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UND ACCOUN TA NCY

EXCELLENCE beyond the numbers

2019 Edition

New MAcc Graduates:

A FIRST-CL ASS INVESTMENT


MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR Welcome to the 2019 issue of the UND Accountancy

I appreciate all that you do for the department, our college, and

magazine. As I write this message, the campus is a center

the university. Everything that we accomplish is truly the result of a

of creative destruction: from University Avenue re-pavement,

team effort that involves students, faculty, staff, alumni, recruiters,

to Chester Fritz Library renovations, the demolition of the

and friends. Please continue to engage with the UND Accountancy

Memorial Union building, reconstruction of the Gamble Hall

community -- visit us in person and virtually, mentor students,

parking lots, and the construction of a new steam plant.

speak in classes, recruit our students for career opportunities, and

While this creates disruption, it is also transformational,

explore new ways to be engaged.

preparing the campus for the future.

If you have any questions about opportunities for engagement,

As educators, almost everything we do is an investment in

please contact me at katherine.campbell@UND.edu or

the future, and embracing change is part of this. Yet this

701.777.6309 and let me know how I may be of service.

remains a balancing act, as we also retain the elements of our culture that form the foundation of our commitment to excellence, community, and students. Throughout this edition of our magazine, you will find examples of the

I hope to see you at one of our upcoming events. Warm Regards,

investments we are making in students, faculty, programs, and community. These investments are meant to be longterm, but you will also see that some of our most recent investments are already generating returns. The cover article on the graduation of 14 students in the first year after re-launching our Master of Accountancy program is one example. Our 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, Linda Butts, Paul Korus, Kevin Moug, and Doug Sobolik, will join us this fall for a campus celebration of their accomplishments and contributions to society. Each of these individuals is an exemplar to our students of qualities that we hope generations of UND Accountancy students will emulate. We are excited to give our students the opportunity to interact with this distinguished group of alumni.

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Katherine Campbell, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Accountancy Kulas Koppenhaver Faculty Endowed Professor


CONTENTS 1 MESSAGE FROM THE CHA IR 3 HAL L OF FA ME 9 INVESTING IN SE RVICE LEA RNING 10 INVESTING IN GRADUATE EDUCATIO N 13 INVESTING IN RE SE ARCH 15 INVESTING IN COMMUNITY 16 INVESTING IN ME NTORING 17 INVESTING IN EX PE RIENTIAL LEA R N I N G 19 INVESTING IN RE CRUITMENT 20 INVESTING IN FACULTY 23 INVESTING IN SCHOLA RS HIPS 27 MESSAGE FROM THE DEA N YEAR IN REV IE W 28

NAT E CHA MBE RL A IN A ND K AY CE E F RY AT THE TEMPLETON BUS INE S S E T HICS CA S E COMPE T IT ION

ED I TO R IAL MANAGEME NT

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C O N T R I B U T I N G P H O T O G R AP H ER S

Laura Arneson

Kate Campbell

Eller Bonifacio

Izzy Waite

Kate Campbell Zsofia Barandi Shawna Schill Averi Haugesag Laura Arneson

CO V E R Sasilak Suriwong, Zsofia Barandi, Ben Dzieweczynski, Leann Mitzel, Michael Anderson, Melanie Hansen, Erika McDonald, Jace Dukart, and Japheth Nelson

QU E S TI ONS OR COMME NTS External Relations | College of Business & Public Administration 701.777.6937 or dean@business.UND.edu

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Recognizing individuals for outstanding career accomplishments and service contributions to the Department of Accountancy, the University of North Dakota, and society.

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LINDA BUTTS Linda Butts says the adversity created by the farm crisis of the ‘80s drove her to UND, and the UND experience as a nontraditional student changed the trajectory of her life. As a small business owner at the time, Linda was able to use her company as a laboratory to apply theories learned at UND. As a result the business was twice named the state’s Outstanding Woman Owned Business; she was asked to become a board member of the ND Chamber of Commerce, and co-chaired the state’s delegation to White House Conference on Small Business. Raised in a small town in the southwest corner of the state, Butts attended New England Public School. The small school provided her with a strong STEM background and numerous leadership development opportunities. She says the school also gave her the opportunity to learn from “failures” at a time when the cost was minimal, enhancing her decision making abilities. Butts attended NDSU, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and met her husband. Years later, when looking to update her professional skillset, Butts enrolled at UND to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. “My years at UND changed the trajectory of my career,” Butts said. After selling her business, Butts began working for John Hoeven during his 2000 bid for Governor. When Hoven won the race, she joined his administration, serving as the Director of Economic Development and Finance in the Department of Commerce. She later moved to the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT), where she headed the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as the Deputy Director for Driver and Vehicle Services. Butts was the first female to serve in both positions. While working in the Department of Commerce, Butts was instrumental in starting the North Dakota Trade Office, Innovate ND and the North Dakota Ambassadors program. She was appointed by President G.W. Bush to serve on the Strengthening America’s Communities Initiative (SACI), an economic development policy advisory group. Additionally, during her Commerce tenure, Butts was named Bismarck-Mandan Women in Business Advocate of the Year and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Women in Business Champion of the Year. Over the years Butts has served on many boards and commissions, including the Higher Education Roundtable, the N.D. Trade Office, N.D. Development Fund, and UND Center for Innovation. She is a current member of the Bismarck Rotary and the N.D. Department of Commerce Economic Development Foundation and enjoys mentoring young women. While reflecting on her professional journey, Butts stated this background gave her confidence; she possessed the skills to tackle new and varied jobs, even if there was a steep learning curve. Additionally, Butts praised the quality teaching staff and wonderful learning environment at UND. She always admired the dedication and accessibility of the faculty in the Department of Accountancy. Butts has been honored twice as a distinguished speaker at the UND College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA) Hultberg Lectureship Series, which focuses on women in business. She was named Chapter Honoree for the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society in 2015. Butts’ advice for students is to “work hard, stay humble and authentic, maintain your North Dakota ethics, and never underestimate how well UND prepares you to succeed in your chosen path.” Currently Butts and her husband, Alan, reside in Bismarck, N.D. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Excellence 2019 Edition

