In 2018, Tyson Empey was awarded the Edward Pettinella ’73 Ambassador in Business. This ambassadorship funded Tyson’s research of blockchain, how it is used in accounting, and if it is a subject that should be taught in business programs. Tyson worked hard to complete this research and presented his findings at a blockchain specific American Accounting Association conference all while balancing his time as an integral member of Geneseo's Ice Hockey team. Together with Professor Elizabeth Felski, Tyson’s research was crafted into a research paper that was recently accepted for publication in The Accounting Educators’ Journal. Tyson graduated in May '20 with his MS in accounting and plans to start his accounting career at PwC in Rochester after playing professional hockey.