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Accounting Student Wins $10,000 Scholarship

Ashley Uliasz '17 is currently working towards her Master of Science in Accounting at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)
Ashley Uliasz ’17 is currently working towards her Master of Science in Accounting at UConn. (Nathan Oldham/UConn School of Business)

Award Will Be ‘A Tremendous Help’ to MSA Student Ashley Uliasz ’17

UConn alumna and current Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) student Ashley Uliasz ’17 has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship, one of the largest grants received by a UConn accounting student.Continue Reading


Graduate Profile: Grace Kim ’16

Grace Kim (UConn School of Business)
Grace Kim (UConn School of Business)

Grace Kim: Accounting
‘I think UConn was one of the better choices I’ve made’

Grace Kim ’16 pursued her college education with zeal. An accounting honors student, she also minored in Spanish and art history, lived abroad with a Spanish family for a month, and worked at the Benton Museum of Art on campus.

“I figured I’m paying for a great college education, I may as well take every opportunity I can and enjoy it,” she said.

For this first-generation college student, the only child of Korean immigrants, graduation is bittersweet.Continue Reading


Vote for UConn by 11/21!

PwC ChallengeTime is running out! Your vote can send our team to another national championship!

The UConn Trailblazers—a team of five talented accounting students—is hoping to compete in the prestigious PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Challenge national case competition in New York in January.

To get there, the team must defeat Villanova, Texas, Arizona and Gonzaga by getting the most votes on Facebook. Only the top vote-getter may attend.

Trailblazer team members include Katie PontoniecLauren ConsoliJack MurphyGiovanni Ninivaggi and Daniel Francoeur.

“There are five semifinalist teams, and the team that has the most votes when the polls close on Friday will go to New York in January to make their presentation to the national leadership of PwC,” said Professor David Papandria of the Accounting Department. “This is a big deal. Dozens of teams participated in the challenge, and our UConn team is so close.”

You can click on the link below to vote. Please vote once a day through Friday to help our team. Thank you!

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CPAs Present Grants to University of Connecticut Accounting Department, Accounting Society, Beta Alpha Psi Chapter

CTCPA Educational Trust Fund Trustee Katherine McNair, CPA (left) presents grants to the University of Connecticut Accounting Department, Accounting Society, and Beta Alpha Psi chapter.  Accepting the awards are University of Connecticut representatives (from left) students Grace Kim, Sarah Levis, Instructor-In-Residence and Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Programs David Papandria, and Professor and Accounting Department Head Dr. Mohammed Hussein.
CTCPA Educational Trust Fund Trustee Katherine McNair, CPA (left) presents grants to the University of Connecticut Accounting Department, Accounting Society, and Beta Alpha Psi chapter. Accepting the awards are University of Connecticut representatives (from left) students Grace Kim, Sarah Levis, Instructor-In-Residence and Assistant Department Head for Undergraduate Programs David Papandria, and Professor and Accounting Department Head Dr. Mohamed Hussein.

Representatives of the Educational Trust Fund of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) recently presented grants to the University of Connecticut Accounting Department, Accounting Society, and Beta Alpha Psi chapter.  These awards were given during an annual joint dinner meeting of the CTCPA Educational Trust Fund and the CTCPA Student Outreach and Career Awareness Committee held recently at Cascade in Hamden.

The Educational Trust Fund exists to help tomorrow’s CPAs today. It does so by providing financial support directly to students, accounting departments, and accounting clubs at Connecticut colleges and universities recognized by the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy.

The Connecticut Society of CPAs is celebrating more than 100 years of service to membership and community alike.  CTCPA has a membership of almost 6,000 individuals in public practice, business and industry, government, and education.  Its function is to advocate on behalf of the accounting profession, foster a professional community among CPAs, and provide continuing education opportunities as well as a comprehensive peer review program and a variety of membership services for CPAs in Connecticut.


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Annual Faculty Awards

At the beginning of this month, the Teaching and Research Committee met and evaluated nominations for the annual Faculty Awards.  A total of nine winners, a runner up, and two honorable mentions were awarded.

Under the Research category the winners are Sarah Rice and David Weber for Best Paper.  Their paper is titled “How Effective is Internal Control Reporting under SOZ 404? Determinants of the (Non-) Disclosure of Existing Material Weaknesses.” Continue Reading


Faculty Awards 2011

The Teaching and Research Committee at the University of Connecticut School of Business has met and evaluated the nominations for annual Faculty Awards.   The following winners were selected:

Best Paper:  (3-way tie)

Xue Bai and Manuel Nunez: “Managing Data Quality Risk in Accounting Information Systems” 
(with Jayant Kalagnanam), Information Systems Research

Xinxin Li: “Price Effects in Online Product Reviews: An Analytical Model and Empirical Analysis”   
(with Lorin M. Hitt), MIS Quarterly

David Souder and Zeki Simsek: “The Differing Effects of Agent and Founder CEOs on the Firm’s Market Expansion” (with Scott G. Johnson), Strategic Management Journal

Research Excellence:  John Zhang

Undergraduate Teaching:  Dave Papandria

Graduate Teaching:  Amy Dunbar

Teaching Innovation:  Andy Rosman (with Roger Travis, Modern and Classical Languages)

Service Award:  Tim Dowding


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