Honoring Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners & Top CPA Exam Scorers
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In alphabetical order, the 2005 award winners are:
- Steven C. Anderson, an Ohio candidate from Shaker Heights, Ohio, is a graduate of Case Western University and currently employed by Howard, Wershbale & Co. in Cleveland, Ohio.
- Melissa Bylsma, an Illinois candidate from Chicago, is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is currently working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Chicago, Ill.
- Mark Raymond Danielson, Jr., a Texas candidate who lives in Richardson, Texas, attended The University of Texas at Austin and works for Ernst & Young LLP in Dallas, Texas.
- Elizabeth A. Diehl, a Virginia candidate living in Huntsville, Ala., is a graduate of Pensacola Christian College who works for Mason Enterprises in Huntsville, Ala.
- Adina Mitnick Hollander, a Maryland candidate from Lakewood, New Jersey, is a graduate of Towson University and is currently employed at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Baltimore, Maryland.
- William Harris Leder, a Texas candidate from Sugar Land, Texas, graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and is working for Ernst & Young LLP in Dallas, Texas.
- Kristin Danielle St. Raymond, an Arizona candidate living in Scottsdale, Ariz., is a graduate of The University of Arizona and is with KPMG in Phoenix, Ariz..
- Hazel M. Tucker, a Utah candidate living in Park City, Utah, is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, the University of South Africa, the University of Pretoria and Edinburgh Business School. She is employed by INVESTools in Draper, Utah.
- Steven W. Utke, a Pennsylvania candidate from Sewell, New Jersey, is a graduate of Bucknell University who works for Ernst & Young LLP in Philadelphia, Penn.
- Peter E. Wick, a Wisconsin candidate, from Neenah, Wisc., graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is employed by Virchow Krause in Appleton, Wisc.
The award was created in 1923 to honor Elijah Watt Sells a year prior to his death. Sells was one of the country’s first CPAs under the provision of a New York State law enacted in 1896 and a leader in advancing professional education. He was active in the establishment of the AICPA and was a founder of New York University’s School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance.