Cambridge High School accounting teacher Cynthia Jensen has earned an accounting awareness grant this spring, to help students learn about professional sports accounting.
Jensen received a $1200 grant from the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Education Foundation. The organization announced the grant in a statement March 29.
Jensen said she plans to use the funds to take CHS students on a trip to Lambeau Field in Green Bay, to teach them about sports management and accounting in athletics.
“My goal is for students to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes of the financial world and in the sports entertainment industry, basically the business side of athletics,” Jensen said in an email to the Cambridge News.
Jensen decided on this trip after meeting a fellow accounting teacher at the WICPA symposium who had taken the trip with students, who had a positive experience. Jensen is also a Green Bay Packer fan.
Jensen is one of 37 teachers to earn a grant from the WICPA Education Foundation, which gives students career development opportunities in accounting.
“I feel very honored to receive such a large grant amount towards real world experiences for my business students,” Jensen said.
“[The WICPA grant program] is an exciting opportunity for teachers and students to explore a variety of career opportunities available to those with an accounting degree,” Michael Friedman, the chair of the WICPA Educational Foundation, said in a statement. “It also reminds them that accounting can be fun.”