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PAUL KORUS Paul Korus is a native North Dakotan. He grew up on a small farm in Sheridan County near the former town of Denhoff. As Korus is from the geographical center of the state, his degrees from the University of North Dakota College of Business & Public Administration (UND CoBPA) later became the center of his professional career. Korus graduated from the UND CoBPA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1978. He earned his CPA in 1979 and his Master of Accountancy degree in 1980. With his master’s degree in hand, Korus was recruited by all big eight accounting firms and landed his first job at Arthur Andersen in Minneapolis. “I thought I wanted to be a banker or economist, but in 1978 we were in a recession, and there weren’t a lot of jobs,” said Korus, “and certainly the types of jobs that I wanted weren’t available in North Dakota. So, I went to graduate school, got my accounting degree and it opened doors for me in Minneapolis. However, Korus’ time working in the public accounting space was short-lived. “Along the way I decided I didn’t want to be an auditor, I wanted to be a finance person and everything I did after that was related to things in finance,” said Korus. It was then Korus’ career in the oil and gas industry was born. In September of 2015 Korus retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC), a position he had held since 1999. His responsibilities there included overseeing all financial areas, including corporate planning, corporate finance, accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, internal audit, and information technology. “It just kind of all came together for me to be the CFO of what started out as a small company, and ended up being a big company,” said Korus. Between 1995-1999 Korus served as a Senior Equity Research Analyst with an energy investment banking firm. From 1982-1995 Korus worked for Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) where he held positions of increasing responsibility in management information systems, corporate planning and investor relations. Though he’s now retired and resides in Colorado, Korus is still very active – even at the UND CoBPA. He is currently a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and serves as the Chairperson of the UND CoBPA Advisory Council. Korus also founded and sponsors the Excellence in Education Endowment for leading research faculty in the UND Department of Economics and Finance and the Korus Economics and Finance Research Seminar Series.

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KEVIN MOUG While reflecting on his time as a student in the UND Department of Accountancy, Kevin Moug shares a story of the impact his professors made on him and his career. Moug says the UND Department of Accountancy faculty not only gave him and his classmates guidance, they also served as coaches and mentors to help students launch their careers post-graduation. “The professors cared about their students,” Moug said, “and there were certain professors you gravitated to.” Moving to Grand Forks from Bismarck, N.D., he quickly realized the importance of establishing relationships with CoBPA faculty. “People cared and were there to help, whether it was a class issue or an outside organization. There was a lot of access to the faculty,” Moug said. Moug’s first job after graduation was in the audit function of Deloitte & Touche, specializing in business planning, SEC reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and equity financings. His audit clients included manufacturing, distribution, and software companies. “This was an awesome experience to learn about business while being exposed to numerous industries in audit,” Moug said. While working at Deloitte, Moug was given the opportunity to engage with UND Accountancy faculty once again, this time while recruiting for his firm as an alumnus of the University. While he was on campus, he would meet with faculty to discuss students and continued to see the same level of care and concern for current students as he had experienced while he was in school. Moug says it was clear the Accountancy faculty still prioritized helping students hone their skills and assisting them in finding jobs. Moug recalls a time he was meeting with faculty member Rod Medalen, who wanted to discuss a particular student looking for a job. “This story reflects the commitment professors have to the students. They were with you during your college years to help you with your upcoming career,” Moug said. “Rod knew the character and capabilities of this student that I maybe wouldn’t have seen in a 30-minute interview.” Following his time at Deloitte, Kevin served as the Chief Financial Officer with Advance Dental Management, where he managed the banking, treasury, purchasing, human resources, and corporate accounting functions of 22 dental offices, a dental laboratory, real estate properties and a dental insurance plan. When the business was sold in the late ‘90s, Moug assisted with the exit strategy and then joined Otter Tail Corporation, where he has remained for the past 23 years. As CFO at Otter Tail Corporation, Moug oversees the financial functions and performance of the corporation, as well as its operating companies. He also directs the corporate services for treasury, accounting, tax, external reporting, investor relations, financial planning, information technology, internal audit and business risk management, and acquisition evaluations. Moug has maintained his connections with UND by serving on both the CoBPA and Department of Accountancy Advisory Councils, hosting tours at Otter Tail Corporation for students, serving on college search committees, and, of course, attending UND hockey and football games. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Essentia Health Systems and chairs the Audit Committee. He also serves on the U.S. Bank Advisory Board in Fargo. If he could give students one piece of advice, he says it would be to “establish relationships with your professors, as they truly care. They have great experience and are willing to share it with the students. They are awesome coaches and mentors to college students.” Moug still values the relationships he made while attending UND and the path those relationships led him down. “UND was a great choice for me, and it is sure a great place to grow,” Moug said.

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DOUGLAS SOBOLIK Douglas Sobolik, retired Senior Partner at Deloitte and former owner of his own consulting business, is living out the next evolution of his vision. Doug, known for his skill in developing teams and individuals, is actively involved in his different communities by giving back to people and institutions that were instrumental in his growth, as well as assisting others in furthering their visions. Doug was born in Pisek, N.D., and grew up in Grand Forks. After high school he served four years in the United States Navy, stationed in San Francisco. He then returned to North Dakota in 1961 to attend the University of North Dakota (UND). He soon married his high school sweetheart, Judith (Judy) Graham, and they spent the next five years in married student housing, each earning their respective degrees. Doug graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Banking and Finance, and Judy earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics and was a Phi Beta Kappa recipient. Doug went on to earn his Master of Accountancy degree in the summer of 1967. Upon graduation the Soboliks knew they wanted to move to San Francisco, and Doug set up a series of interviews. At the second interview, he was introduced to Dale Schmid, Audit Manager and UND Alumnus, and they quickly discovered they had many friends and colleagues in common. The Personnel Manager for the firm had also worked with UND alumni in Saudi Arabia. At the conclusion of the interview, Doug knew this was the right place for him. Working with UND alumni creates a sense of trust, family, and dedicated work ethic. He called Judy and said, “I know where I am going to work.” That workplace was Haskins and Sells, now known as Deloitte. Doug worked his way up the ladder at Deloitte. He started off as a Junior Accountant in 1967 and acquired his CPA two years later. While helping out during the tax season in 1969, he realized he enjoyed working with and helping individuals and he chose to remain within the Tax Department of the organization. One year later, Doug was promoted to a Senior Accountant role. By 1974, Doug had become a Tax Manager, and he was presented with the unique opportunity to be part of a four-person team tasked with building and launching the firm’s National Tax Services in the Washington D.C. office. He networked and recruited key people from the Treasury Department and specific branches of the Internal Revenue Service to join this new endeavor. He was a regular visitor on Capitol Hill and wrote the Tax Column for the Week In Review, Deloitte’s in-house publication. Doug became a Partner while he was in D.C. and considered remaining there. He ultimately chose to return to the Bay Area and served as a Partner for 18 years. When Doug retired from Deloitte in 1995, he developed his own financial consulting practice in San Francisco, tailored to provide unique solutions for individuals with family-owned businesses and different generations of ownership to consider. He now is fully retired. Looking back on his years of success, Doug is extremely grateful for his UND education. There were key people who developed him and believed in him. The opportunities provided allowed him to explore different areas and identify and develop his expertise in serving clients in the best way possible. Finally, Doug is very appreciative of his continuing relationship with the UND Accountancy family, headed by Kate Campbell. He is proud to have been a mentor of and then ultimately a Deloitte Partner with two prior UND Accounting Hall of Fame honorees, Wayne Dewald and Al Royse.

