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Think. Plan. Do.

Think. Plan. Do.

Meet accounting student Thea Winston from eastern Arkansas. After Winston graduates in May, she will attend Vanderbilt University to earn a master’s degree in accounting.

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EPIC Spotlight: Natalie Counce

EPIC Spotlight: Natalie Counce

Whenever Natalie Counce sets her mind on something, she makes it happen.

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EPIC Spotlight: Caleb Rawson

EPIC Spotlight: Caleb Rawson

Caleb Rawson spent much of his childhood at his father’s builders supply store. While customers walked down the aisle, picking out fixtures for their home or office, young Rawson was behind the scenes, stocking inventory and doing different tasks.

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Richardson to Deliver Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lecture in Accounting

Richardson to Deliver Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lecture in Accounting

Vernon Richardson, distinguished professor and G. William Glezen Endowed Chair in Accounting in the accounting department at the Walton College, will deliver an Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Lecture in Accounting at Baruch College on Oct. 22.

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U of A Offers Online Accounting Degree

U of A Offers Online Accounting Degree

Walton College now offers a bachelor’s degree in accounting, its second bachelor’s degree offered online.

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Mia Norton Named President of Leadership Walton Student Executive Committee

Mia Norton Named President of Leadership Walton Student Executive Committee

Mia Norton, a senior accounting major, has been selected to serve as president of the Leadership Walton student executive committee for 2018-19.

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Accounting Ph.D. Alumnus Receives National Outstanding Educator Award

Accounting Ph.D. Alumnus Receives National Outstanding Educator Award

Jan R. Williams, dean and professor emeritus of the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee who earned a Ph.D. in 1970 from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, is one of two recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award from the American Accounting Association.

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Walton College Hosts Accounting Career Awareness Program

Walton College Hosts Accounting Career Awareness Program

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is hosting 19 high school students from Arkansas and Texas at the Accounting Career Awareness Program July 15-20.

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Grant Hylton Selected to Attend Princeton in Beijing

Grant Hylton Selected to Attend Princeton in Beijing

Grant Hylton, an accounting major in the Walton College, has been selected to participate in the prestigious Princeton in Beijing (PiB) program.

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Potential Transfer Students Learn About Programs, Resources, Curriculum

Potential Transfer Students Learn About Programs, Resources, Curriculum

Forty potential transfer students from Northwest Arkansas Community College visited the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas to learn about programs, resources and curriculum in the college.

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Cold Emails, Warm Receptions

Cold Emails, Warm Receptions

Senior honors student Grayson Greer conducted some top-level research on the Indian food market through interviews with top-level executives — he gained access to the corner offices of CEOs and managing directors simply by having the audacity to ask.

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Accounting Research Conference Sparks Collaboration

Accounting Research Conference Sparks Collaboration

Current and former accounting faculty, graduate students and doctoral alumni of the Sam M. Walton College of Business come together each summer to collaborate and support each other on groundbreaking research in the field.

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Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Adding Value, Gaining Experience

Scott Sims, an honors accounting and finance double major in Walton College, beams at everyone we pass in the Bentonville Sam’s Club, greeting the workers like old friends.

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Pincus to Receive Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Pincus to Receive Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

Karen V. Pincus, a Walton College professor of accounting and the Doyle Z. and Maynette Derr Williams Chair in Professional Accounting, will receive one of only two Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards given by the American Accounting Association in 2017.

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MAcc Student Team Reaches Final Four in Tax Case Competition

MAcc Student Team Reaches Final Four in Tax Case Competition

A team of three Masters of Accountancy students, Rebecca Francis, David Harris, and Alex Ross, competed in the inaugural Southeast Regional Tax Challenge case competition held at the University of Missouri on Feb. 10-11.

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EPIC Spotlight: Kristian Allee

EPIC Spotlight: Kristian Allee

Hanging over Kristian Allee’s desk is a dry erase board with a list of potential research projects he scrawled. “I love this stuff,” he says, looking up at the board.

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Peters, 3 Others Chosen as SEC Academic Leadership Development Fellows

Peters, 3 Others Chosen as SEC Academic Leadership Development Fellows

Gary Peters and three other faculty members at the University of Arkansas have been selected as a 2016-17 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows.

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Nine Walton College Faculty Awarded Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Nine Walton College Faculty Awarded Endowed Chairs, Professorships

Nine faculty members of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas have been awarded endowed chairs or endowed professorships.

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EPIC Spotlight: Philip Meek

EPIC Spotlight: Philip Meek

There are no gray areas in auditing. No subjectivity. What you see is what you get.

