William W. Holder, CPA, DBA, accepted the AICPA 2003 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award at the spring council meeting. He has received numerous accolades for his educational and professional achievements, and in 2001 and 2002 Accounting Today named him one of the 100 most influential people in the accounting profession. Holder is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at the University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting and a member of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, as well as a former AICPA board member. William F. Ezzell, AICPA chairman, presented the award. Granted each year, the citation recognizes full-time accounting educators for excellence in teaching and national prominence in the accounting profession.