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UND ACCOUNTANCY HALL OF FAME 2011

2015

Henry Herr, ’68, ’71 Retired founding investor of Healthways, Inc. and AmSurg Corp.

R.D. “Kope” Koppenhaver (Deceased), ’38 Professor of Accounting and Department Chair

John C. Berg (Deceased), ’75, ’77 Senior Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Richard J. Peters, ’69, ’76 Retired VP and Regional Controller for Latin America, Cargill

Wayne Dewald, ’73 Retired Partner, Deloitte

Ludwik Kulas (Deceased), ’43, ’51 Professor of Accounting and Department Chair Sara Lord, ’98 National Director of Assurance Services, RSM

Darold Rath (Deceased ), ’67 Retired CEO, Eide Bailly LLP

2012

Merlin Dewing (Deceased), ’56, ’58, ’88 Retired Chairman of KPMG Baymark, New York City

2016

Thomas Clifford (Deceased), ’42, ’48, ’57 UND President and Professor of Accounting

Gaylen Ghylin, ’69 Retired Executive Vice President, Tiller Corp.

Jeff Gendreau, ’90 Partner and Regional Attest Practice Leader, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Mike Hendrickson, ’65, ’67 Retired Assurance Partner, Price Waterhouse

Al Royse, ’72, ’73, ’76 Retired Senior Partner, Deloitte

Gerald VandeWalle, ’55, ’58 Chief Justice, North Dakota Supreme Court

Sally J. Smith, ’79 President and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.

2013

Shirley Martz (Deceased), ’45 Co-founder of Brady, Martz and Associates, P.C. Rodney Medalen, ’60, ’65, ’67 UND Associate Professor Emeritus of Accountancy Robert Watson, ’69, ’72 Retired PricewaterhouseCoopers; CBIZ MHM

2014

Stanley Hoistad, ’50 Retired Partner and Shareholder, Brady Martz & Associates Wesley Johnson, ’63 Retired Partner, KPMG R.K. Mautz (Deceased), ’37 Former partner with Ernst & Whinney (now Ernst & Young) Carleen Shilling, ’73 Retired Partner, Eide Bailly Mike Vinyon, ’59 Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche, LLP

2017

Brent Kukla, ’96 Senior Partner, Ernst & Young LLP Werner G. Nistler, Jr., ’68 Founder, Chairman, Shareholder of Touchmark C.J. Whalen (Deceased), ’51, ’57 Emeritus Professor of Accounting, University of North Dakota Nancy Zmyslinski, ’80 Retired Management Advisor, U.S. NATO

2018

Dennis E. Dahlen, ’82 Chief Financial Officer, Mayo Clinic Randy Hatzenbuhler, ’85 President and CEO, Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation Karen Thingelstad ‘89 Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Minnkota Power Cooperative Jerry Topp ’78 Retired Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Eide Bailly Excellence 2019 Edition

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PASSION FOR ETHICS Investing in Service Learning

MIK E HE NDRICK S ON, K ATE CAMPBELL AND S T UDE NT S DE L IV E R COATS FROM 2018 DRI VE

Beginning in 2012, Mike Hendrickson, UND Accountancy

“When Mike taught ethics, it was more than case studies. He

alumnus and Hall of Fame Inductee, and his wife Lori made

gave us the confidence to do the right thing, even when it’s

an annual autumn pilgrimage to Grand Forks so Mike could

not easy,” Birklid said. “Part of that is knowing yourself as a

teach an accounting ethics course. After seven years,

person and having a certain level of introspection. Mike and

Hendrickson decided to retire from classroom teaching,

Lori encouraged all of the students to find this by listening

adding a bittersweet element to his 2018 class. The impact

with compassion, grace, and a little humor.”

of the Hendricksons’ campus engagement, however, has an expansive reach that will endure and extend to future generations. Mike and Lori Hendrickson have built lifelong relationships with the students and faculty they have gotten to know on campus. “I am very close friends with Mike and Lori, and Mike has been a crucial mentor to me in my career as a CPA,” former student Katelyn Birklid said. “When I talk with friends and classmates who took ethics, it’s evident that Mike and Lori not only had an impact on their professional lives, but their personal lives as well. Their love and passion has had a lasting impact on the students and their communities.” For students like Birklid, Henrickson’s approach to ethics was transformational. Rather than focusing narrowly, he took an expansive view of the topic to create a course that spanned ethics, social responsibility, professionalism, personal growth, and accountability. He brought the course to life.

One of the centerpieces of the ethics course was a service learning project. The coat drive that began with the course has grown to collect more than 3,000 items each year for the Spirit Lake reservation near Devils Lake, N.D. The coat drive project is just one way that Hendrickson challenged students to become change agents. “The ethics class also taught us to think outside the box, to bring new ideas to the world and challenge the status quo,” Birklid said. “What has been done in the past may not be the best way to do things now, and Mike gave us the confidence to question that.” While Mike Hendrickson has retired from teaching, the couple’s relationships with students, faculty, and alumni will endure. Their engagement with the department will continue, in many forms, including ongoing mentoring relationships, campus visits, and their named scholarship endowments. The coat drive, too, will continue as part of their legacy, and Mike promises to stay involved. Please keep an eye out for collection boxes this fall and contribute to the department’s 8th Annual Coat Drive.

