Scholarship Honors Two-Time CBA Alumna

CaseyAdamsSmThe University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration family mourns the loss of one of its youngest alumni. Casey Adams was a 2009 accounting undergraduate and 2011 Master of Accountancy graduate who passed her CPA exams just last year. She passed away unexpectedly on August 22, 2011, shortly after beginning her career with Ernst & Young in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. In honor of her life and her passion for the University of Tennessee, the Nashville chapter of the Tax Executives Institute has established the Casey Adams MAcc Scholarship Endowment, which will be awarded annually to a deserving student pursuing a MAcc degree from UT.

The scholarship has received contributions from all of Middle Tennessee’s largest accounting firms, including Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, and KPMG, as well as friends and family of Casey and her parents, John and Donna. Donna is well-known in Nashville’s accounting community for her service as a CPA. At the college’s 36th Annual Warren Slagle Accounting Day held in Knoxville this past fall, John expressed the family’s gratitude for the community’s remembrance of his daughter.

“Thank you all for honoring our beautiful and precious daughter, Casey Nicole Adams,” said John. “This scholarship will make it possible for someone to fulfill his or her dream, as it was Casey’s, to enroll and complete the MAcc program at UT. I’d like to thank PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG, and especially the Tax Executives Institute and Ernst & Young for spearheading the effort to make this scholarship possible. Not just Casey’s mother and I, but her family, friends, and the fortunate recipients of this scholarship thank you.”

Anyone who would like to honor the life of Casey Adams is encouraged to consider contributing to the Casey Adams MAcc Scholarship Endowment through the UT Knoxville College of Business Administration. For more information, please contact Seth Reagan at

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