The Athens State University Accounting Club, an Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Student Chapter, has again won the IMA Gold Award of Excellence and was one of five universities to be recognized with the Outstanding Student Chapter designation.
In order to win the Gold Award, student chapters must meet several criteria. Chapters are required to hold a minimum number of educational meetings throughout the year that cover a wide range of topics, including ethics, management accounting, and leadership training; attend industry tours; publish newsletters; participate in community service and promotional events; participate in a case study and manuscript competition; attend the annual IMA Student Leadership Conference, and prepare an executive summary.
“Each year, the Athens State University chapter goes above and beyond the minimum requirements, with the group setting themselves apart from peer chapters and representing the University with pride,” said Professor Emily Corzine, faculty advisor for the student chapter. “This achievement is another example of this group of students’ dedication to excellence.”
As part of the award, the Accounting Club chapter was presented with a plaque and a $1,000 monetary award that will be used to fund chapter activities in the coming academic year.