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New MAcc graduates:

A FIRST-CLASS INVESTMENT The newly-reactivated Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree

The majority of the first graduating MAcc class made a move

program has graduated its first students, marking a milestone

to the Twin Cities, with three staying in North Dakota and one

for UND and pointing toward a bright future for both the new

venturing to Chicago. Most of this year’s MAcc grads are starting

alumni and those who will follow them.

their careers in tax or audit at public accounting firms (see

The campus-based Professional Accountancy track enrolled

infographic page 12).

its first 15 students in the spring of 2018. As of May 2019,

“The MAcc program has helped prepare me with the necessary

14 have graduated with the MAcc, and all of the graduates

technical and personal skills to be successful in my future

secured an outstanding job offer before crossing the stage to

career,” graduate Sasilak Suriwong said.

receive their diploma.

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Each of the graduates plans to become a CPA, and one of the primary reasons they cited for enrolling in the MAcc program was to meet the 150 credit requirement for becoming licensed as a CPA. This year’s MAcc graduates viewed the program’s flexibility as another positive aspect. Melanie Hansen needed to balance her classes with her position as Associate Director of Finance at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. “I liked the ability to attend in the evenings and the option to be on campus or attend online,” she said. In addition to the core curriculum of advanced accounting courses, the MAcc campus program offers concentrations in data analytics, organizations and leadership, and public administration. Through her Organizations and Leadership

“If you are on the fence about whether or not to pursue a MAcc degree, I would recommend taking the jump early.” CHRISTIAN SLICK

concentration, McCayla Jordan had the opportunity to take a class that explored the interrelationship of business and government in our society. “I got to travel to Washington D.C. and meet some extraordinary people,” Jordan said, which challenged her to “think differently and sparked an interest in politics I did not know I had. It was one of the most memorable moments from the MAcc program.” Many of the new MAcc graduates chose the data analytics concentration, recognizing the opportunities it provides to develop skills that are highly sought-after in today’s job market. “The data analytics concentration was the best choice I made, as technology is constantly changing the business world,” MaKayla Kohler said. She credits her work in the concentration with landing her a job at one of the Big Four firms. Beyond the technical knowledge and marketable skills developed through the program, UND MAcc graduates are grateful for the connections made and support received from the department. “By your senior level classes, you know everyone in your classes and develop friendships with them,” Leann Mitzel said. “The accounting department staff is also very easy to build relationships with, and I feel like they all try hard to establish a good rapport with the students and are understanding of everyone’s busy schedules.” The new MAcc grads are quick to recommend the program. “If you are on the fence about whether or not to pursue a MAcc degree, I would recommend taking the jump early,” Christian Slick said. “You can still graduate in the same time frame as everybody else looking for an accounting degree [CPA track] and the master’s will be with you for life.”

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SP R I N G 2019 M Acc G R AD U AT ES


2018/2019

MAcc GRADUATE PLACEMENT EY PwC BR A D Y MART Z & ASSO CIATE S DE LO I TT E UN D S C HOOL OF MEDICINE & H E A LT H SCIENCES

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THE MAcc: YESTERDAY AND TODAY UND Accountancy has a proud history of graduate education. For decades, the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program prepared graduates for successful careers in accounting and business. Graduates of the program have achieved success as public accountants, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Many UND Accountancy Hall of Fame and Sioux Award recipients are alumni of the program. Over the years, the curriculum—and even the specific degree title—changed from time to time. After a period of years during which enrollment in the program was suspended, the spring 2018 reactivation of the program was a proud milestone for the department. A revised curriculum and new accelerated bachelor-to-master’s option took a step into the future, while building on the strong foundation and traditions built over the decades. Only a year after the reactivation of the campusbased MAcc, the program launched two new online tracks, Practitioner and Fundamentals, in the spring 2019 semester. The investment in relaunching the campus MAcc program and delivering two additional tracks online already is generating returns. As the 2019 summer session began, 11 students were enrolled in the online MAcc program. The accelerated combined program will help UND to compete with leading accounting programs for outstanding incoming undergraduate students, and the campus-based MAcc is already attracting students with undergraduate degrees from other universities. By the fall of 2019, the online MAcc enrollment is expected to more than double, further expanding the reach of UND Accountancy. For more information on the MAcc program and admissions visit https://und. edu/programs/accountancy-macc/index.html or contact the college’s graduate programs office at 701.777.5892.

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MAcc STUDENTS

INVEST IN RESEARCH Academic accounting research is not typically a component of professionallyoriented Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degrees. However, two MAcc students recently pursued this path. Zsofia Barandi and Melanie Hansen took on the challenge with an elective course on graduate research. Working under the guidance of senior Accountancy faculty, each conducted research and produced an accounting research paper. For Barandi, a data-gathering assignment for her work as a graduate assistant provided the foundation for a research project and course in her MAcc program. In her first year as a graduate assistant, Barandi was tasked with gathering information from LinkedIn, a professional networking website, on the education level of over 2,000 audit partners. As she approached the end of data collection, she was asked if she would be interested in analyzing the data. “It was perfect timing. As I was finishing up gathering the data, I was also looking for an accounting elective to fulfill my degree requirements,” Barandi said. “That’s when Dr. [Kate] Campbell and Dr. [Matt] Notbohm offered to teach an accounting research class for me, where I could further work with the data that I’d been collecting for months. I was excited to be able to look at it all and see if we could find any patterns or trends in it.”

