IOWA CITY, IOWA (May 14, 2021) — Twenty-eight students enrolled in the Henry B Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa who received annual awards presented by the Department of Accounting.

The students listed below are from your area and were among the honorees.

The Department of Accounting's undergraduate and Master of Accountancy (M.Ac.) programs are consistently recognized for educational excellence. In the most recent year, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) ranked University of Iowa graduates' CPA exam performance thirteenth of all large accounting programs in the United States and highest of the State of Iowa public universities. The Department of Accounting Writing Program, which integrates communication skills throughout the undergraduate and MAc curriculum, was named "a point of distinction" in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation report.

The following area students were among the award winners:

Emily Nutt of Bettendorf, IA

AJ Smith of Davenport, IA

A summary of all award winners is provided below.

Faculty Scholars

This award is presented to students who have demonstrated superior academic performance and contributions to the Department of Accounting while completing an undergraduate major in accounting at the University of Iowa.

  • Austin Adrian of Pella, IA
  • Cole Borwick of Urbandale, IA
  • Yiming Chen of Yuyao, China
  • Austin Clayton of Sioux City, IA
  • Shannon Faulkner of Plymouth, MN
  • Ryan Greenough of Urbandale, IA
  • Stephanie Herzog of Red Wing, MN
  • Kylie Kerndt of Decorah, IA
  • Jacob Manning of Hampshire, IA
  • Elle McCormick of Ida Grove, IA
  • Lauren Noga of Prole, IA
  • Emily Nutt of Bettendorf, IA
  • Morgan Raley of Clive, IA
  • AJ Smith of Davenport, IA
  • Joe Sullivan of Marion, IA
  • Miranda Thelen of West Des Moines, IA
  • Jackie Xie of Chaozhou, China

Iowa Society of CPAs Outstanding Senior Award

This award is presented to the outstanding senior accounting major who is graduating in the current academic year.

  • Austin Adrian of Pella, IA

Department of Accounting Outstanding Junior Award

This award is presented to the outstanding junior accounting major.

  • Anna Thomas of Morris, IL

Excellence in Writing Award

This award is presented to students who have demonstrated excellence in writing in accounting courses.

  • Alex Hingtgen of Dubuque, IA
  • Allie Gilchrist of Norwalk, IA
  • Ethan Hahn of Ames, IA

Federation of Schools of Accountancy Award for Outstanding M.Ac. Student

This award is presented to the outstanding Master of Accountancy (M.Ac.) student who is graduating in the current academic year.

  • Michael Gerot of West Des Moines, IA

Byron R. Ross Award for Teaching Excellence

This award is presented to Teaching Assistants who have demonstrated teaching excellence in accounting courses.

  • Ethan Hahn of Ames, IA
  • Cory Hinds of New York, NY
  • Mark VanderVeen of Spirit Lake, IA
  • Judd White of Asbury, IA
  • Sarah Yanik of Tinley Park, IL

About the University of Iowa

As a top global university, Iowa is the ideal destination for learning, discovery, and innovation. We bring art and science together to create a truly unique interdisciplinary education. With over 200 areas of study to choose from, students are encouraged to mix and match majors, minors, and certificates to earn a degree that reflects their unique interests.

From inside our world-class medical center to the most prestigious creative-writing program in the US, students have access to quality academic support and are equipped with the tools they need to stand out in a competitive workforce. Our 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio allows students to work directly with experts in their field while earning valuable, practical skills.

Our campus seamlessly blends into the heart of downtown Iowa City, making it easy to access academic resources and belong to a larger, welcoming community. With over 500 student organizations, clubs, and communities on campus, and countless in-town events scheduled throughout the year, Iowa makes it easy to build a network of friendships and connections that last a lifetime.

To learn more about the University of Iowa, click HERE.

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