by Hannah Fair, Public Relations Writer
Alexus Roeller, a 2018 Cedarville University graduate in accounting and finance, was named the U.S. Inspector General’s Intern of the Year at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Roeller, from Miamisburg, Ohio, interned with the U.S. Inspector General’s office at a field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Columbus, Ohio, during the summer of 2017.
“Ms. Roeller excelled as a Pathways intern in the Audit Division. She worked with three audit teams to conduct interviews, document meetings, analyze data and assist in debrief presentations,” said Glenn A. Fine, principal deputy inspector general. “Ms. Roeller exceeded all deadlines and improved the quality of the audits. She was also instrumental in developing a program for future interns, which will enhance their experiences.”
Roeller looked for fraud abuse and misuse of federal money, investigated contract payments—anything from U.S. Navy ships to U.S. Air Force planes, Wi-Fi bills, travel card and government purchase card accounts.
“My academic courses and accounting professors at Cedarville University have taught me a lot about what effective accounting is, how to look for errors and how to ask questions,” said Roeller. “Cedarville has prepared me really well to ask difficult questions to people we are suspicious of committing a crime. My accounting is not just a job: I am working for a greater cause. I must do it well and keep ethics in mind because I am serving God.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,963 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.