The study hypothesized that audit partners with graduate degrees, and especially those with a Master of Accountancy degree, will provide higher audit quality on engagements than those with only a bachelor’s degree. The results supported the hypothesis. Barandi’s work culminated in research that she presented at UND’s Graduate Research Achievement Day poster session and the UND Three Minute Thesis competition. Barandi was the only student to represent the College of Business & Public Administration at these events in 2019. By presenting her work at campus research events, Barandi was able to hone additional professional skills. In the graduate poster session, she needed to speak about her scholarly work to faculty and other academics. But just as challenging were the

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“I’m very fortunate that I got the chance to work with two of my favorite professors on research that has the potential to get published.” ZSOFIA BARANDI

instructions for the Three-Minute Thesis, which – besides the

She asked Professor Dee Ann Ellingson to guide her research on

challenges of the time limit – demand that the students’ research

responsibility centered budgeting. Hansen had become familiar

must be summarized in language that can be understood by a

with the subject through her professional experience at UND.

non-specialist audience.

Hansen shared the idea and prior research with Dr. Ellingson,

“This has been an amazing opportunity. I’m very fortunate that

who “guided me towards a thesis and direction for the research.”

I got the chance to work with two of my favorite professors on

Hansen’s paper summarizes responsibility centered budgeting,

research that has the potential to get published,” Barandi said.

including prior research, strengths, and weaknesses. “The biggest

“I enjoyed being able to apply the skills I gained through my

thing I learned was how to organize the research to make it into

concentration in Data Analytics to real-life data, as well as improve

something that presented my idea and what I learned.”

my research and communication skills. It’s also been a great experience in terms of getting an idea of what I would be doing if I were to pursue a Ph.D. one day.” Hansen, the Associate Director of Finance for UND’s School of

For both MAcc students, conducting research with individual guidance from faculty provided opportunities to develop critical thinking, analytical abilities, and communication skills that are critical to success in the accounting profession.

Medicine & Health Sciences, began with a research topic in mind.

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INVESTING IN COMMUNITY UND VITA PROGRAM

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at

especially the non-technical aspects of it, comes from practice.

UND has been steadily growing, under the guidance of

“You really learn important soft skills because you are directly

Kenneth Bulie, Visiting Assistant Professor. This program

interacting with clients,” Libby said. Students also benefit from

allows people who make $55,000 or less, persons with

participating in VITA in other ways. “Many employers look for

disabilities, and limited-English speaking taxpayers to receive

volunteer experience, and this is a great way to give back to

free assistance in preparing their tax returns.

your community.”

Bulie’s support has been crucial in reestablishing and

Gaining experience for future employment and helping

expanding the program at UND. During the first year, six

the community were also among the reasons why Sasilak

participants prepared 60 tax returns, while in the second

Suriwong, a UND Master of Accountancy student, decided

year, nine students completed 92 returns. In 2019, 21

to get involved with VITA. Like Libby, she is also in her third

students participated, and 254 returns were prepared.

year of volunteering as a tax preparer. Her experience with

Bulie explains that the increase in the number of returns prepared was not only because of more students participating in the program, but because the UND VITA program operated two Grand Forks locations. The campus site was

the program has even made an impact on her plans after graduation. “VITA has influenced me to reconsider my career path,” Suriwong said. “I decided to begin my career in tax.” She has accepted a tax position at EY in Minneapolis.

located at the Center for Innovation. VITA students and their

As for the future, Bulie hopes to make UND a leader in the

clients were well-supported by Center for Innovation staff,

region for helping qualifying taxpayers and would eventually

with access to conference rooms and a variety of support

like to set up additional sites around Grand Forks, surrounding

services.

towns, and the Air Force base. Further, he is working to get

The second VITA site resulted from partnering with Red River Valley Community Action to prepare returns for their clients. The not-for-profit organization provided office space for client meetings, as well as computers and printers for tax preparation.

IRS approval for UND to open a tax clinic, which would help low income taxpayers resolve disputes with the tax collection agency and research taxation questions throughout the school year. North Dakota is one of only four states without such a clinic, Bulie says. With the help of motivated students like Libby and Suriwong, this statistic could soon change.

Much of the day-to-day operations of VITA were managed by the Student Director, a position held by senior UND Accountancy student Tyson Libby, for the second year in a row. Libby has been instrumental in bringing the program to a higher level. He worked closely with Bulie to recruit students for the program and ensure all participants were trained and certified by the IRS. Libby worked tirelessly and dedicated himself to the success of the program. In order to become certified to prepare returns, VITA participants must pass several online tests. While the IRS provides a structured training and resource guide about tax laws and standards of conduct, much of the learning,

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so important to students’ success and understanding of the career paths they choose,” she said. “Libby has told me about all of the amazing opportunities she gets to have in her career, and it makes me excited for the possibility of what is to come. Through this program I have received invaluable, unique experiences and insight into the world of public accounting.” While students benefit from participating in the program, so do

Enduring relationships among students, faculty, and alumni are a

mentors. Rabon has been a mentor for two consecutive years

hallmark of UND Accountancy, and the Pancratz Mentor Program

(so far), and recognizes the value of her investment. “The

contributes to this tradition with careful matching of mentors and

mentor program sets up students for success by pairing them

mentees. This year, we offer a look into the mentoring relationship

with someone who has knowledge and experience in their

of a current student and recent alumna in her first five years in the

field of study and also by giving them the opportunity to build

profession.

a lifelong relationship,” she said. “As a mentor, I take pride in

UND Accountancy student Allison Mulroy was matched with her professional mentor, Libby Rabon (’15), based on several factors, including shared personal and professional goals. As the two invested time to interact with each other over the 201819 academic year, it became clear to Mulroy that she had found “the perfect mentor.” She was able to meet Rabon, a Senior Tax Associate at PwC in Minneapolis, at the fall Accounting Career Fair. The two went on to establish a bond that allowed them to discuss a variety of topics through the year, as the program included both

giving back to the university and its students with my time and expertise in my field. It provides me a way to be connected to campus even though I no longer live in the area.” Because of the experience with their mentors and the pay-itforward values fostered by the Department of Accountancy and the Pancratz Center, many mentees look forward to the opportunity to become mentors when they graduate. In a few short years, Mulroy herself likely will be mentoring UND Accountancy students and helping them to achieve their goals.

structured elements and opportunities to develop an authentic

The impact of alumni engagement is profound, and it becomes

relationship organically.

