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Welcome to the Association of Former Special Agents of the Internal Revenue Service


Tentative Date:
Mid-September 2016 Left to right, starting at the back:    Sadie Towler, Marc Paternostro, Dennis McCarthy, Scott Ashlock, me in the green, Ron Martorella, Mike Gallo, Rich Malone, Bob Graham, and Dave Hawkes.  In the front row, left to right:  Virgie Romo, Jana Balonic, and Lance West.
 

I am 17 years old and have just graduated from the Health Sciences and Medicine Academy at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology. Through this academy I took a full year of Emergency Management Training. As a result I will be sitting for the NJ EMT Certification test this summer. I graduated with a GPA of 4.1 and was number 10 in my class of 312. This fall I will be attending Neumann University to study Athletic Training and play soccer for the women’s team. I have been playing travel soccer since I was 7 years old. I was a three time 1st Team All-Conference defender for my high school, but I am going to be a goalkeeper for Neumann University since I played this position for my travel team. I am looking forward to the next four years of my life at Neumann University and upon graduation I hope to pursue a career in sports medicine. Sean Spencer is a sophomore at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He is working towards a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Sean finished his freshman year with a 3.71 GPA and was on the Dean’s List after the fall and winter semesters. In 2015 he graduated from Washington Township High School, where he played varsity lacrosse and was a member of the school’s DECA chapter. Sean has been an active member of his community through his participation in events such as the Helping Hands Hoagie Sale, and the Laxers' for Life 5k Run. Kelsey Conn is a sophomore attending Pennsylvania State University Berks Campus. She is majoring in biochemistry, in hopes to go to pharmacy school in the future. Throughout her first year of college she has been involved in various clubs and organizations. Some clubs she has been apart of are THON, Campus Activities Board, Berks Cares, and Lion Ambassadors. Besides those clubs Kelsey works on campus as a chemistry teaching assistant, where she helps her peers with various chemistry classes. Kelsey will also be an orientation leader, first year group leader, and first year mentor this upcoming fall semester. She will be assisting the incoming students as they adjust to the college life. She is very excited to start again in the fall as she takes on new roles as a student leader.


Thank you very much for this scholarship, I will keep working hard because it truly does pay off. James Martinez recently graduated with High Honors from Dougherty Valley High School.  In the Fall, James will be attending California State University at Fullerton, and will be majoring in Business Administration/Information Systems.  James was able to graduate with a 4.0 GPA and passed the AP Exams in Biology, US History, European History and Spanish.

In addition to his academic success he was able to balance it with playing sports and earning the distinction of being a Student Athlete.  In football James was chosen to be a varsity captain during his senior.  In baseball James was also one of the captains his senior year and he holds the school record for pitching the only “no hitter” in the school’s history. Throughout high school and middle school James was active in the Boy Scouts of America.  James attained the highest rank of scouting, Eagle Scout, and was elected to join the Boy Scouts’ honors society called the Order of the Arrow.  James has an interest in pursuing higher education and earning a law degree, once accomplishing this he would like to become a Federal Law Enforcement Agent like his father, and serve his country in this manner. 19 year old, full-time student from Orange County, New York. She graduated from Valley Central High School in 2014 and is currently attending the University at Albany where she is majoring in Accounting and minoring in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Business Administration. She plans on getting her Masters in Forensic Accounting from SUNY Albany and then hopes to begin a career in law enforcement. At school, she is a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary organization for accounting students, and she also volunteers with the Midtown Neighborhood Watch in Albany, NY. Nicole is looking forward to starting her junior year of college and plans to study abroad in Europe during the spring semester. She was sponsored by her father, Robert Beranger, who recently retired from the IRS. Kayla Kroczynski is entering her sophomore year at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) as a geology
major. She intends to pursue a career in geology, ideally with NASA - studying planetary geology. She is a member of the Cook Honors College at IUP,  is involved with the Geological Society of IUP, IUP Rock Climbing Club, and enjoys volunteering with the Indiana County Humane Society and Habitat for Humanity. 
Kayla lives with her parents and younger brother in State College, Pennsylvania where she's lived ever since she was born. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, pet rabbits and dog. Kayla loves reading, writing, drawing, painting and listening to music.

 

The AFSA-IRS President and Board of Directors announce:

 

 2016 AFSA-IRS Convention

MILWAUKEE


September 15 - 17, 2016 Hyatt Regency Milwaukee