Southern Miss business grads record top scores

University of Southern Mississippi alums Bradley Floore and Stephen Broome received the Gold and Silver honors respectively at the annual convention of the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) last month.

 Floore, who graduated in 2016 with a double major in finance and accounting was awarded the 2016 Fred T. Neely Gold Medal. Stephen Broome, who earned his undergraduate degree in accounting in 2014 and MPA in 2015, received the 2016 T.E. Lott Silver Medal.

 The Fred T. Neely Gold Medal is presented to the candidate who achieved the highest scores on the CPA exam of candidates who completed all four parts of the exam during the 2016 calendar year. Broome received the T.E. Lott Silver Medal Award for receiving the second highest total score on the Certified Public Accountants’ (CPA) exam among Mississippi candidates who passed in 2016.

 “The faculty and staff of the School of Accountancy offer our congratulations to both Bradley and Stephen. As they progressed through our degree programs we had high hopes that they would achieve recognition for their outstanding abilities. We look forward to their successful progress in the accounting profession,” said Dr. Gwen Pate, chair of the USM School of Accountancy.”

Floore, a native of Gautier, is currently working as an Investment and Credit Analyst for the Office of the State Treasurer of Georgia.

Broome, a Jackson native, currently works as an accountant for Robert Donnell CPA in Hattiesburg, and as an auctioneer for several dealers-only automobile auctions.

USM’s School of Accountancy is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at both the graduate and undergraduate level making it one of the top Accounting schools in the country.