Goodwin Dedicates Lobby Staircase to CohnReznick LLP
EAST HARTFORD – In recognition of a $25,000 pledge to the Goodwin College Foundation, the College has dedicated its busiest staircase to CohnReznick LLP.
On Thursday, March 21, Goodwin dedicated the staircase in the Main Lobby to the firm, which in addition to the generous gift, also performs the College’s annual audit. The pledge of $25,000 will help the Foundation to provide scholarship opportunities and other services to Goodwin College students.
“We’re better as a College and as an organization because of CohnReznick,” Goodwin President Mark E. Scheinberg said at the dedication.
CohnReznick is the 11th largest accounting tax and advisory firm in the United States with 25 offices nationwide. Goodwin works with the firm’s Glastonbury office, which conducts an annual audit of Goodwin’s finances.
In a short timeframe, Goodwin has seen tremendous expansion throughout the East Hartford community. In addition to purchasing property and redeveloping opportunities, the College has also dramatically increased its workforce and, as a result, the size of its payroll.
CohnReznick has done the annual audit over the last two years, according to Jerry Emlet, the College’s Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer.
“CohnReznick is one of the most honored firms in the world,” said Jerry Emlet, Goodwin’s Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer. “They are a great organization that understands us and has worked well with us during our growth. With a powerful array of network resources that includes one of the nation’s fastest growing firms, CohnReznick understands our drive to pursue new programs, markets and a cost efficient operation. We are extremely happy that CohnReznick is part of the Goodwin College family.”
Now, a plaque bearing the firm’s name adorns the busiest staircase at the College.
Goodwin administrators, staff, and students were joined by CohnReznick officials for a ribbon cutting for the staircase. The students involved were members of the College’s programs in Business Administration and Organizational Studies.
”It is exciting to see the cranes in the sky, another indication of the expansion and success of Goodwin College,” said Frank Sambor, CohnReznick Partner. “Goodwin College continues to identify the educational needs of today’s students, including those returning to finish their college degree and those that are changing careers. We are proud to be associated with Goodwin College and look forward to witnessing the College’s future growth.”