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LSU Accounting Grad Receives Impressive Industry Award
Erin Kilpatrick and Dean Richard White
Erin Kilpatrick, who earned both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accountancy from the E. J. Ourso College of Business, was recently announced as one of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) 2017 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners.

Kilpatrick is the first woman from Louisiana to earn the award since the exam changed to a computerized format in 2004. She is employed by EY LLP in New Orleans.

A total of 95,858 individuals sat for the exam in 2017, with just 58 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award.

Kilpatrick is the second LSU accounting graduate to win the award in as many years. Kevin Branley won the 2016 award.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge Comes to LSU
Young Entrepreneurs Academy student gives presentation
Do you know a young, aspiring entrepreneur? Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Baton Rouge (YEA BR) is an after-school program that transforms high school students into confident entrepreneurs. Beginning this fall, this hands-on program includes guest speakers, field trips, and mentors from area businesses.

Taught by E. J. Ourso College of Business faculty, this national program helps students:
  • Create business plans
  • Pitch to an investor panel
  • Launch companies
  • Graduate with a certificate in entrepreneurship

Information sheets are available for both prospective students and business leaders .

High school students who mean business should apply today. Visit for an application and additional information .
Professors Deliver Keynotes at International Workshops
The Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture selected Naci Mocan, a professor in the Department of Economics, as a keynote speaker for its European graduate student workshop held at the University of Luxembourg.

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Thomas Greckhamer, a professor in the Rucks Department of Management, was the keynote speaker at the International QCA Summer Workshop 2018 held May 28-30 at the University of Wuppertal in Germany.

Business Faculty Hit it Out of the Park
Monica Santaella at baseball game
Monica Santaella, an instructor in the Department of Marketing, served as guest coach for LSU baseball during the team’s April 10 matchup against Louisiana Tech. Santaella's students nominated her for this honor.

Carlos Slawson honored at baseball game.
Carlos Slawson, a professor in the Department of Finance, was named a recipient of the 2018 Jacobs Professor of Excellence Award, which is presented by LSU’s Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.

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2018 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference
Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference attendees in session
There is still time to register for the 2018 Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference sponsored by the LSU Department of Accounting.

July 19-20
Crowne Plaza (Baton Rouge)
Cost: $165 per day ($330 for both days)

The conference qualifies for 16 hours of CPE credit (8 hours per day) and 13.3 hours of CLE credit (6.65 hours per day).

Health Organization Honors MPA Alumna
Tara Haney receives a framed award.
Tara Haney, vice president of operations for Health Leaders Network (HLN), was recognized by the Catholic Health Association (CHA) as one of tomorrow’s leaders during the organization's awards banquet at the 2018 assembly in San Diego. Haney earned her Master of Public Administration from LSU in 2004.

LSU Executive Education Hosts National Organization
Home furnishing retailers from across the country visited the Business Education Complex for the Home Furnishings Leadership Institute from June 19-22.

The Home Furnishings Association worked with LSU Executive Education to develop a custom curriculum for the program.

Home Furnishings Association workshop in classroom
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