Professional Program graduate student Richard “Ricky” Cronin will join an elite group of the nation’s leading accounting program graduates when he begins his one-year postgraduate fellowship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board this July.

Cronin also joins 10 other Mays Professional Program graduates to be selected as FASB postgraduate technical assistants since the program’s inception in 1992. He’ll graduate in May and become one of four postgraduate interns welcomed into FASB’s fold.

The program introduces interns to accounting standards-setting and helps them develop an in-depth understanding of the roles of preparers, auditors and users of financial statements.

Cronin will receive a BBA in accounting and a master’s degree in finance in May and will join the staff of PricewaterhouseCoopers after he completes his FASB assignment. He is a Texas A&M Buck Weirus Spirit Award winner, active in such groups as the Mays Fellows Program and Aggies on Wall Street.