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FAU School of Accounting Receives Gift from Deloitte & Touche LLP


BOCA RATON (August 28, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Accounting, a department within the College of Business, recently received a $7,500 gift from Deloitte & Touche LLP, an international public accounting firm that provides tax services, as well as services in auditing, consulting, financial advising and risk management.  The gift will help support students in the School of Accounting by providing funding for scholarships and professional development.  

 “Over the years we have experienced a great deal of success with the people that we have hired from FAU’s School of Accounting,” said Ray Faloona, audit partner at Deloitte & Touche and alumnus of FAU.  “This gift is part of our continued commitment to FAU.”

The gift marks Deloitte & Touche’s third annual contribution to FAU’s College with previous gifts of $5,000 in 2008 and 2007. Deloitte & Touche also is a regular sponsor of the School of Accounting’s annual fundraising event, “Celebration.”

“The School of Accounting at FAU greatly values the support of Deloitte & Touche, LLP,” said Somnath Bhattacharya, director of the School of Accounting at FAU. “Our relationship with Deloitte exemplifies the synergies that exist between the accounting profession and the School of Accounting, and the manner in which our students gain immeasurably from the leveraging of such synergies.”

FAU’s School of Accounting has more than 1,600 students enrolled in its programs.  Its mission is to provide innovative accounting programs by employing diverse faculty to teach and develop our students’ technical, analytical, communication, interpersonal and lifelong learning skills.  The School of Accounting Scholars Program recruits highly-qualified and motivated students for a full-time, two-year, day program beginning in the senior year.  Graduates of the program receive both a bachelor of business administration and a master of accounting, and complete the requirements of the Florida Board of Accountancy.  

            For more information about FAU’s School of Accounting program, call 561-297-3636 or visit http://soa.fau.edu .


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