Virginian Earns Top Honors on CPA Exam


Of the 59,000 candidates who sat for the two-day CPA exam in November 2002, Melinda DeCorte, left, of Arlington, Virginia, earned the highest combined score on all four sections, winning the Elijah Watts Sells gold medal. The other Sells awards went to Yu Duan of Beijing, People’s Republic of China, who placed second, winning a silver medal, and Ajit V.L. Sequeira of Bombay, India, who received the third-place bronze medal.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.