Johnson & Wales student Tourony awarded $10K PCAOB scholarship

PROVIDENCE – Johnson & Wales University junior Olivia Tourony was awarded a $10,000 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board scholarship, according to a Jan. 16 release from the university.

A Douglas, Mass., resident, Tourony is studying in the school’s accounting program. PCAOB scholarships are awarded based on merit and faculty nomination. Tourony was nominated for the scholarship by Barbara Norris, a department of accountancy associate professor, for her “interest and aptitude in accounting and auditing and demonstration of high ethical standards,” according to the release.

“Olivia has been an exemplary student, and it is exciting to see someone who has worked so hard be rewarded with such a generous scholarship,” said Norris in a statement. “I have no doubt that she will continue to achieve all of the goals she has set for herself, and I look forward to seeing her grow and succeed in this program.”

Each year PCAOB selects institutions that host bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in accounting for participation in its scholarship program. JWU was one of 167 institutions that participated in this round of scholarships.

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Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email,

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