The Western Maryland Chapter of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) recently held a continuing professional education seminar on ”Creating High Performance Organizations” at Frostburg State as part of the University’s annual Student Night program. The event was hosted by local chapter members for FSU accounting majors and provided the students with an opportunity to interact and network in a professional environment.
Don Simmons, MACPA chapter past president and professor of accounting at FSU, coordinated the event and introduced Jerry Frantz, MACPA chapter past president, who discussed the establishment of an annual accounting scholarship to be awarded to an FSU student that is committed to the 150-hour accounting CPA education requirement and is preparing for a career as a certified public accountant. The $1,000 scholarship was presented to Wes McCutcheon, an FSU senior accounting major from Barton.
Dr. Danny Arnold, new dean of FSU College of Business, spoke on the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditation process and the positive impact for the university. Graylin Smith, MACPA state president, addressed talked about the future of the accounting profession. The evening concluded with a social hour and a dinner buffet.
For more information, call the FSU Department of Accounting at 301-687-4297.