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FAU School of Accounting Receives Gift from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

BOCA RATON (October 16, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University’s School of Accounting, a department within the College of Business, recently received a $5,000 gift from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an international public accounting firm with South Florida offices in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami.  The gift will help support students in the School of Accounting by providing funding for scholarships and professional development.  

“FAU's School of Accounting continues to produce outstanding accounting graduates,” said Kevin Young, partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. “PricewaterhouseCoopers is proud to support the University’s efforts in developing the School of Accounting to be one of the truly exemplary programs in the country.”  

PricewaterhouseCoopers consistently recruits and hires FAU accounting students. The gift marks the firm’s third annual contribution to FAU’s College, with previous gifts of $7,500 in 2008 and $5,000 in 2007. PricewaterhouseCoopers 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP,” said Somnath Bhattacharya, director of the School of Accounting at FAU. “Our relationship with PricewaterhouseCoopers 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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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts ten colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science.  

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