September 11, 2020
University of Wyoming College of Business representatives recently honored the Cheyenne certified public accountant firm of McGee, Hearne and Paiz LLP as the UW College of Business’ first Business Partners Recognition Program Gold Level partner. (Amy Stinson Photo)
The Cheyenne certified public accountant (CPA) firm of McGee, Hearne and Paiz (MHP) LLP is the University of Wyoming College of Business’ first Business Partners Recognition Program Gold Level partner.
MHP is currently the only Gold Level partner for the academic year among the 200 College of Business partners.
The new Business Partners Recognition Program was introduced last spring to thank employers for their involvement with the College of Business and to provide engagement opportunities for new partners that are interested in hiring UW College of Business students. Details of the Business Partners Recognition Program can be found here.
Employers earn points based on the previous year’s engagements on and off campus; investments in the College of Business; and successful hiring outcomes. The previous year’s engagements determine employer standing for the following year, including friend, bronze, silver and gold levels. Partners at each level are rewarded with unique opportunities to enhance their future engagement with College of Business students.
MHP set the bar high during the last academic year by meeting with UW College of Business students on and off campus multiple times; hiring several UW students and interns; and investing in the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center remodel, says Steve Russell, the director of the college’s student success center.
“MHP has set a great example for employers who are interested in strengthening their relationship with the College of Business and providing valuable employment opportunities for our students,” Russell says. “The College of Business team is thankful for these partnerships, as they provide learning experiences for students and a strong pipeline of graduates for employers.”
Ken Dugas, a CPA for MHP, says the firm appreciates its partnership with UW.
“We enjoy working together with the College of Business toward producing the best and brightest accounting and business students possible,” he says.
MHP will attend the virtual event “Meet the Firms” Monday, Sept. 28. Students may register for the event here to network with MHP and more than 20 other firms.
For more information, call Kaley Holyfield, the Peter M. and Paula Green Johnson Student Success Center employer relations coordinator, at (307) 766-8249 or email [email protected]