The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater) recently announced the opening of Timothy J. Hyland Hall, home to the university’s College of Business and Economics. The construction of Hyland Hall was co-sponsored by the local CPA firm of Vrakas/Blum.
Hyland Hall, named after Timothy J. Hyland, a 1982 accounting graduate who made a significant monetary contribution to the building, opened its doors to students at the beginning of the fall 2009 semester at UW-Whitewater. The 180,000 square-foot, $41.5 million building is more than twice the size of the former business building and offers 50 percent more classroom space. The building also includes 34 flat and tiered classrooms, three computer labs, two 150-seat lecture halls, one seminar room, and four student project rooms.
“Considering all the extraordinary talent produced by the College of Business and Economics over the years, much of which has benefited Vrakas/Blum, co-sponsoring the construction of Hyland Hall was an easy decision for us to make,” said James A. Holmes, CPA, president and managing shareholder of Vrakas/Blum. “I am confident this new building will result in an even higher level of education offered to students of the College of Business and Economics. Seeing the vision of the university come to life is truly remarkable.”
Hyland Hall is located at the center of the UW-Whitewater campus. Its location is designed to integrate the college within the campus while offering accessibility to the public for business outreach programs, conferences, and other events held at the building.
Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is a regional mid-market accounting and consulting firm based in Brookfield, Wisconsin. The firm specializes in serving closely-held businesses and their owners and offers a full range of services including financial statement audits, reviews and accounting; tax planning and compliance; business advisory; investment advisory; merger, acquisition and divestiture assistance and consulting; business valuation and litigation support; business management software sales and consulting; and cost segregation. Vrakas/Blum, S.C. is a member firm of CPA Associates International, Inc., which includes over 150 affiliates with offices in most states and abroad.