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Educator E-news: October/November 2019

by MICPA | Nov 19, 2019   ()

MAF Scholarship Application Opens Today – Nov. 15
Seniors may apply for the Michigan Accountancy Foundation scholarships, with awards up to $5,000 to help full-time students in funding their fifth/graduate year. The number of scholarships awarded varies each year depending on the amount of available funding. On average, 8-10 students will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 to help with costs of their fifth/graduate year. The 2020 application window is from Nov. 15, 2019 to Jan. 31, 2020.
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MICPA Honors Educators at Annual Awards Dinner
Congratulations to accounting educators Albert Spalding Jr. and Virginia Riolo. At the recent MICPA Awards Dinner in Novi, Spalding was honored with the Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. An attorney as well as a CPA, Spalding is associate professor at Wayne State University where he shares extensive technical expertise while challenging his students to consider the ethical dilemmas involved in each choice. Riolo, who teaches accounting at Troy High School, received the Outstanding High School Teacher Award for providing her students with information and opportunities to learn about the CPA profession. Congratulations to Bert and Virginia!  

Congratulations to the MICPA Outstanding Student Member Award Recipient
Each year, the MICPA recognizes one student’s contributions, involvement and achievements with the Outstanding Student Member Award. This year’s award was presented to Joseph Platz who is pursuing his master’s degree at Michigan Technological University. Joe was an intern for the MICPA in the summer of 2017, learning the ins and outs of the association. When he returned to Michigan Tech that fall, he became one of the very first MICPA Student Champions, promoting student memberships on his campus. He even won a recruiting challenge last December. Congratulations, Joe!

Call for Nominations – Accounting Teaching Excellence Award
Do you know a colleague who should be recognized for outstanding teaching and promoting the accounting profession? (Self-nomination is also encouraged.) Nominations for the 2020 MICPA Accounting Teaching Excellence Award may be submitted by December 15.
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Little Things Highly Successful People Do Differently to Get Ahead
Thirty highly successful individuals offer their best advice for achieving more in life – and it doesn't have to involve monumental effort. This Inc. article offers simple daily habits that will help you get ahead.
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