the foundation for the next generation of engaged alumni. “It is

As a student preparing to enter the profession, Mulroy could take advantage of Rabon’s relatively recent experiences to explore questions about a wide range of subjects, including coursework, networking, preparing for the CPA exam, interviewing, choosing a firm, and dos and don’ts while interning. Mulroy spoke about her experience at the Pancratz Center’s end-of-year celebration for the mentoring cohort. “This program is

relationships like these that truly define the special connection and commitment to UND that alumni have,” Mulroy said. “This does not go unnoticed by current students. In fact, it inspires me to give back to UND once I graduate.” To learn more about the Pancratz Mentor Program, please contact Pancratz Career Development Center Director Kathy Lund at kathy.lund@UND.edu. Excellence 2019 Edition

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EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

New competitions, winning tradition UND Accountancy students added two national competitions to their portfolio of experiential learning opportunities during the 2018-19 academic year--and excelled at both their first time out. For years, Accountancy students have been encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for experiential learning, professional development, and networking by participating in a variety of national competitions, including the Eller Ethics Case

was an outstanding opportunity to learn and apply concepts about this emerging technology. The competition scenario, “Broken Bots ‘N’ Blocks,” challenged students to complete tasks based on blockchain technology and transaction flow. The online competition brought together 183 students from more than 30 universities with mentors from leading professional firms.

Competition, the Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition,

UND student Blake Torbeck was paired with Michael

and competitions associated with student organizations,

Chernyshov, a student at California State University,

including Alpha Kappa Psi, Beta Alpha Psi, DECA, and Phi Beta

Northridge, and their team was one of two first-place winners.

Lambda.

One of their prizes was access to a webcast program and the

Now, count in that group the TrueUp Blockchain Challenge and the Business Valuation Challenge sponsored by the American

opportunity to earn the AICPA’s Blockchain Fundamentals for Accounting and Finance Professionals Certificate.

Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Forensic and

Torbeck was very grateful for his experience in the competition

Valuation Services Section.

and the opportunity to learn and apply the new technology. He

TrueUp Blockchain Challenge Approximately 20 UND Accountancy students participated in TrueUp’s 2018 Blockchain Challenge. Most were taking one of the two UND auditing courses and were supported by their 17

professors, Giuseppe Fonte and Andrew Li. This competition

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was also excited to win the opportunity to learn more about blockchain and earn a blockchain certificate. “To the have that certification from the AICPA is huge,” Torbeck said.


Business Valuation Challenge A UND team recruited by Accountancy student Rachel Funkhouser participated in the Business Valuation Challenge competition sponsored by the AICPA’s Forensic and Valuation Services section. The team included Funkhouser, a student

Funkhouser, Foster, and Allen were colleagues in UND’s Dakota Venture Group (DVG) prior to this competition. The DVG experience provided a strong foundation and reinforced an appreciation for experiential learning opportunities that motivated the team to participate.

in the combined BAcc and MAcc program; Danielle Foster, a

Business valuation is a complex task, and the diverse

UND School of Law student with an undergraduate degree in

academic backgrounds of UND’s team likely was an

accounting from Minot State University, and Kasey Allen, a

advantage. It was a remarkable accomplishment for the team,

UND marketing major.

the first from UND to participate in the competition, to be

The UND team was advised by Fonte, and after competing in a national preliminary online competition, they were selected

selected as a finalist in a field that included teams from elite universities and MBA programs.

as one of eight finalists invited to participate in the final round

The Department of Accountancy is proud of all of our students

of competition hosted by Georgia State University’s J. Mack

who take advantage of opportunities, step outside their

Robinson College of Business.

comfort zones, and participate in local, regional, and national

The Business Valuation Challenge requires teams to value a privately held entity, make a presentation, and defend the valuation as judges pose questions about their methodology, assumptions, and conclusions. The AICPA Forensic and Valuation Services section provides judges and speakers for the competition, as well as a professional industry mentor for each team.

competitions. UND students consistently place well, but the real benefit is the opportunity to apply knowledge to business settings, work in teams, create lasting relationships, and build confidence to carry over into the professional world. Congratulations to all student participants and thanks to both faculty advisors and alumni whose generosity supports student participation.

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ACCOUNTING CAREER FAIR The marquee event for UND Accountancy students, the annual

In the meantime, the 2018 Accounting Career Fair saw record

Accounting Career Fair, is marking two significant transitions:

participation, with 32 employers. The 2018 event also was the

a change in administrative responsibility, and a move to an

last in the UND Memorial Union, as the building is being razed

off-campus venue.

and a new facility built.

The event soon will be coming fully under the domain of

The 2019 Accounting Career Fair has found a home at the

the College of Business & Public Administration (CoBPA).

Alerus Center, Grand Forks’ events center. The location has

The Department of Accountancy and the Pancratz Career

ample parking, an on-site hotel with restaurant options, and

Development Center will take responsibility for planning and

service for organizations that wish to ship materials directly

running the Accounting Career Fair in 2020. UND Career

to the venue. A shuttle is provided for students to access the

Services is sharing its wealth of experience to assist with the

off-campus site.

transition.

Firms interested in participating in future Accounting Career

By bringing the Accounting Career Fair completely under the

Fairs should contact Pancratz Career Development Center

CoBPA umbrella, UND Accountancy will be able to leverage its

Director Kathy Lund at kathy.lund@UND.edu.

strong relationships with both recruiters and students, simplify communication, and enhance the experience for all. And, with CoBPA looking toward a potential new home, as fundraising culminates for construction of a new building, the department envisions eventually bringing the event under its “own roof,” as well.

