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Accounting Department - Archives

Professor Thalmann introduced commencement speaker
Associate Professor of Accounting and peace corp veteran Gerald Thalmann introduced Aaron S. Williams, Peace Corp Director who spoke at the 2012 Commencement.  Read more...

Professor Thalmann shared gardening advice
North Central SIFE partnered with Lowe's to create garden plots for needy residents. Gerald Thalmann, a North Central faculty advisor for this project and associate professor of accounting, said students had the idea to do this service and educational project for the community. Read more...

Professor Hayes Oversaw VITA Program
North Central students worked with Professor Alli Hayes to participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, providing free federal and state income tax assistance for low-income taxpayers.  Read more...

Gray shared accounting expertise
David Gray
, North Central College assistant professor of accounting, presented “Improving Students’ Understanding of Quality of Earnings and Footnote Disclosures Using Excel Analyses” at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Midwest Regional Conference’s Effective Learning Strategies Forum in Indianapolis on Oct. 14, 2011.  Read more...

David Gray selected to write for C.P.A. exam
David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, was selected to write test items for the Uniform C.P.A. Examination. See more...

Sarah Lureau Presented Paper
Sarah Lureau
, assistant professor of accounting, presented a paper titled “Auditing Inventories at Patterson’s Fine Chocolates” at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Midyear Auditing Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., Jan. 14, 2011. Read more...

Accounting Professors Presented at Conference
Sarah Lureau, assistant professor of accounting, and Alli Purcell Hayes, assistant professor of accounting, presented an effective learning strategy titled “Implementing Peer Review in the Classroom” at the American Accounting Association (AAA) Midwest Regional Conference in Oakbrook on Oct. 22, 2010.

Professors Presented At International Conference
Sarah McKinney
, assistant professor of accounting, David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, and Gerald Hamsmith, professor of accounting emeritus, presented "Teaching Auditing Using Case Studies" at the MBAA International Conference in Chicago on March 25, 2010.  MBAA (Midwest Business Administration Association) International includes academics and practitioners who are dedicated tot he pursuit of business knowledge.

Professor Gray Presented at Annual Meeting
David Gray
, assistant professor of accounting, gave a presentation titled “Using a Common Case Study Throughout the Accounting Curriculum to Encourage Student Understanding and Integration” at the American Accounting Association’s Annual Meeting in New York City, Aug. 1-5, 2009.

Hamsmith and Gray Publish Case Study
Gerald Hamsmith
, professor of accounting, and David Gray, assistant professor of accounting, had their case study titled "Patterson's Fine Chocolates" published in the 2008 and 2009 editions of Annual Advances in Case Studies. This journal is published by the Society for Case Research, which promotes the development of materials and methods for case-based instruction.