College of Business golf outing honors DeBrunner
He has served Xavier in many ways
Xavier University graduate Jerry DeBrunner was honored at a golf outing on Monday, Oct. 12 for his longtime support of the university.
After receiving an accounting degree in 1959 from Xavier, DeBrunner stayed active with the university. He has served on the Board of Advisors to the Department of Accountancy and Board of Executive Advisors to the Williams College of Business. He also has been an Executive in Residence for the Williams College.
In addition, he served on the university’s Board of Trustees for 20 years, chairing two presidential search committees.
DeBrunner, 71, of Symmes Township, is a retired vice chairman and regional managing partner of Deloitte, which provides tax, auditing and other services around the world.
The golf outing was sponsored by the Department of Accountancy and accounting majors who are forming a chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honorary society.
“Working with the department over the years has been very special to me and I hope that I’ve helped the students as they prepared to leave the university and enter the professional work world,” DeBrunner said.
Sandra Richtermeyer, chair of the accountancy department, said a golf outing is an appropriate way to honor DeBrunner because of his love of golf.
“Because Jerry has shared so much of his time and talents with our students, we thought it was fitting to recognize him at our first golf outing,” she said. “I think it’s incredibly important to appreciate and respect those individuals who have been involved at all levels of the university and have given so much of their time in many, many ways.”
In addition to honoring DeBrunner, 70 people played golf or joined the golfers for lunch to create awareness of and raise funds for student accounting organizations at the Williams College. The accountancy department anticipates holding future golf outings honoring people who have supported it.
The golf outing was held at Four Bridges Country Club in Liberty Township.