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EPIC Spotlight: Addison Scott

EPIC Spotlight: Addison Scott

She thought she had failed. This was something Addison Scott did not do.

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EPIC Spotlight: Ken Bills

EPIC Spotlight: Ken Bills

When a CPA visited Ken Bills’ high school class, Bills recalls asking himself, why would anyone do this for a living? He can laugh about it now.

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Faculty: Best of the Best

Faculty: Best of the Best

Eight faculty members were recognized for their outstanding work by Walton College’s Business Awards and Elections Committee.

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Community College Students Visit for Walton Transfer Day

Community College Students Visit for Walton Transfer Day

Nearly 40 potential transfer students from Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville visited the Sam M. Walton College of Business to learn about life as a student at the University of Arkansas.

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EPIC Spotlight: Kathryn Gadberry

EPIC Spotlight: Kathryn Gadberry

When Kathryn Gadberry studied abroad to Mozambique, she was a part of a team that set up an accounting system for chicken farmers so they could sell an affordable source of protein to local consumers, a program known as Eggs for Africa.

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Crains Create Business Scholarship for Searcy, Conway Students

Crains Create Business Scholarship for Searcy, Conway Students

Alumni Larry and Janett Crain of Searcy are supporting University of Arkansas business students from Searcy and Conway with an endowed scholarship specifically for graduates from those two high schools.

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McMillon Gift to Fund Retail Innovation and Technology Lab

McMillon Gift to Fund Retail Innovation and Technology Lab

A former retail space in the Harmon Parking Facility on the University of Arkansas campus will be transformed into a retail innovation and technology lab through the generosity of Walmart Chief Executive Officer and Sam M. Walton College of Business alumnus Doug McMillon.

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Small, Association-Connected Firms Conduct Higher-Quality Audits

Small, Association-Connected Firms Conduct Higher-Quality Audits

Small audit firms with membership in an accounting association or network perform higher-quality audits than small firms that do not belong to such organizations, according to a new study by accounting researchers at Walton College.

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U of A Team Takes Second at ALPFA National Convention Case Study Competition

U of A Team Takes Second at ALPFA National Convention Case Study Competition

Members of the University of Arkansas student chapter of ALPFA, the Association for Latino Professionals for America, took second place in the KPMG Case Study Competition at the association’s national convention.

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon Featured at CRE Conference

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon Featured at CRE Conference

The 15th annual Emerging Trends in Retailing conference, on Thursday, June 11, features Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart.

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2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

2015-16 Walton Student Ambassadors Announced

Thirteen students have been named Walton College Student Ambassadors for 2015-16. Student ambassadors assist Walton’s Undergraduate Programs Office with recruitment efforts.

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Three From Walton College Elected to ASG Leadership Roles

Three From Walton College Elected to ASG Leadership Roles

Three Walton College students have been elected as Associated Student Government officials for the 2015-16 academic year. Elections were conducted March 9-12 and have been certified by the ASG Judiciary.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rwan El-Khatib

EPIC Spotlight: Rwan El-Khatib

Many told Rwan El-Khatib she would not be accepted by a United States doctoral program. It had been difficult for business majors in her native country of Jordan to continue their education in a doctoral program in America, and she repeatedly heard about it. It was almost as if people were challenging her

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EPIC Spotlight: Hannah Birch

EPIC Spotlight: Hannah Birch

Hannah was inspired to pursue an education at the Sam M. Walton College of Business when she came to the university as a junior for a convocation that featured presentations by Walton students as well as Jason Adams, the college’s Honors Programs associate director, and Javier Reyes.

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EPIC Spotlight: Claire Yan

EPIC Spotlight: Claire Yan

As a child, Claire Yan watched closely how her mother, a literature teacher, interacted with students. That experience led to Yan standing out on her balcony, talking to plants and flowers that made up her pretend classroom. Now she’s teaching in real students in a real classroom. Yan joined the Department of Accounting in August 2014

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BioBridge LLC Takes Third Place at Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge

BioBridge LLC Takes Third Place at Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge

A business plan team from the University of Arkansas that is creating an online marketplace that would connect researchers to suppliers of human biospecimens placed third at the 2015 Brown-Forman Cardinal Challenge.

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EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Dukes

EPIC Spotlight: Rachel Dukes

Living in the Dallas bedroom community of Grand Prairie, Rachel felt it was time to pursue the discipline at a university beyond the Texas border.

