Accounting for the future
Two dedicated alumni have continued their support of accountancy students at UM. Edward “Eddie” A. Demiller Jr. and Arnold Lee Young both recently made significant gifts to support the E.A. Demiller Scholarship in Accountancy and the Nettie Young Scholarship Fund, respectively.
Demiller (BBA 39) created the scholarship in 1994 and recently made a generous gift toward the endowment. The scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the 2008-09 academic year to a deserving student pursuing an education in accountancy.
“I wanted to create this scholarship for accounting students because I’m an accountant, and it’s the only business I’ve ever been in,” Demiller said. “And also for my love of Ole Miss.”
Demiller, a Biloxi native, is a retired CPA and helped found the accounting firm Demiller, Denny, and Word in Jackson, where he lived and worked for more than 50 years. He currently serves on the School of Accountancy’s Alumni Advisory Council and was the inaugural inductee into the School of Accountancy’s Hall of Fame.
Young (BBA 54), who lives in Crystal Springs, created the Nettie Young Scholarship Fund in 1993 to honor his mother. He is a member of the School of Accountancy’s Alumni Hall of Fame.
Amanda Holsworth, a senior accountancy student from Dallas, is the Nettie Young Scholarship recipient for the 2007-08 academic year.
“I’m from out of state, so it’s been really nice to help out my parents some with tuition,” Holsworth said. “I thoroughly appreciate this scholarship from Mr. Young, and I was overwhelmed with joy to receive it. It’s been such an honor, and I was so surprised and grateful when I found out I got it.”
Holsworth plans to intern in the Dallas office of Deloitte and Touche LLP this summer.