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FAU Receives Gift of $100,000 in Memory of Rosalie Premuroso

Gift to Provide Educational Opportunities to Ph.D. Students of the School of Accounting in the Barry Kaye College of Business


BOCA RATON, FL (December 17, 2008) – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Accounting, in the Barry Kaye College of Business, received a generous gift in the amount of $100,000 from Dr. Ronald F. Premuroso ’03,’08.   The gift, made in memory of Premuroso’s mother Rosalie, who was a strong influence on his life and died of cancer at an early age, establishes the Rosalie Premuroso Scholarship.   The scholarship will provide educational and research opportunities to Ph.D. students within FAU’s School of Accounting.   The gift will be eligible for a 50 percent match from the State of Florida Matching Gift program, increasing the value of the gift to $150,000.

“We are very grateful that the School of Accounting received this generous gift and special recognition from a two-time alumnus of our School of Accounting’s master’s degree and Ph.D. programs,” said Dr. J. Dennis Coates, dean of FAU’s College of Business.   “It is even more meaningful when we realize that Dr. Premuroso wanted to honor his mother in perpetuity through a scholarship that will provide continuing educational and research opportunities to Ph.D. students.”  

I deeply appreciate the education and mentoring I received from the FAU faculty during my doctoral studies.   This led me to create an endowment in my mother's name, which will benefit future doctoral students in the School of Accounting, ” said Premuroso.  

Premuroso received his Ph.D. from FAU’s School of Accounting in the summer of 2008 and is currently an assistant professor at the University of Montana.

For more information about this scholarship, contact Helena Szczesny, development officer in the Barry Kaye College of Business, at 561-297-3186 or


Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the Barry Kaye College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,   the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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