Education


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EDUCATION
The AICPA has created an associate membership category for college and university accounting faculty who are not CPAs. Non-CPA faculty members are eligible for a one-year subscription to the AICPA’s Core Library, access to the AICPA’s Technical Information and Professional Ethics Hotlines, a discount on AICPA products, complimentary subscriptions to the Journal of Accountancy and The CPA Letter , and access to AICPA insurance and retirement programs. Non-CPA faculty members will not be able to vote on member ballots. Dues are $185 a year. Applications are available at www.aicpa.org/aec .

State CPA societies and individuals are invited to nominate an accounting educator for the 2007 AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. This award recognizes full-time college accounting educators distinguished for excellence in teaching and for national prominence in the accounting profession. Nominations are due February 1, 2007. For details, e-mail Heather Bunning at hbunning@aicpa.org .

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