Denise Anderson Hatcher, University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC)

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Major: Accounting
Graduation Date: May 13, 2016
Not Counted Because: Transferred

In 1989 I enrolled as a full-time student. I married while in college and began a family and reduced my enrollment to part-time. In 1996 we relocated to North Carolina.  In 2001,  enrolled at UNC Charlotte part-time.  Due to family reasons I again had to make a decision to leave school.  UNC Charlotte’s 49er Finisher Program continued to reach out  and encourage completion.  In 2014 I enrolled again to complete my degree.  The 49er Finisher Program helped with the transition and logistics that made re-enrollment possible after so many years.

During the last several years, I discovered my passion for helping businesses thrive and helping individuals with personal budgeting and planning.  After the completion of my accounting degree, I will pursue a master’s degree in accountancy and CPA licensure.  At this time, it is my plan to continue on a path in public accounting with a focus on tax preparation and tax planning and provide necessary services to small businesses to promote long-term growth and sustainability.