May 17, 2016

Accounting Aces Gain Grad School


Aimee Uffelman ’16 and Lucas Prillaman ’16 are graduating from Guilford College, and the Accounting stars are lining up for them to be classmates again next year. Both will attend graduate school at Wake Forest University, in pursuit of Science in Accountancy master’s degrees.

“Wake Forest has been the number one program for CPA exam pass rates on a national scale for many years,” says Ron Cardwell, assistant professor and chair of accounting at Guilford College. “Gaining acceptance into that program is a very significant accomplishment for Aimee and Lucas. They are the epitome of excellent students.”

Lucas transferred to Guilford in fall 2014 from Patrick Henry Community College in Virginia. He doubled down on the chance to play soccer for the Quakers while also benefitting from Guilford’s strong Accounting program.

“It went very smoothly for me,” says Lucas. “I was able to get quickly acclimated to campus and to excel in my studies during my time here.”

As an adult student, Aimee was initially attracted to the strength of Guilford’s academic program and the supportive structure here that allowed her to continue working as she completed a double major in Forensic Accounting and Accounting. Much to her delight, Aimee’s Guilford experience wasn’t limited to merely pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

“Guilford became so much more than that to me,” she says. “My professors in the Accounting Department have become invaluable mentors and I have enjoyed participating in some of what Guilford College has to offer, including my internship with the Center for Principled Problem Solving. I love how much of a family everyone is here, especially the faculty.”