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Special Support for the SOA

Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP provides significant gift for Audit faculty
Wanting to provide auditing faculty with the tools needed for quality teaching and researching efforts in the field of auditing, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP generously donated $135,000 to the School of Accounting.  These funds are to provide an annual stipend for one tenured and one non-tenured auditing professor, an annual budget supplement for each, and a teaching assistant for each.  The remainder of the funds was donated for the general benefit of the School of Accounting.
We are very grateful to Dixon Hughes Goodman for their gift.  It will allow our faculty to expand their research efforts, obtain teaching tools to enhance their classes, and provide support for both.  This will ultimately benefit not only the faculty, but also our accounting students in a significant way.
Recipients of the awards for the 2013-2014 academic year are Scott Vandervelde and Marsha Keune.
Elliott Davis gift to support non-tenure-track faculty and graduate students
Elliott Davis gifted the School of Accounting with two separate contributions, each with specific intent.  The first is a gift of $100,000 to retain non-tenure-track faculty and to support the general needs of the School of Accounting.   
Half of this gift is available to be used as a salary supplement(s) for non-tenure-track faculty who:

  • Demonstrate excellence in teaching as evidenced by classroom performance, course development, student mentoring, and/or curriculum design;
  • Facilitate interaction between Darla Moore School of Business students, faculty, and the business and professional community; and,
  • Have been a full-time Darla Moore School of Business faculty member for a minimum of five (5) years.

Recipients will undergo periodic reviews for renewal every five years.  Recipients shall be known as the Elliott Davis Lecturer in Accounting.  Current recipients include Janice Fergusson, Tom Hughes, and Stan Smith.
The other half of this gift will benefit the School of Accounting by supporting faculty research, travel to academic conferences, and through needed software and other materials for teaching and research purposes.
Their second gift in the amount of $50,000 will fund fellowships to be awarded by the School of Accounting Fellowship Committee to Master of Accountancy students.  These fellowships provide students with the opportunity to work directly with accounting faculty either in a research or teaching assistant capacity.