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Doug and Angela Besch

Doug and Angela were accounting majors who met the first semester of their freshman year. Both were very active in the campus community. By their senior year, Doug was president of the Student Association and the student member of the Council of Trustees. These positions allowed him rare opportunities to engage with senior university administrators and meet some of our country's most influential people. 
     Angela was president of the Accounting and Finance Club and founded the first ever etiquette dinner - a tradition that continued for many years. Upon graduation, Doug and Angela used their knowledge and skills from Ship to further their careers. Doug joined KPMG LLP, one of the "Big Four" international public accounting firms, immediately after college and quickly received his CPA license. His career took him from KPMG's Harrisburg office to the firm's national office in New York before he joined the Securities and Exchange Commission as a Professional Accounting Fellow. He ultimately rejoined KPMG as a partner and continued serving many large multinational companies throughout the remainder of his career. 
    Angela focused her career on the private sector and obtained an MBA, which allowed her to lead the accounting and finance departments of many privately held companies. Most of her focus was on the retail and high-end fashion industries. Angela also taught fundamentals of accounting for a semester at Shippensburg University.  
Scholarships associated with Doug and Angela Besch
  • Doug and Angela Besch Scholarship