T he AICPA’s 2006 Elijah Watt Sells Awards were presented to the 10 candidates earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.
The award was created in 1923 to honor Sells, one of the country’s first CPAs under the provision of a New York state law enacted in 1896. He was also a leader in advancing professional education.
Candidates must have completed testing during the previous calendar year and passed each exam section on their first attempt.
The winners are:
Irene Altman, a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, working at KPMG in San Francisco.
Jeffrey P. Barrows, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, working at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Charlotte, N.C.
Jonathan Patrick Booth, a graduate of Louisiana State University, working at KPMG in Baton Rouge, La.
Lina Ginan Dimachkieh, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, attending Harvard Law School.
Robert W. Hybiak, a graduate of the University of Denver, working at Deloitte & Touche in Denver.
Jason B. Jiskoot, a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, working at the Pella Corporation in Pella, Iowa.
Keith A. Piwko, a graduate of Michigan State University, working for Plante & Moran in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Kurt B. Piwko, a graduate of Michigan State University, working for Plante & Moran in Clinton Township, Mich.
Svetlana Rodinskaya, a graduate of St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University in Russia, working at Ernst & Young in St. Petersburg.
Wendee Mariko Shinsato, a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University, working at the Defense Contract Audit Agency in Los Angeles.