Accounting Spotlight: Veronica Gabbard
By: Dezaray Barr
Veronica Gabbard graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2013 with her MBA in Accounting.
“My student experience at IWU was all remote,” Gabbard shared. “My only interactions with classmates and instructors were electronic. Being able to study remotely was such a blessing, as it allowed me to work full-time, gaining relevant experience in my field, while at the same time gaining the educational experience and credential I needed to excel.”
Gabbard was attracted to IWU because she knew it had a great reputation and a flexible online program. She is now the Chief Financial Officer of Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation (HVAF) of Indiana, Inc. HVAF is a non-profit organization that provides housing and services to homeless veterans. She is also a small business contract bookkeeper and owner of a Bed & Breakfast.
Gabbard said that IWU influenced her in her career. “Without the MBA degree, I wouldn’t have been eligible to set for certification exams that have given me an advantage in my field,” Gabbard explained. “An MBA from IWU is also a great asset to my resume. Also, the communication skills I learned while working with classmates remotely have been invaluable.”
Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the Alumni Office. Dezaray is a junior Strategic Communication, Journalism and Honors Humanities triple major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. Visit Dez’s website at www.dezaraybarr.weebly.com.