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Getting to know the Abington Alumni Society Board: Michael Coakley ’88

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Michael A. Coakley ’88 ACCTG

Who am I and what do I do?

I am a Director of Audit & Accounting and Manufacturing Industry Group Leader at Kreischer Miller in Horsham, PA. Kreischer Miller is a leading independent accounting, tax and advisory firm serving privately held companies in the Greater Philadelphia area since 1975.

What position do you hold on the Alumni Board and why did you want to be part of it?

I currently serve on the Scholarship Committee of the Alumni Board. Having struggled personally to afford college and knowing that it’s no easier for many young college students today, it was quite easy to align myself with an effort to develop a sustainable scholarship program for our Abington students. It’s my way of giving back to a school that gave me so much, and providing some much needed financial assistance for our future alumni.

What are some of your favorite PSU Abington or PSU memories?

Memories at PSU Abington (or Ogontz, as it was called back then) mostly center around the Woodland parking lot…hanging out with classmates and friends before and after class, looking under the hoods of our hot rods, and trying to keep them safe from reckless drivers. As for my University Park experience (a.k.a. Main Campus), it was off campus parties on the weekends, concerts at Rec Hall, and the 1986 National Championship season! WE ARE…PENN STATE!

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