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Super CPA Profile:  Tom Rosengarth

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EDUCATOR
Tom Rosengarth

Bridgewater College, Bridgewater

Title: Faculty member
Birthplace: Greensburg, Pa.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, Westminster College;  master’s in accounting, Bowling Green State University; certificate in health-care management, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Wife: Michele Rosengarth  
Children: Jennifer Poole, Quay Rosengarth, David Poole
Pets: “Max, our mild-mannered ‘gray Garfield’”
Hobbies: Bicycling, camping
Fan of: Pittsburgh Steelers
Recently read books: “Decision Points” by George W. Bush and “Obama’s Wars” by Bob Woodward
First accounting job: Main LaFrentz & Co., Pittsburgh

How is increasing demand for accountants affecting your program?
“It is exciting to be associated with a school like Bridgewater College. Higher education represents the wellhead of the pipeline for accounting careers. The dynamics of the accounting profession as well as the means by which education is being delivered are evolving quickly. Creating and maintaining professional networks within the accounting and education professions can serve as compasses in navigating the changes. Associations like the VSCPA and the IMA [an association for accountants and financial professionals] are valuable in fostering helpful professional networks.”


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