented activities, please contact Blake Widmoyer at blake.widmoyer@navigant.com


North Texas Student Chapter Past Presentations:

Presentation: Certified Fraud Examiner
Presenters: Paul Bustos, Southwest Airlines
March 2018 at Bishop Lynch High School Career Day

Presentation: What is Fraud
Presenters: Paul Bustos, Southwest Airlines; Blake Widmoyer, Navigant Consulting
November 2017 at UTD Internal Audit Class

Presentation: Introduction to the Dallas ACFE
Presenters: Paul Bustos, Southwest Airlines
August 2017 at UTD IIA/ISACA/ACFE Student Chapter

Presentation: Certified Fraud Examiner
Presenters: Paul Bustos, Southwest Airlines
May 2017 at Morningside Elementary Career Day

Presentation: Introduction to the Dallas ACFE 
Presenters: Chad Francis, EY; Jason Cables, Navigant Consulting 
February 2017 at UTD IIA/ISACA/ACFE Student Chapter

Presentation: Introduction to the Dallas ACFE
Presenters: Paul Bustos, Southwest Airlines; Jason Cables, Navigant Consulting
September 2016 at UNT IIA/ISACA/ACFE Student Chapter

Presentation: Fraud & Accounting (900 Kb)
Presenters: Randall Brown, IntegAssure Resources; Mike Rogers, City of Plano
April 2015 at UNT IIA/ISACA/ACFE Student Chapter 

Presentation: Careers in Accounting & Fraud Investigation (N/A)
Presenters: Randall Brown, IntegAssure Resources; Jim Villalon, Rent-a-Center; Mike Rogers, City of Plano

September 2014 at UTA Accounting Society 

Presentation: Forensic Accountants (3 Mb)
Presenter: Paul Bustos, Sr. Associate, Forensic Litigation Services, Weaver

September 2014 at UNT IMA Student Chapter

Presentation: Fraud & Perpetrators (27 Mb)
Presenter: Paul Bustos, Sr. Associate, Forensic Litigation Services, Weaver

June 2014 at TWU

Presentation: Fraud Investigation: A Student's Guide (75 Kb)
Presenter: Mike Rogers, Director of Internal Audit, City of Plano

March, 2014 at UNT ISACA/IIA/ACFE Student Chapter

Presentation: Fraud Investigation: A Student's Guide (75 Kb)
Presenter: Mike Rogers, Director of Internal Audit, City of Plano

November 2013 at UNT IIA/ISACA/ACFE Student Chapter

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