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Wagler Named Walton College Employee of the Quarter

Wagler Named Walton College Employee of the Quarter

Susan Wagler, fiscal support analyst in the accounting center, has been named employee of the second quarter by the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Anyone in the college may nominate colleagues for the award, which is given to employees who show superior customer service that enhances the image of the college, above and beyond … Continue reading Wagler Named Walton College Employee of the Quarter

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EPIC Spotlight: Hua Wang

EPIC Spotlight: Hua Wang

Hua Wang has experienced much in his five years in the United States. He has mastered the English language, played French horn with the University of Arkansas band and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Sam M. Walton College of Business in addition to his music degree.

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EPIC Spotlight: Allison “Alli” Kinsey

EPIC Spotlight: Allison “Alli” Kinsey

As a high school student, Allison Kinsey worked part time at a local drive-in restaurant. She discovered she really enjoyed two things: working with numbers and reading people to better understand human behavior.

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EPIC Spotlight: T.J. Atwood

EPIC Spotlight: T.J. Atwood

One thing is for certain, there will always be taxes. It’s a topic very familiar to T.J. Atwood, one of the newest faces in the accounting department at the Sam M. Walton College of Business.

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Nathanael Franks Named Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

Nathanael Franks Named Rhodes Scholarship Finalist

Nathanael Franks has been selected as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship – the oldest and one of most prestigious international scholarships offered to American students. Rhodes Scholars are awarded two years of study at the University of Oxford with the possibility of renewal for a third year.

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27 Named to the Walton Dean’s Student Advisory Board

27 Named to the Walton Dean’s Student Advisory Board

Autumn Parker, associate director for undergraduate recruitment, and Barbara Lofton, director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, have announced the 27 members of the 2014-2015 Dean’s Student Advisory Board for Walton.

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Entrepreneur Theresa Fette to Speak on Succeeding Without Selling Your Soul

Entrepreneur Theresa Fette to Speak on Succeeding Without Selling Your Soul

Theresa Fette, an entrepreneur who founded the Provident Trust Group, will speak to students and faculty on Friday, Oct. 31, about “How to Succeed in Business Without Selling your Soul.” Fette’s talk is presented by the Office of Entrepreneurship and the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. It will be … Continue reading Entrepreneur Theresa Fette to Speak on Succeeding Without Selling Your Soul

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Accounting Doctoral Student Represents U.S. at Colloquium

Accounting Doctoral Student Represents U.S. at Colloquium

Lauren Dreher Cunningham, a doctoral student in accounting at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, represented the United States at the European Accounting Association Doctoral Colloquium and Annual Congress in Estonia.

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Thea Winston Selected as Boyer Fellow

Thea Winston Selected as Boyer Fellow

“The Boyer Fellowship will help me at the Walton College by first taking the financial stress out of attending college and secondly, being that extra push towards being successful.”

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Vern Richardson Receives Accounting Association Best Paper Award

Vern Richardson Receives Accounting Association Best Paper Award

Vernon J. Richardson, the S. Robson Walton Chair and Distinguished Professor of Accounting, and four colleagues received the 2014 Accounting Horizons Best Paper Award at the 2014 American Accounting Association annual meeting.

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EPIC Spotlight: Tom Davis

EPIC Spotlight: Tom Davis

Tom Davis Class of 2013 Accounting and Finance Tom Davis, a senior from Bentonville, Ark., majoring in accounting with a minor in finance, says he may never have gotten a chance to intern with Ernst and Young if he hadn’t participated in the Walton Honors Program. As an audit and assurance services intern last summer … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Tom Davis

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EPIC Spotlight: Theresa Fette

EPIC Spotlight: Theresa Fette

The trust group was failing. It was in such disrepair that the state of Nevada was considering receivership. For many, the task of resurrecting the Las Vegas company would be too daunting. Theresa Fette, however, saw the sinking business as an opportunity. Only 28 years old and a practicing lawyer, she and a business partner … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Theresa Fette

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EPIC Spotlight: Terrance Boyd

EPIC Spotlight: Terrance Boyd

“The faculty and staff are people with experiences who can tell you, ‘This is how you do it in the real world.’ ” Terrance Boyd Junior Accounting Major Retail and Spanish Minor When Terrance Boyd was a freshman, he was like many University of Arkansas students starting college careers. He had to adjust to a … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Terrance Boyd

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EPIC Spotlight: Talesha Christian

EPIC Spotlight: Talesha Christian

Talesha Christian Sophomore Accounting and Financial Investments Talesha Christian isn’t shy to say it. She loves math. From the time she was in grade school, she has enjoyed working with numbers. Now, as an Accounting and Financial Investments major at the Sam M. Walton College of Business, she sees so many opportunities where she can … Continue reading EPIC Spotlight: Talesha Christian

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