LA ROCHE COLLEGE ALUM HONORED BY THE PENNSYLVANIA INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
PITTSBURGH, Jan. 30, 2013 – The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) recently awarded 2010 La Roche College graduate George Githiaka a $3,000-level multiyear scholarship.
The PICPA Student Scholarship is awarded to full-time students who already hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting or are currently pursuing one, are preparing for the CPA exam, and maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Originally from Kenya, Githiaka graduated from La Roche with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance and management. Currently he is a student at Point Park University and will graduate with a master’s in organizational leadership in May 2013. Githiaka plans to pursue a career in public accounting.
Githiaka credits La Roche College’s supportive atmosphere as the foundation for his academic and career success. “The environment made me believe that I can live my life to be the best I possibly can at whatever I choose,” he said. “I would not be where I am today without La Roche College.”
About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.