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Accounting’s Erin Leigh Named UConn Career Mentor of the Year

Erin Leigh (center) poses with Zachary Solomon (left) and Lily Jackson (right) as they earn their Master of Science degrees in Accounting. Erin was awarded the Career Mentor of the Year award by the Provost's Office.    (Contributed Photo)
Erin Leigh (center) poses with Zachary Solomon (left) and Lily Jackson (right) as they earn their Master of Science degrees in Accounting. Erin was awarded the Career Mentor of the year award by the Provost’s Office. (Contributed Photo)

Erin Leigh, the recruiting, career and external relations manager for the Accounting Department, has been named Career Mentor of the Year for the 2021-22 academic year. Leigh was nominated by her students and received the award from the Provost’s Office.Continue Reading



Accounting Ph.D. Student Wins Prestigious, $25K Deloitte Foundation Fellowship; One of Only 10 in Nation

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For the second time in two years, a UConn Ph.D. student has won the prestigious $25,000 Deloitte Foundation Fellowship, an honor bestowed on only 10 future professors in the nation.

Ilona Bastiaansen, a fourth-year accounting doctoral student, whose thesis examines corporate bankruptcies, was one of the recipients. Each year doctoral students from more than 100 universities are invited to apply for the fellowship.Continue Reading


UConn’s MSA Program Ranked Among the Best in the Nation

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A relentless commitment to continuous improvement is one factor that contributed to the Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program’s Top 10 ranking by U.S. News and World Report.Continue Reading


Professor Leanne Adams To Accounting Students: Your Skill Can Change Lives

Accounting Professor Leanne Adams
Accounting Professor Leanne Adams, pictured above, spends her springs assisting people in need with their taxes through GetYourRefund and VITA. (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

What started as a good-will gesture, helping low-income people get their tax refunds, turned into a transformative personal and professional experience for UConn accounting professor Leanne Adams.Continue Reading


Prestigious AACSB International Re-Accredits School of Business, Accounting Program

(Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

The prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), considered by many to be the ‘gold standard’ of accrediting organizations, has re-accredited the School of Business and, separately, its Accounting program.Continue Reading


Deloitte Foundation Funding Helps UConn Attract, Retain High-Performing Accounting Educators

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The Deloitte Foundation, together with a team of passionate Deloitte alumni, has donated $1 million to help attract and retain high-performing educators within UConn’s prestigious accounting program.Continue Reading




Accounting Professor Mo Hussein Recognized for Excellence by UConn Provost

Professor Mohammed "Mo" Hussein (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)
Professor Mohammed “Mo” Hussein (Nathan Oldham / UConn School of Business)

Accounting professor Mohamed “Mo” Hussein has received the Provost’s Outstanding Service Award

for his contributions to the university.

The award honors faculty whose contribution exceeds expectations and whose work is exemplary in enhancing UConn’s teaching, research service or engagement.Continue Reading