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FACULTY INVESTING IN

DATA ANALYTICS

Florida offers a welcome respite from North Dakota winters, but to entice visitors in June, the lure has to be something other than the weather. This June, four UND Accountancy faculty traveled to Orlando to participate in the American Accounting Association’s 2019 Intensive Data Analytics Summer Workshop. Kate Campbell, Xiaoli Guo, Bob Mocadlo, and Matt Notbohm spent four days learning skills and preparing to integrate data analytics into UND Accountancy courses and program curricula. Hands-on sessions explored cases and applications of software skills and technology, including robotic process automation; blockchain; Python; R; Mindbridge; AI; data manipulation using Alteryx, Power BI and Tableau Prep; and data visualization using Tableau and Power BI. With scheduled sessions running from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., “intensive” proved to be an apt adjective for the workshop. In recognition of the rigor of the schedule, conference organizers even awarded medals to participants who completed all sessions. The UND faculty learned a lot at the workshop and came back with skills, ideas and plans for how to increase the data analytics content in our Accountancy programs. The department’s advanced Excel course provides an outstanding foundation for students, with additional exposure to data analytics skills and content in a variety of undergraduate accounting courses and the Master of Accountancy program’s data analytics concentration. However, the landscape is changing quickly, and UND faculty prioritize preparing students to recognize and respond to the opportunities technological advances will continue to offer. “Intensive summer workshops for faculty are just the start,” Campbell said. “As a department, we plan to continually invest in faculty development. This commitment is essential to our ability to prepare the next generation of UND graduates to be leaders in accountancy, business, and society.” Campbell is Department of Accountancy Professor and Kulas Koppenhaver Faculty Endowed Professor.

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XIAOLI GUO JOINS UND ACCOUNTANCY FACULTY

Assistant Professor Xiaoli Guo joined the UND Department of Accountancy faculty in August 2019. Guo graduated with her Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota in May 2019, after earning a Master of Economics degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Guo brings experience in teaching data analytics, and in June she joined three other Accountancy faculty to participate in the American Accounting Association Intensive Data and Analytics program (see story, page 20). Guo’s skills will make important contributions in increasing data analytics content in our accountancy curriculum. Guo says her interest in business and numbers drew her to accounting initially, where she soon found the discipline was a fascinating “language with its own logic.” She worked as an audit assistant at an accounting firm in her home country of China.

Guo’s primary research interests include empirical research in financial disclosure, specifically in the areas of reporting quality, earnings management, asset valuation, and corporate governance. Her dissertation is about voluntary disclosure of the audit committee’s effort and credibility of financial reporting. Currently, she is working on projects related to financial reporting under European standard setting and the

Guo says she chose UND as the place to start her professional

effect of divergence in investor opinions on market returns

academic career because of its high-quality education,

after short-selling bans.

excellent resources, and safe campus. As a new professor, she is most excited about “working in a department that has a friendly and supportive culture, and an academicallyintensive atmosphere.” Her teaching philosophy is based on engaging course design, a learner-centered classroom, open communication, and innovative teaching techniques.

In her spare time, Guo enjoys jogging with her family. She also loves reading, yoga, gardening, and fishing. Her husband, Xue Yu, is a Reservoir Analytics Scientist at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at UND. Her son will be a third grader at a Grand Forks elementary school this fall.

“UND Accountancy is a department that has a friendly and supportive culture, and an academically-intensive atmosphere.” XIAOLI GUO

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ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIPS MAKE ENDURING CONTRIBUTIONS The 2018-19 academic year began with the announcement of a $1 million pledge to the Department of Accountancy from an anonymous donor. The majority of this gift elevated the Kulas Koppenhaver Endowed Professorship to the stature of an Endowed Chair, with much of the $2.5 million total endowment provided by the same donors who originally established the endowment. This is one of a very limited number of endowed chairs at the University of North Dakota. In addition to the endowed chair, the department is also privileged to have an endowed professorship, the UND Accountancy Legacy Professorship. The combination of two endowed faculty positions is a distinction for the department. Notably, both of the endowed positions in the Department of Accountancy are named to honor the legacy of outstanding faculty who established the department’s reputation for excellence and made lasting contributions to the education of legions of UND students. Donors to both endowments remain anonymous. While honoring the legacies of emeritus faculty, the endowments will create their own legacies. The UND Student Senate formally thanked the anonymous donors for the most recent gift to the endowed chair. Both faculty endowments were recognized at a dinner in May, and the faculty currently holding the positions, Kate Campbell and Matt Notbohm, were each awarded a medal. The oldest endowed professorships in the United States, established more than three hundred years ago, continue to support faculty excellence today. In perpetuity, the UND Accountancy endowments will help to attract and retain outstanding faculty who are committed to fulfilling the department’s teaching, research, and service missions.

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ABI NADEAU WINSOR SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUNDED Department of Accountancy students are the beneficiaries of department scholarships fund by alumni, faculty, recruiters, and friends of the department. The impact of scholarships is, however, more than financial. Each scholarship that the department awards has a story, and every year the recognition of scholarship awards offers an opportunity to share these stories, build connections across generations, and extend our community to students – our future alumni. The 2018-19 academic year saw the creation of a new scholarship that is bittersweet, an inspirational response to loss. Abi Nadeau Winsor, a 2014 graduate of the UND Accountancy program, lost a 10-month battle with brain cancer and died in 2018 at the age of 26. Throughout the progression of her illness, she remained Abi: resilient, bright, loving, and joyful. Before her death, classmates and close friends took it upon themselves to establish a scholarship in her name. Over the months, many contributed to the scholarship fund, including Abi’s UND classmates, friends, co-workers, family, and faculty. As the summer arrived, a generous alumnus and his wife reached out to complete funding of the initial $25,000 endowment and provide funds for the first two years of scholarship awards. As the department prepares to make the first Abi Nadeau Winsor scholarship award, Abi’s friend and classmate, Anne Holland, is designing a scholarship certificate. Holland wants the most inspiring person she’s met to be remembered for her go-getter attitude, generosity and positivity. “That doesn’t even do justice in describing the amazing person she was,” Holland said. “I hope people receiving this scholarship will be inspired to work hard, get involved and be positive.”

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AB I N A D EAU WINSOR

The Abi Nadeau Winsor Scholarship will pass her love of education and UND to accounting students for years to come. However, the scholarship award likely will inspire more than the scholarship recipients. The story of the creation of the scholarship is itself testimony to the impact Abi had on those who knew her, the bonds that are created at UND Accountancy, and the selflessness of those who helped to

“I hope people receiving this scholarship will be inspired to work hard, get involved and be positive.�

fund the scholarship.

