Distinguished Graduate Award

Distinguished Graduate Award

by Belmont's Office of Communications

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Belmont Baseball alumnus Dan Soukup was honored this week by Belmont's Massey Graduate School of Business as one of its two recipients of the Massey Distinguished Graduate Awards.  Local bank executive Harry Allen was the other honoree.  

Soukup graduated with honors from Belmont University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. While at Belmont, he played on the baseball team from 2001-2004 and was named to the NCAA Division I Baseball Academic All American Team in 2004. He received his Master in Accounting in 2005, also from Belmont University while achieving a 3.9 G.P.A. in the graduate program.

Currently, he is a shareholder with Soukup, Bush & Associates, P.C. in Fort Collins, Colorado He is an attest partner in charge of financial statement and 401(k) audits, internal control and financial statement reviews and compilations. He also provides tax planning, compliance and accounting services for individuals and privately held businesses. Prior to joining the firm, Dan had five years' experience at multinational accounting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he was primarily involved in audits and reviews of various privately held entities whose revenues ranged from $50 million to $13 billion. He received his Certified Public Accountant license in 2007. Dan sits on the Board of the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (COCPA) and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

BKD CPA Senior Associate Tyler Vieth, a 2015 Massey graduate, a Men's Soccer alumnus, and co-chair of the Distinguished Graduate Awards, said, "What stood out to me for both Harry and Dan was not only their commitment to their outstanding careers, but also their community involvement. Listening to their speeches, I realized that there was one common denominator – Belmont University and the Jack C. Massey School of Business. Their remarks on the importance of their respective programs and the lifelong values that came from it was overwhelming as a recent graduate and really validated why all our alumni and faculty know that Belmont and the Massey School are such special places"

The Massey Distinguished Graduates Award Ceremony was held on Tuesday night at the WME offices in Nashville.