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The Suburbanite
  • Sisters share triumph, graduate summa cum laude

  • David Bokman and Dennis and Janet Jebber are proud to announce the graduation of their daughters, Alicia Nathaniel and Angie Bokman, with bachelors of science degree in accounting from the University of Akron. Both girls graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors.

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  • David Bokman and Dennis and Janet Jebber are proud to announce the graduation of their daughters, Alicia Nathaniel and Angie Bokman, with bachelors of science degree in accounting from the University of Akron. Both girls graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors.
    Alicia was the student responder at the commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 13.
    Although Alicia and Angie Bokman graduated from Coventry High School three years apart, they became great study partners while attending college at the University of Akron.
    Alicia married Jonathan Nathaniel, from Springfield, within the first year after graduating from high school. Three years later, with Jonathan's encouragement and support, she decided she was ready to put her math and analytical skills to work.
     
    Her sister, Angie, who had just graduated as valedictorian at Portage Lakes Career Center, was eager to apply the Ohio Academic Award and scholarship she received at Coventry High School.
    The sisters enrolled at The University of Akron and started with their first semester of classes together in 2007.
     While consistently employed full-time during college, both girls achieved the Dean's List each semester. They earned multiple awards and scholarships, with membership in Beta Gamma Sigma and Golden Key International Honor Society. As officers of the UA chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Angie served as treasurer and Alicia as executive vice president. Alicia received Beta Gamma Sigma's Outstanding Junior Award in spring 2010.
    Although they had very demanding work and class schedules, the sisters were equally involved in volunteer services both on and off campus. They volunteered with Springtime of Hope, a homeless mission. Alicia volunteered with Children's Hospital and Haven of Rest, while Angie volunteered on several planning committees and HANDS, an organization designed to help military and families.
    Alicia left her job of six years with Akron General to intern at the Akron office of Bruner-Cox, Business Consultants and CPA's. She will continue working at the firm as she returns to UA this fall to earn her M.S. in accounting. She has interests in auditing and fraud investigations, as well as foreign cultures and cost management/business practices. She has a few career options and also plans learn a new language after
    graduation.
    Angie was recently promoted to staff accountant with Matrix Management Solutions, her employer of six years, where she was previously a team lead. She plans to continue working at Matrix while returning to UA this fall to earn her M.S. in accounting. She recently completed coursework in tax crimes.
    She is interested in becoming a college professor, teaching business and accounting and one day pursuing a career in forensic accounting.