ANNE HOLLAND

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ALUMNI EXCELLENCE IN ACCOUNTING

Zsofia Barandi ACCOUNTING EXCELLENCE EMERGING LEADERS

Japheth Nelson AI P. SWANSON

Tyrel Mollerud AUDREY E. STOLTZ

Amber Gillespie AUGUST AND MARY RUDOLPH

Rex Riley BAKER TILLY

Kaycee Fry Lauren Anderson BERNT ANDERSON

Lingzhi Nelson BOB & JOAN BENDER

Lingzhi Nelson BRADY MARTZ

Allison Mulroy Kyle Kaufman Joseph Pastir

INVESTING IN OUR STUDENTS 2018 - 2019 ACCOUNTANCY

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS Total Awarded $160,100

CHRIST & HILDEGARD HATZENBUHLER FAMILY

Maria Sears CJ & KATHLEEN WHALEN

Allison Mulroy CLIFFORD ANDERSON

Michael Anderson Zachary Plante DIANA & HAROLD RANDALL FAMILY

Sasilak Suriwong DELOITTE

Sydney Sagehorn Payton Lund Mckayla Cruse Sidney Mattson DONALD BERTHEUSON MEMORIAL

Randi Julson DUWAYNE WACKER MEMORIAL

Tanner Palmborg ELDON H. REINKE MEMORIAL

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MARY AND ART LOYLAND

Luke Amsbaugh

Kaycee Fry

Blake Torbeck Farruzah Hutchison ERNEST LINDSTROM

Mary Martin

MEINHARDT “MIKE” BADER MEMORIAL

Rachel Funkhouser MIKE AND LORI HENDRICKSON

FLOYD B. CASE MEMORIAL

Morgan Dahlke

Seth Adkins

NEIL J. WELLS MEMORIAL

HERR FAMILY

Keenen Berning

Zsofia Barandi

NILES FAMILY

Grace Bettenga Benjamin Dzieweczynski Rachel Funkhouser Payton Lund Madison Markovic Erika McDonald Hunter Praska Maria Sears Olivia Swenson INCOMING FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIP

Hannah Feil IVER T. & MARGARET E. STRANDE FAMILY

Matthew Knutson JAMES B. AND PHYLLIS CARLSON MEMORIAL

Farruzah Hutchison JERRY & MARIE TOPP FAMILY

Hannah Hasbargen Blake Torbeck JOHN C. BERG MEMORIAL

Michael Anderson Maria Sears

Jace Dukart Gabriel Sandy OCHOCO LUMBER/BRUCE DAUCSAVAGE

Jessica Risch PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS

Jacob Loing Sasilak Suriwong Sofian Tegazi Abby Wilfert REMINGTON ZACHER

Reid Taubenheim RICHARD J. PETERS

MaKayla Kohler RICK & LORI LEE

Olivia Geiwitz ROBERT AND CASSIE BROSTROM

Kass Longie RODNEY MEDALEN

Kallisha Keller RSM ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

KPMG

Aaron Weiler Rex Riley Mary Martin Matthew Mills LEONARD & CARMEL CHERLET

Japeth Nelson LORI & MIKE HENDRICKSON

Enrique Balderas Jayda Flesche LOUIE KULAS MEMORIAL

Ethan Horner Sydney Sagehorn

Peter Simon STAN AND DOROTHY HOISTAD

Cole Hiltner Dayna Rothenbacher STUART LUNDBERG MEMORIAL

Jake Vitters TERRI & TODD ZIMMERMAN FAMILY

Eric Gefroh JAKE WAMBSGANSS MEMORIAL

Zsofia Barandi Olivia Swenson WERNER NISTLER FAMILY & TOUCHMARK

Michael Anderson

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MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN It is my pleasure to send you greetings as you read this

In a new home for our college, we are planning to create

impactful issue of the Department of Accountancy’s Alumni

interactive and collaborative spaces, an innovation hub to inspire

Magazine. As I enter my second academic year as Dean

new ideas for future businesses, and spaces where students can

of the UND College of Business & Public Administration, I

come together outside the classroom for conversations with their

continue to be grateful for the opportunity to represent such

classmates, faculty, and inspirational leaders.

an engaged and energetic group of accounting alumni and friends.

Together, we drive the future. I appreciate all you do for the department, our college, and the University. Please join us as we

Over the past year, I have had the privilege of meeting

embark on this incredible journey and consider a gift to support

so many of you and hearing your impactful stories. Your

faculty excellence, student scholarships, experiential learning, and

stories are not only inspirational but a true testament to the

our new state-of-the-art building. This is where, together, we can

dedication and commitment that our students and graduates

empower the leaders of tomorrow.

embody here at the University of North Dakota.

Warm Regards,

The college is embarking on a monumental time as we are fully engaged in a capital building campaign for a new home for our College of Business & Public Administration. Through the commitment of a lead donor, we are poised to successfully execute this campaign and construct a new home for our college that will guide us into the future of higher education.

Amy B. Henley, Ph.D. Dean and Professor of Management UND College of Business & Public Administration

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E A. UND Mascot visits Accountancy Office B. Trenton Egan (EY) with UND Students Zsofia Barandi and Kaycee Fry C. Bowling with Recruiters D. Ready to Graduate E. Alumni Lee Rensch and Remington Zacher at UND/UW game in Seattle

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A F U T UR E

WORTH INVESTING

As we celebrate 100 years of business education the UND College of Business and Public Administration is embracing the opportunity to educate future generations of business leaders. Today we compete with peer institutions nationwide for the best students. A new CoBPA building would allow us to remain competitive and advance student engagement while continuing our tradition of excellence. Join us in establishing a state-of-the-art business and public administration building, located at the heart of campus, placed prominently on the quad along University Avenue.


Amy B. Henley, Ph.D. Dean UND College of Business & Public Administration 701.777.2135 | amy.henley@und.edu DeAnna Carlson Zink, ’86 Chief Executive Officer UND Alumni Association & Foundation 701.777.2538 | deannac@UNDfoundation.org Kim Woods, ’82 Associate VP, Senior Director of Development UND Alumni Association & Foundation 701.777.4106 | kimw@UNDfoundation.org Jay Erickson, ’01 Director of Development UND Alumni Association & Foundation 701.777.3693 | jaye@UNDfoundation.org


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Accounting Career Fair

September 18

October

Beta Alpha Psi Banquet

October 25

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October 25

Sioux Awards Banquet

October 3

November

Accounting Hall of Fame

October 4

Olafson Ethics Symposium

CoBPA Celebration Event

October 4

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