Sarasota, FL - Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that Colleen Bankuty, an in-charge accountant, was awarded "Outstanding Graduate" for the Spring 2015 semester by the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.  This award recognizes one graduating senior each semester that has demonstrated exceptional achievements in leadership, community service, work experience and school spirit.  Each candidate had to submit the required applications and each had to have an overall GPA of at least a 3.5.  The selection Committee was made up of USF Sarasota-Manatee Alumni.

"We are very proud of Colleen," said Barbara Jones, Shareholder. "We feel she has much to offer with her willingness to be challenged and eagerness to contribute to her own success as well as the success of our organization."

About Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide range of services to businesses, organizations, and individuals.  The firm has been serving clients since 1972.  Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has three locations:  1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL; 9423 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, FL; and 4830 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 600, Tampa, FL. For more information, visit or