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Accounting Alumni Highlight for Spring 2014:
Adrian Bourgeois  – 2012 Accounting Graduate
– Adrian earned his degree in the spring of 2012.  He was an accounting major who published two poetry books while he was in college and 3 since then.  He found work in Monroe, La at Centurylink Corporation as a revenue accountant.  He then moved back home to become the Accounting Manager at the Amelia Belle Casino, but kept his eyes on his ultimate goal of working in the Central Business District of New Orleans.  He currently works in New Orleans’ CBD at Energy Corporation in the Affiliate Accounting department.  He has hosted poetry nights at Relate events on NSU’s campus as is still a part of Colonel Nation!  He started a non-profit organization for youth looking for creative outlets.

(Updated Spring 2014)

Laura Luke, Staff Accountant; M. Bergeron & Co. CPAs (Houma, LA)

Sherri Bailey,  Accountant; Beyer, Stagni & Company (Houma)

Logan Callahan, Controller; Crescent Consolidated Services (Belle Chasse, LA)

Kandace Mauldin, Audit Manager; Bourgeois Bennett CPAs/Consultants (Houma, LA)

Sheena Adams Bonadona, Tax Manager; Howard, LLP (Dallas, TX)

Sarah B. Rhodes, Internal Auditor; Synergy Bank (Thibodaux, LA)

Jesse Thomas, Controller; Manuel Builders (Lafayette, LA)

Rachael Smith, Accountant; LAD Services of Louisiana (Stephensville, LA)

Lena Cortez, Financial Advisor; Edward Jones (Houma, LA)

Julie Carpenter, Compliance Officer; Jefferson Financial Credit Union (Metairie, LA)

Erin M. Lacey, Grant Administrator; St. James Parish Government (Convent, LA)

Tracy Guidry, CFO; LA Contractors Lic Bd (Baton Rouge, LA)

Chloe Dufrene, Project Cost Assistant; Oil States, Skagit, Smatco (Houma, LA)

Celeste Bychurch, International Tax Manager; Edison Chouest Offshore (Cut Off, LA)

Kayla Gengarelly Leblanc, Staff Accountant; Bourgeois Bennett CPAs (Houma, LA)

Tony Ruiz, Audit Manager; Postlethwaite & Netterville (Gonzales, LA)

Kristin Pregeant, Assistant Controller; The Cross Group (Houma, LA)




Several of our accounting alumni serve on the Accounting Advisory Board. Visit Accounting Advisory Board to read about the following accounting alumni:

  • Jodie Arceneaux, CPA, Beyer Stagni & Co.
  • Derek Boudreaux, Chief Financial Officer, Montco Offshore
  • Edward Bouterie, CPA, Director of Bourgeois Bennett, LLC
  • Travis Brown, Charter Commuincations
  • Cindi Cook, Account Manager, Gulf Island
  • Nolan Falgout, III, Chief Financial Officer for First American Bank
  • Tim Gallagher, CPA, Waguespack and Gallagher
  • Don Gaudet, business manager for Lafourche Parish School Board
  • Faye Harris, CPA
  • Tommy Lanaux, President and Managing Director, Lanaux and Felger, CPA
  • Bryce Ledet, CPA
  • Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs
  • Greg Piazza, Manager, Business Dev., Ryan
  • Melanie Riche Weisheit, Senior Network Pricing Consultant, United Health Care
  • Tony Ruiz, Postlethwaite & Netterville
  • Brett Terrebonne, Business Operations Manager, Cox Communications
  • Glenn Vice, Chief Oper. Officer, The J. M. Burguieres Co.
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