Newsmaker: Paul Hidinger
Noteworthy: Hidinger was awarded a renewable $1,500 scholarship from the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants in May. The organization awards scholarships to college accounting majors who demonstrate “outstanding scholastic involvement.”
Family: Dad, Christopher; mom, Jean; sisters Jenna and Nicole
Occupation: Hidinger is a client relationship specialist intern at Management Science Associates MSA, an East Liberty technology company that specializes in database management. He also works at the Pittsburgh Marriott North in Cranberry.
Education: He is a junior accounting major at Robert Morris University. He is expected to graduate in May 2018.
Background: From December to April, Hidinger served as a founding vice president for his university's chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi international accounting and finance honor society. He is now its head of professional services. The organization was founded in December.
Quote: “I feel honored to be selected by the PICPA because there's just such a large pool of outstanding applicants I know just from RMU, and I'm sure throughout the entire Pennsylvania area for this scholarship, and additionally I look forward to continued involvement in the organization because they do so much for the accounting community at large.”