Carving a niche for
PFS…Hall of Fame grows…Gold Medal winners named…Institute
seeks “top educator” nominations…Medal of Honor awarded…Tax
AICPA Educates Women About PFS Value
January 13 marks the beginning of the
Institute’s second annual Women’s Financial Health Week
public education campaign (
www.womensfinancialhealthweek.com ) in support of the
personal financial specialist (PFS) credential. Money
magazine will cosponsor the event, as it did in 2002.
The program supplies women with useful information on
financial matters, such as savings and retirement planning,
and shows them how CPA/PFS practitioners can help them
achieve their financial goals. Last year, the campaign
reached 18 million women through print and broadcast media
and won an award for excellence from the Public Relations
Society of America.
Four Enter Hall of Fame
The AICPA and Ajilon Finance, which
provides accounting and financial staffing services,
inducted several CPAs into the Institute’s Business &
Industry Hall of Fame in October: Don L. Blankenship, Larry
Weber, Vernon D. Evans and Joseph T. Wells. The awards
recognize the inductees’ commitment, business knowledge,
accounting expertise and integrity.
Institute Honors Kirtley and Williams
The AICPA presented Gold Medals for
Distinguished Service—its highest award—to Olivia Kirtley,
CPA, former Institute chairperson, and Doyle Z. Williams,
CPA, dean of the University of Arkansas’s Sam M. Walton
College of Business, during the fall council meeting.
Institute Seeks Top Achievers in Accounting
To recognize accounting educators for
excellence in teaching and national prominence in the
profession, the AICPA asks state societies and others for
nominations for the 2003 AICPA Distinguished Achievement
Award in Accounting Education. They are due February 1.
Candidates must be current full-time educators at, or
recently retired from, a postsecondary educational
institution; distinguished for excellence in classroom
instruction; involved in curriculum development; and must
contribute to the accounting profession and exemplify the
CPA Vision philosophy. This AICPA Web site ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/career/edu/laaea.htm
) contains additional information about the award.
Hunnicutt Lauded for Career Contributions
The AICPA bestowed its Medal of Honor on
John E. Hunnicutt, who retired in October after serving for
11 years as senior vice-president of public affairs at the
Institute. The award recognizes non-CPAs who served the
Padwe Wins Top Tax Award
Gerald W. Padwe, CPA, right, vice-president
of taxes, received from Robert A. Zarzar, CPA, chairman of
the tax executive committee, the Institute’s Arthur J. Dixon
award, the profession’s highest honor for achievement in the
area of taxation. The annual prize is in memory of a CPA
known for his outstanding service to the tax profession and
the AICPA tax division.