CPA Society Presents University of Connecticut Adjunct Faculty Member Leanne Adams with ‘Educator of Excellence’ Award
The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA) recently presented University of Connecticut adjunct faculty member Leanne Adams, CPA of Storrs with an “Educator of Excellence” award in the Adjunct Professor category at the organization’s third annual Educator Appreciation Night. The event was held at Cascade in Hamden with John Turgeon, CPA of CohnReznick LLP serving as master of ceremonies.
The CTCPA created the “Educator of Excellence” awards, known as “The Eddys,” to recognize Connecticut accounting professors who have had a positive influence on the lives and careers of their students by excelling in teaching and mentoring, inspiring students to reach beyond the ordinary, and going the extra mile for their students. Students nominate outstanding professors, and winners are selected by a panel representing a cross-section of the CTCPA membership and the Connecticut business community via blind review. Awards are presented in three categories: Four-Year College/University Professor, Community College Professor, and Adjunct Professor.
The following is an excerpt from the winning nomination for Adams:
“She consistently goes above and beyond expectations to help me … She is a wonderful person to talk to and has a very inviting and welcoming personality … She has given me help whenever I needed it.”
The Connecticut Society of CPAs is celebrating more than a century of service to membership and community alike. Formed by nine CPAs in 1908 at New Haven’s Union League Club, today CTCPA has a current 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.