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FAU School of Accounting Receives Gift from RSM McGladrey | McGladrey & Pullen

BOCA RATON, FL (October 12, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Accounting, a department within the College of Business, recently received a $10,000 gift from RSM McGladrey | McGladrey & Pullen, the nation’s fifth largest accounting firm with offices throughout Florida.  The gift will help support students in the School of Accounting by providing funding for scholarships and professional development.  

  We are very committed to supporting the School of Accounting.  We have a long history with FAU, and it is has been a continued source of outstanding recruits,” said Jeff Ross, partner of McGladrey & Pullen, LLP and an alumnus of FAU.  “Now with the Scholars Program, FAU can continue to show they have one of the best accounting programs in the state.

The gift marks McGladrey’s third annual contribution to FAU’s College of Business with previous gifts of $10,000 in 2008 and 2007.  McGladrey 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 McGladrey,” said Somnath Bhattacharya, director of the School of Accounting at FAU.  “Our relationship with McGladrey 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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