12th Annual Scholarship Extravaganza

The 12th Annual Scholarship Extravaganza raised money to help provide scholarships to Houston area university students majoring in accounting and provide grants to local area K-12 schools February 17, 2018 at the Hotel Zaza. Check back next year for information about the 2019 Scholarship Extravaganza. We hope to see you there. 

Honoree: Bruce Harper, CPA

Bruce J. Harper was the founder of Harper & Pearson Company, a Houston, Texas accounting and consulting firm. Since his retirement from the firm in 1998, he has served as an independent advisor on corporate governance and achieving strategic objectives, and as an outside director on public and private company boards.

He graduated from the University of Houston where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and is a lifetime member of the Alumni Organization.

Bruce enjoys classical and jazz music, golf, travelling, and spending time with family at his farm in East Texas.

Bruce and his wife Barbara have two children and two grandchildren. They are members of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bellaire,Texas.

Scholarship History: 

In 2011, Stan and Margaret Voelkel made a matching gift donation to establish a permanent Houston CPA Accounting Scholarship Endowment Fund, challenging the Society to acquire matching funds within three years. Net income from the endowment may be used to fund annual scholarships or accrued for future appropriate expenditures. This endowment inspired the Sharing the Legacy campaign to enable receipt of ongoing contributions. Funds from the Scholarship Extravaganza will allow the campaign to work toward its new goal of $2 million.

Big Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!! 

Magna Cum Laude 

David & Lisa Pitts 

Cum Laude 


Briggs & Veselka Co. I  Carrizo Oil and Gas I  EY

Fitts, Roberts & Co. I  Goodman Financial Corporation

Grant Thornton LLP I  KPMG LLP I  RSM/Carol & John Warley

Wiley CPAexcel CPA Review I  David & Jean Wiley Foundation

Chancellor’s List 


Audimation I  BKD CPAs & Advisors 

Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams, & Aughtry

Frierson Sola Simonton & Kutac 

Goodman Financial on behalf of the Fred & Mabel R. Parks Foundation

Merrill & Joe Hafner I  WG Consulting

Dean’s List 


ASCEND Houston Chapter I Amegy Bank of Texas I  Bauer CPAs I  

Leonard A. Bedell I  David Blomstrom 

Danielle Supkis Cheek I  Steven Diamond  

David Donnelly I Sheila & Jose Enriquez  

Bob and Melissa Frazier I  Frost Bank I  Aletha & Jeff Harris  

Horn Solutions I  Willie Hornberger I  Houston CPA Society I HRSS, LLP 

Janelle & Andrew Jones l  Stephen & Trish King/GrowthForce
KPMG Foundation I  
Lee & Desenberg, PLLC I  Jean & Jim Lowrey Fund  

Frank McElroy/Forrest McElroy PC l  Seefeld Lawson Moeller LLP    

University of Houston Department of Accountancy & Taxation 

Reed & Janet Wood

Program Supporter


Billy Atkinson l  Elizabeth Banks I  Lupe Garcia I  Bill & Jean Frazer

Ginny Ledwell, Realtor I  Lummis Consulting Services

Mosbacher Energy Company I  Tracy Jones I Robert & Debbie Ogle 

Weinstein Spira