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Temple Newest Chapter for NASBA’s Student Center for the Public Trust

October 31, 2018 //
Chapter President Jennifer Serafino, left, and Vice President Patrick Gilbert, right, welcome the crowd, standing in fron of screen with microphone.
Chapter President Jennifer Serafino, left, and Vice President Patrick Gilbert, right, welcome students to the event.

Temple University was identified by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) for a new chapter of NASBA’s Student Center for the Public Trust (StudentCPT), a national organization promoting ethical decision-making and leadership among college students. The opportunity to participate in this NASBA program was identified by Professor Sheri Risler, a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy and the new chapter’s faculty advisor. With sponsorship from Deloitte, the new Temple StudentCPT launched with a special kickoff event on October 10 in Alter Hall on Temple University Main Campus. Over hundred students gathered to hear Alfonzo Alexander, president of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust.

“Alfonso Alexander really drove home that young professionals need mentors,” says Temple’s StudentCPT president Jennifer Serafino. “If there’s anything we can do well at StudentCPT, it is to show students that ethical dilemmas do not need to be faced alone. It’s through the careful mentorship from programs like StudentCPT that will prepare them to be better ethical leaders in their own places of work.”

Alfonzo Alexander with project screen reading "Ethical Leadership: The True Sustainable Leadership"
Alfonzo Alexander, president of NASBA’s Center for the Public trust, begins his presentation.

StudentCPT promotes ethical decision-making through community service activities and partnerships with the national organization that include the Ethics in Action Video Competition, the StudentCPT Leadership Conference and Ethical Leadership Certification Program. The Temple StudentCPT is one of 40 chapters nationwide and the only chapter in Pennsylvania.

With chapters on college campuses nationwide, the StudentCPT provides an interactive environment where ethical business behaviors and ideas can flourish. Chapters create opportunities for students to network with the business community and develop professional leadership skills with guest speaker events. Temple StudentCPT chapter’s second event was a conversation with For Eyes founder, and Temple professor, Daniel E. Goldberg on starting and sustaining an ethical business.

For more information or to be a guest speaker at StudentCPT event, contact Professor Sheri Risler.