Santa Clara University

Silicon CSCPA Award

 

Jerry Kasner Memorial Award

Each year, the Silicon Valley Chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants provides an award for the outstanding accounting student at Santa Clara University.

The award is named for Professor Jerry Kasner, CPA and professor emeritus of law at Santa Clara University School of Law. Professor Kasner has taught continuing education classes for the California CPA Education Foundation for many years. He received a bachelor's degree in science in 1955 and his juris doctor in 1957 from Drake University. He began practicing law in lowa in 1957, and in California in 1959. Known for his outstanding contributions to estate planning professionals, Kasner served as a mentor to many estate planners in Santa Clara County. He received the California CPA Education Foundation's Award for Meritorious Service in 1985 and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. As a Santa Clara professor, he was completely dedicated to his students and law professor colleagues. In 1996 he received Santa Clara University’s Award for Sustained Excellence in Scholarship. He also received a distinguished alumnus award from Drake University Law School. Professor Kasner passed away in October 2004.

The recipients of this award are as follows:
● 2010 Deborah Chow
● 2009 Natalie Lucia
● 2008 Justin Peverini
● 2007 Sarah Joyce
● 2006 Anita Kamath
● 2005 Marshall Mort
● 2004 Luis Nanez
● 2003 Timothy Rahall
● 2002 Catherine A. Wickham
● 2001 Stephanie Shingai
● 2000 Kara Hartz
● 1999 Joshua Cantwell
● 1997 Kim Nagasako
● 1996 Keith Mello
● 1995 Julie McDaniel
● 1994 Deric De Benedetti
● 1993 Christine Winters
● 1992 Kristie Schindele
● 1991 Jeremy McCarthy
● 1990 Mark Croce
● 1989 Gina Marie Shatas
● 1988 Cindy L. Meckenstock
● 1987 Scott A. Hawkins
● 1986 Jeffrey Lang
● 1985 Leann D. Iwasaka
● 1984 Justine M. Dodsworth
● 1983 Christopher Bednar
● 1982 Andrew Miller
● 1981 Joan Fife
● 1980 Jack Sheridan
● 1979 Douglas Miller
● 1978 Joseph Landolt, Jr.
● 1977 Joseph Maglione
● 1976 Robert Pisano
● 1975 Cynthia Bjorklund
● 1974 Michael Maher
● 1973 William Nunan
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