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WICPA names college ambassadors at three Wisconsin universities

Kevin Block, Jill Brown, and Tracy Werner, students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, respectively, have been named College Ambassadors by the WICPA Educational Foundation, Inc.
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Beta Alpha Psi student and faculty volunteers clean up San Jose Guadalupe River

More than 900 members of Beta Alpha Psi, the professional honors organization for financial information students and professionals, supported by 50 employees from KPMG LLP, descended on the Guadalupe River trail last month to undertake a massive clean-up effort.
Education & Careers

COAP program sees continued growth as it approaches milestone

This year marked another period of increased enrollment in the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program, a NYSSCPA initiative that recruits minority high school juniors from public and private schools in New York to the CPA profession.
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KPMG Foundation awards $470,000 in scholarships

The KPMG Foundation this week announced it has awarded a total of $470,000 in scholarships to 47 minority accounting doctoral students for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Education & Careers

SIFE members' passion for business can be powerful force for change

Students In Free Enterprise, an international non-profit network of students, academics, and business leaders working with businesses and higher education organizations, is in the midst of its regional and national competitions.
Education & Careers

Wake Forest students win KPMG’s international competition

Competing against teams from around the world, a group of Wake Forest University students representing the United States won the KPMG Global Case Competition in Athens, Greece, last week.

American University establishes public finance research center

American University's School of Public Affairs in Washington D.C. has announced the establishment of its newest research center, the Center for Public Finance Research (CPFR). Led by top scholars from the School of Public Affairs and the D.C.

Collin County professor wins Outstanding Educator award

Paula Miller, CPA and accounting professor at Collin County Community College, was honored recently with the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (TSCPA) 2008 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.At a ceremony held Oct. 24 during the TSCPA Accounting Education Conference, Miller received a plaque and a $1,000 award provided by the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation. The statewide TSCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards honor Texans who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and who have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession.

Texas A&M professor wins Outstanding Educator award

Dr. Michael Shaub, CPA and clinical professor accounting at Texas A&M University, was honored recently with the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (TSCPA) 2008 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.At a ceremony held Oct. 24 during the TSCPA Accounting Education Conference, Shaub received a plaque and a $1,000 award provided by the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation.

Angelo State University professor wins Outstanding Educator award

Dr. Norman Sunderman, CPA and accounting professor at Angelo State University, was honored recently with the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (TSCPA) 2008 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.At a ceremony held Oct. 24 during the TSCPA Accounting Education Conference, Sunderman received a plaque and a $1,000 award provided by the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation.

Texas CPA Society honors outstanding educator

Dr. Brett Wilkinson, accounting professor at Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, was honored recently with the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants' (TSCPA) 2008 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award.At a ceremony held Oct. 24 during the TSCPA Accounting Education Conference, Wilkinson received a plaque and a $1,000 award provided by the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation.
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Tommie Singleton appointed to AICPA IT Executive Committee

Enterprise, Alabama-based Carr Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI) Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Tommie Singleton has been appointed to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' (AICPA) Information Technology Executive Committee (ITEC). Singleton will serve a three-year term on the committee, beginning in October.Singleton's areas of responsibilities at CRI encompass IT audit, forensic accounting and SAS 70 audits.
Education & Careers

Professor wins Outstanding Accounting Professor award

University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management Accounting Professor Joni Young has been awarded the 2008 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants (NMSCPA). Young, chair of the accounting department, was selected by the NMSCPA for her outstanding accomplishments in the classroom that enhance the reputation of the CPA profession. Young has been a faculty member at Anderson since 1992 and is admired by both faculty and students for her intermediate accounting classes.

AICPA presents award to best early career researcher

Kristy Towry, Ph.D., assistant professor of managerial accounting and finance at the Goizueta Business School, Emory University was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in the United Kingdom and the Society of Management Accountants (CMA Canada) co-sponsored the award.
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PwC to partner with Duke University for offshoring research

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) has announced a new relationship with Duke University, serving as a founding member of the Duke Offshoring Research Network (ORN)-Best Practices Institute (BPI), in collaboration with Duke University's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at The Fuqua School of Business. PricewaterhouseCoopers will help advance a long-term goal of Duke CIBER to increase the breadth and depth of practice-oriented knowledge in the offshoring and global services space.

Craig W. Lemoine joins The American College as assistant professor of financial planning

Craig W. Lemoine, former Texas Tech academic and Lincoln financial advisor, has been named assistant professor of Financial planning at The American College in Bryn Mawr, PA.

Wisconsin CPA firm announces new principals

The Brookfield, WI-based CPA and advisory firm of Vrakas/Blum, S.C. recently announced the promotions of William G. Martin, CPA and Susan Dunn. Martin serves as a principal of the firm, while Dunn serves as a principal of the firm's technology practice, Vrakas/Blum Computer Consulting, Inc.Martin joined Vrakas/Blum in 2001. In his new role as principal, he helps carry out the firm's mission and serves as a mentor to the staff.

New research projects funded by Institute of Management Accountants

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Foundation for Applied Research (FAR) concluded its 2007-2008 fiscal year by awarding $100,000 in grant funding to two new management accounting research projects selected through its recent Call for Proposals. These projects, representing the largest FAR grants awarded in recent years, include "Improving Corporate Social Responsibility Decisions," by Marc J. Epstein of Rice University and "Using Customer Lifetime Value to Acquiring, Retaining, and Winning Back Profitable Customers," by V.
Education & Careers

Accounting school receives $10 million donation

San Diego State University has received a $10 million gift to name the university's nationally recognized school of accountancy the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. The gift, among the largest in university history, was made by Gertrude Lamden in honor of her late husband who was instrumental in launching SDSU's College of Business Administration."The naming of the School of Accountancy is transformational for San Diego State," said SDSU President Stephen L. Weber.
Education & Careers

Babson College names new dean of faculty

Shahid Ansari, Zwerling Term Chair Professor of Behavioral and Managerial Accounting at Babson College, has been named Dean of Faculty. Ansari is an internationally known scholar in the area of behavioral and cultural aspects of management accounting, strategy, control, and change management. His experience includes teaching, scholarly research, and consulting in this area. He has published numerous papers, monographs, and books.

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