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FAU School of Accounting Receives Gift
from Florida Power & Light

BOCA RATON, FL (October 22, 2009) Florida Atlantic University’s School of Accounting, a department within the College of Business, recently received a $5,000 gift from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), a subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc.  FPL provides electric service to more than 4.5 million customers throughout most of the eastern and the southwestern coasts of Florida.   

“We value our partnership with FAU’s School of Accounting and are proud to work together to support its goals which strengthen the university, its students and the community,” said Kim Ousdahl, controller of FPL.

The gift marks FPL’s third annual contribution to the College, with previous gifts of $5,000 in 2008 and 2007. FPL 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 FPL,” said Somnath Bhattacharya, director of the School of Accounting at FAU. “Our relationship with FPL 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 .


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