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Fellowship honors deceased leader Paul Wiesecommemorating his contributions to students aspiring to become accounting and finance professionals

RADNOR, Pa., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Surgent Accounting & Financial Education, a division of KnowFully Learning Group, today announced that Lydia McLuenstudent at Portland State Universityis the first-ever recipient of the Paul Wiese Bridge Builder Scholarship.

Surgent recently renamed its college scholarship in honor of Wiese, a member of the Surgent team who died in 2021. The company chose the new name because of Wiese’s deep commitment to supporting students in their aspirations. professionals. The scholarship is part of Surgent’s larger grants program, which in 2021 alone has awarded more than $400,000 in cash scholarships and under review.

“We were immediately won over by Lydia’s ability to see the opportunity the accounting profession presented her as she transitioned from a career in hospitality to a career serving the restaurant and hospitality industry. ‘hospitality via accounting and finance’, said Liz Kolar, Executive Vice President of Surgent. “This entrepreneurial drive is essential for today’s accounting professionals and we congratulate Lydia on being this year’s recipient of the Paul Wiese Bridge Builder Scholarship from Surgent. We wish Lydia much success in pursuing her studies and achieving her goal of becoming a CPA.

The Paul Wiese Bridge Builder Scholarship is open to all business students preparing to major in accounting or finance and attending an accredited college or university within United States. Each spring and winter semester, the award provides winning applicants with a cash scholarship of $2,500 as well as a comprehensive review course for the certification of their choice, including CPA, CMA, EA, or SIE.

“Surgent is supportive and provides instructors, one-on-one coaching, and even a tiered product curriculum for greater accessibility,” McLuen said in his video. “Asking for help is never a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength. The truth is that with the help of Surgent, I am confident that I will pass the CPA exam.”

For more information on the Paul Wiese Bridge Builder Scholarship, visit

About Surgent Accounting and Financial Education

Surgent Accounting & Financial Education, a division of KnowFully Learning Group, is a provider of the high-impact educational experiences accounting, tax, and finance professionals need throughout their careers. For most of the company’s 35-year history, Surgent has been a trusted provider of the continuing professional education (CPE), continuing education (CE), and skills-based training whose professionals have need to maintain their credentials and keep abreast of industry changes. More recently, Surgent has become one of the fastest growing certification exam exam providers, offering courses based on adaptive learning that help learners pass accounting certification exams faster. and in finance. Learn more at

About KnowFully Learning Group

The KnowFully Learning Group provides continuing professional education, exam preparation courses, and educational resources to the accounting, finance, and healthcare industries. KnowFully’s suite of learning solutions helps learners earn credentials, meet the credit hours required to maintain their credentials, and stay informed of the latest trends and critical shifts in their industries during their career. The company offers exam preparation and continuing education for accounting, finance and tax professionals under the Surgent Accounting & Financial Education brand. KnowFully’s medical education brands include CME Outfitters, CE Concepts, PharmCon, The Rx Consultant, ChiroCredit, IA Med, and American Fitness Professionals & Associates. For more information, please visit

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