Colleen Everts, CPA, MACC

Learning is a relationship – a relationship with the material, with myself and other students, and the world around us. Franklin College’s small classes allow each of these important factors to flourish through genuine personal interaction that extends beyond the classroom.


Assistant professor of accounting

Educational Background

  • MACC, Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
  • B.S., Marian University – Indianapolis, IN

Year Joined Franklin



tax, financial reporting, management accounting, corporate social responsibility

How will the Liberal Arts curriculum aid me in my professional pursuit?

The liberal arts curriculum allows and invites each and every student to pursue their passions by providing a well-rounded holistic education. Along the way your critical thinking, communication, problem solving, and global knowledge skills will be developed through intentional and engaging experiences. These skills will not only aid in your chosen Major, but also prepare you for future careers in a variety of areas. Upon graduation, students remark on the profound experience with celebration and gratitude as they continue to pursue the passions they discovered with excellence.

How will Franklin College help prepare me to engage with prospective employers?

Each year at Franklin College opportunities to develop your professional skills are plentiful. Students participate in resume preparation, social presence awareness, mock interviews, and networking through various courses and offerings. The office of career development, in partnership with your professors, will help you prepare for and pursue networking events, internships, and full-time employment opportunities. As a reflection of our professional development, the EBA department has consistently had a near 100% job or graduate school placement rate within 8 months after graduation.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

  • Successfully passed all parts of the CPA exam

What Students Say

“I really enjoy Professor Everts innovative and engaging teaching techniques that meet the needs for a variety of students. She goes out of her way to make sure every student is challenged, but also has the help they need to succeed.”  – Karen Dringenburg, ’19

My Favorite Book

My favorite book is… Harry Potter! The books have become embedded in to society as classics. I have made many connections with others by talking about which House they belong to or other HP references. Not to mention the inclusion of strong female characters and underlying themes of love, prejudice, racism, and courage that make you contemplate connections to the muggle world.