Month

June 2016

Texas MPA Students Win Elijah Watt Sells Awards

Last year we were excited to share that four of our students had earned the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award for 2014. The award is given to candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections… Continue Reading →

Maia Yang Selected for GASB Internship

We are proud to announce that Maia Yang (MPA ‘ 16) has been offered a Postgraduate Technical Assistant (PTA) position with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). Beginning in July, Maia will gather firsthand experience in how governmental standards are… Continue Reading →

Accounting Athletes… Much More Than Numbers!

MPA students are more than just future accountants. Our students work hard and have well-rounded lives, including athletic endeavors. From varsity level competitors, to dedicated amateur athletes, students represent the accounting profession across the campus and city of Austin. Imani… Continue Reading →

Alumni News – Summer 2016

Jerome Kern (BBA ’96, MPA ’96) was named vice president and chief financial officer of Flexi-Van Leasing, a lessor of specialized equipment for the intermodal transportation industry. Anna Tchernina (BBA ’99, MPA ’99) is Facebook’s Internal Audit Director. After completing… Continue Reading →

Brian Monsen Named Deloitte Foundation Fellow

Accounting doctoral student Brian Monsen, Ph.D. ’18, was named a 2016 Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellow. Monsen will receive a $25,000 grant from the organization to support his final year of coursework and the subsequent year to complete his doctoral dissertation…. Continue Reading →

Shannon Chen Earns SYLFF Research Award

Ph.D. student Shannon Chen was recently selected to receive the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) research award. This award is administered through the McCombs Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) and open to any doctoral student with… Continue Reading →

Faculty News – Summer 2016

Eric Chan Wins Best Paper Award New Assistant Professor, Eric Chan, won the Best Paper Award at the 2016 Management Accounting Section Midyear Meeting for his solo-authored paper, “Promotion, Relative Performance Information, and the Peter Principle.” This paper served as… Continue Reading →

Professor of the Year Gretchen Charrier

Lecturer Gretchen Charrier knew she was going to win the Professor of the Semester for Fall 2015 when she attended President Fenves’ Women of Excellence Reception, but imagine her surprise when she was also handed the Professor of the Year… Continue Reading →

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