Educator e-News - October 13, 2015

by MICPA | Oct 13, 2015   ()

Sign Up Now: Educator Symposium Slated for November 6 in Livonia
Accounting educators can register for a complimentary seat at the Michigan Accountancy Foundation Educator Symposium to learn about the latest issues affecting the profession. One of the hottest topics? The CPA Exam of the future. Michael Decker, vice president of the AICPA Examinations Team, will answer your questions about the exposure draft, Maintaining the Relevance of the Uniform CPA Exam. You’ll also hear about legislative changes, learn what your students should know about the Private Company Commission, and more. See the full agenda and register online.

Request a Speaker for Your Class!
Would you like to invite an accounting professional to speak to your students? The MICPA Speaker's Bureau can help. Fill out the online form and request a speaker today!

Congrats to Accounting Student and Educators on MICPA Awards
MICPA members who make a difference were recognized for their efforts at the recent 2015 MICPA Awards Dinner. Congratulations to Louis Petro, Lawrence Technological University, recipient of the Accounting Teaching Excellence Award. The Outstanding High School Teacher of the Year Award went to Kenneth Krause of Fitzgerald High School in Warren. Jahnvi Patel, a recent University of Michigan-Dearborn grad, was honored with the Outstanding Student Award for her involvement in the MICPA. A full list of MICPA award winners is available here.

MAF Scholarship Application Coming Soon
The Michigan Accountancy Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to fifth/graduate year accounting students. The application for 2016 scholarships will be on the MAF website in early November.

AICPA Foundation Awards Minority Doctoral Fellowship to MSU Student
A Michigan State University student is among 22 deserving scholars selected to receive the AICPA Minority Doctoral Fellowship. The fellowships are provided to help increase the number of CPAs from diverse backgrounds teaching and serving as role models at the college and university level. Funded by the AICPA Foundation, the Fellowship provides $12,000 each to full-time minority accounting scholars who have demonstrated the potential to become accounting educators. The Minority Doctoral Fellowship is open to ethnic minorities who have obtained or plan to pursue a CPA license. Additional requirements are available online. Do you know someone who may be a potential candidate? The 2016-17 application will be available in March 2016, with an application deadline of May 15, 2016. 

Membership Challenge:  Your Students Can Join MICPA for Free
You can help connect your students with a support system to help them reach their professional goals – the MICPA. Please encourage your students to activate their complimentary membership online at They’ll be prompted to fill out a short survey, after which they’ll receive a promo code they can enter before applying for complimentary membership. The college or university that brings the most new members this semester will receive special recognition and our deepest appreciation!  Questions? Contact Dwight Ragland by email or call 248.267.3680.

2015 Trends Report: All-Time Highs in Accounting Enrollment and Hiring
From increased accounting program enrollment to record-level firm recruiting, the AICPA’s 2015 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and Demand for Public Accounting Recruits shows an overall positive outlook for the profession. For the first time, undergraduate and graduate enrollment has increased to a quarter of a million students, while firms have boosted their hiring by a record high of seven percent. The report’s valuable information demonstrates the power of the accounting profession as a career.

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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