The Distinguished Alumni Award honors a graduate who embodies the Stevenson University tradition of excellence through personal accomplishment, professional achievement, and/or humanitarian service. This year the Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is Tammy Schneider, from the Class of 1998.
While attending Villa Julie College, Tammy was involved in the Student Government and stayed quite busy working full time and getting married part way through her time as a student. She was the recipient of the Presidential Scholarship and took part in the Honors Program. She remembers Lynn Duncan as one of the toughest yet most influential professors she had while at Villa Julie, recalling that she did everything in her power to push students like Tammy to be the best accountants they could be. For this effort, she is extremely grateful.
Since graduating from Villa Julie, Tammy has worked in public accounting for the last 20 years, rising to the principal level in a regional firm. In January of this year she started her own firm, Taurus CPA Solutions, a boutique tax and accounting firm.
Throughout her career, Tammy has been featured in articles in both The Daily Record and The Baltimore Business Journal. She was recognized by Smart CEO Magazine as a “Smart CPA” in 2010 and 2011. Also in 2011, Tammy was named a “Leading Woman Under 40” by The Daily Record. She received the inaugural “Women to Watch—Experienced Leader” award from the Maryland Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs in 2014 and was named one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Women” by The Daily Record in 2015.
Tammy’s accomplishments extend to her involvement within the greater community. For years, she has acted as a speaker for several events and has presented her “Do You Practice Safe Tax?” seminar at no cost to more than 200 business owners and freelance professionals. She serves on the Associate Council for Junior Achievement of Central MD and the local board of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is also a proud member of Network 2000, an organization dedicated to increasing the role of women in business and on corporate boards.
Tammy applauds Stevenson on its efforts to keep alumni informed of the tremendous growth the school has seen within the last 20 years. She views the University as a strong institution, and looks forward to seeing the continued commitment to students, to education, and to the community.