Athens State University


Accounting Honor Society Takes National Conference Awards

Accounting Honor Society Takes National Conference Awards

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Members of the Athens State University accounting student honor society, the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), recently traveled to Orlando to be honored at the IMA Student Leadership Conference. At the conference, the group received three top national awards.

The Athens State chapter was one of only three student chapters across the country to receive the Outstanding Student Chapter award and the only chapter to receive the Best Communications award. The club was also honored with the IMA Gold Award of Excellence.

“These awards were the result of countless hours of work over the last year by a group of exceptional students that we are very proud to have at Athens State,” said Professor Stacie Hughes.

The Accounting Club members completed community service projects throughout the year to benefit eight charitable organizations. They organized and attended four industry tours, twelve educational meetings with guest speakers, four career development workshops, and thirteen social events designed to promote the Accounting Club and the University. They also attended eight local professional development programs and three national conferences.

“It is no surprise that the Accounting Club is also fiscally responsible,” said Hughes. “The award money earned this year, combined with the fundraising efforts of the students throughout the year, has ensured that next year’s members will have the opportunity to attend the Student Leadership Conference in Detroit.”

Students of the club also earned over $13,500 in scholarships from the IMA and one student was awarded an all-expenses-paid trip to Dallas to attend meetings with the IMA’s Global Board of Directors.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]