Norman R. Meonske Scholarship Provides $30,000 to Kent State Students in 2023

Dean Spake and Norm Meonske hold giant check

KENT, Ohio – Thanks to a long-standing conference for accounting professionals, $30,000 was donated this spring to support Kent State accounting students.

Kent State Professor Emeritus Norm Meonske, who joined the Kent State accounting faculty in 1972, founded the prestigious Accounting Leadership Conference (now the Meonske Professional Development Conference), in 1974. The annual conference provides attendees with an opportunity to learn and network with other accounting and finance professionals.

In 2007, former students of Meonske founded the Norman R. Meonske endowed scholarship fund.

“Proceeds from the conference have allowed students to receive scholarships to pursue an accounting education at Kent State,” said Drew Sellers, EDM, CMA, associate professor of accounting at Kent State and current Meonske conference chair. “Thanks to Norm’s leadership, many more students will continue to benefit from Meonske scholarship funds.”

During his tenure as an accounting professor at Kent State, Meonske taught and challenged the minds of thousands of students. In addition to his work in the classroom, he also advised accounting student professional society Beta Alpha Psi. He was active professionally with the Ohio Society of CPAs and the Institute of Management Accountants.

Meonske continues to be involved in the planning and delivery of the annual conference which is held each spring on the Kent State campus. The 48th Meonske Professional Development Conference will take place on May 16-17, 2024. Learn more about the conference here.


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Kent State University’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in both business and accounting. The college offers 11 undergraduate majors, 14 minors, and an undergraduate Professional Sales Certificate; MBA; master’s degrees in accounting, business analytics and economics; four graduate certificates and a Ph.D. program. For more information about Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, visit

POSTED: Monday, June 26, 2023 10:05 AM
Updated: Friday, April 5, 2024 04:47 PM