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State CPA Organization Honors Local Student
Blanco Resident Receives Award for Academic Excellence
Tuesday, April 15, 2008 • Posted April 14, 2008

The Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) recently announced the recipients of the organization’s Accounting Excellence Awards. Every year, TSCPA’s Accounting Education Foundation recognizes one outstanding senior accounting student from each of the 52 participating Texas universities.

Blanco student Christina McKinney received the 2008 TSCPA Accounting Excellence Award from Texas State University. McKinney was selected for this honor by the university’s accounting faculty. The award is based on academic performance.

Since 1957, the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation has distributed almost $5 million to promote, develop and advance accounting education in Texas. In addition to the Accounting Excellence Award, the foundation gives scholarships to the top students enrolled in Texas accounting programs. Through donations from Texas CPAs and interest on endowed funds, the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation awarded approximately $235,000 annually in scholarships to the top students enrolled in accounting programs in the state.

TSCPA (http://www.tscpa.org) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. The society has 20 local chapters statewide and has 28,000 members, one of the largest in-state memberships of any state CPA society in the United States. TSCPA is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.

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