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IMA Announces Winners of Educator and Student Awards

May 17, 2013

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Montvale, N.J., May 17, 2013IMA, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, recently announced the winners of educator and student awards for 2013. Most of these awards will be presented at a special ceremony at IMA's 94th Annual Conference & Exposition in New Orleans this June.

In the educator category, this year’s winners were:

  • Alexander Woods, Ph.D., College of William and Mary, won the Emerging Scholar Manuscript Award, established by IMA’s Research Foundation, to acknowledge the exceptional manuscript contribution of a single emerging scholar (or lead author recognition) of management accounting who has a received a terminal degree (Ph.D., DBA, EdD, JD) within the last seven years.
  • Dr. Kristine Parsons, Ashland University, won the Usel K. Albers IMA Campus Advocate of the Year Award, which honors an academic mentor or student chapter advisor who has made significant contributions to the IMA overall and the IMA student members in particular.
  • Dr. Ken Merchant, University of Southern California, won the R. Lee Brummet Award for Educators, which recognizes distinguished academicians in the area of management accounting, particularly those with a record of scholarship in the field, service to IMA, and the promotion of management accounting as a profession. 

In the student category, this year’s winners were:

  • Helen Xu, a student at Georgia Institute of Technology; and Ying Guo, a student at University of Hawaii at Manoa, won the IMA Doctoral Summer Research Scholarship, a new program that provides financial support for first- or second-year Ph.D. candidates in accredited accounting programs to enable them to work on their summer research paper without the time commitment to teaching or other competing research priorities. 
  • Sarah Sommer, a student at Northwestern University, won the Rolf Jaehnigen Family Scholarship, which recognizes a student who is pursuing a business career and has an interest in the arts (voice, instrument, dance, or theater).
  • Joesett Woods, a student at University of Arkansas at Monticello, won the Student Manuscript Award for her article “Value: Is IMA Worth It?” to be published in an upcoming issue of Strategic Finance.
  • Michael T. Bills, a student at Utah State University, was awarded this year’s Stuart Cameron and Margaret McLeod Memorial (SCMS) Scholarship in recognition of his outstanding academic achievement and contributions to IMA.  

In addition, the following students were awarded IMA Memorial Education Fund (MEF) Scholarships in acknowledgement of their academic merit and IMA service: Brooke A. Bushnell (Culver-Stockton College); Kelsey N. Korsmeyer (Western Illinois University); Alice E. Lawrence (University of Phoenix); Lauren M. Maersch (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater); Kylie M. Muehlbauer (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater); Ivan Nechunaev (Grand Canyon University); Ashley N. Peery (Missouri State University); Stacie Lynn Seck (Western Illinois University); and Jessica N. Workinger (Ashland University).

Finally, the IMA student chapter at Culver-Stockton College, in Canton, Mo., won the Clark Johnson Achievement Award in recognition of its innovative achievement in meeting the needs of IMA regular and student members.

Said Dr. Raef Lawson, CMA®, CPA, CFP, CFA, IMA vice president of research and professor-in-residence, “IMA is pleased to recognize the achievements of this outstanding group of educators and students. Our educator awardees have made a significant contribution to advancing the management accounting profession, as well as the overall mission of IMA, among students and the academic community. The student award winners are true models of leadership, service, and academic excellence. We congratulate all of these winners and look forward to their continued contributions to the profession and IMA.”

About IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants)

IMA®, the association of accountants and financial professionals in business, is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. Globally, IMA supports the profession through research, the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) program, continuing education, networking, and advocacy of the highest ethical business practices. IMA has a global network of more than 65,000 members in 120 countries and 200 local chapter communities. IMA provides localized services through its offices in Montvale, N.J., USA; Zurich, Switzerland; Dubai, UAE; and Beijing, China. For more information about IMA, please visit www.imanet.org. 

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