Orange Accounting News 2019-20

Joe Comprix

The Whitman School’s 100th academic year was one for the record books. We began the year with a re-articulation of the school’s core values – inclusion, integrity, collaboration, innovation and excellence. And we ended the year with the COVID-19 pandemic sending all classes online for approximately seven weeks. Our accounting graduates were not able to participate in a live commencement ceremony, though as of this writing, options are being considered to bring them back to campus when it is safe to do so. It’s certainly been a whirlwind! 

Despite all the chaos, our accounting students continue to do great things. Ryan Houck was included as one of the “best and brightest” in a leading undergraduate business school blog feature (see p. 10). Our faculty are teaching new courses that are helping accounting students be better prepared than ever for life after Whitman. Our alumni and corporate partners are also getting involved (see p. 5). 

We could not do all that we do without our dedicated alumni and friends. From mentoring and speaking in classes to helping us provide real-world opportunities, you help ensure the best possible experience for our students. What’s more, the investments you make in the future of the Lubin School through various funds and scholarship ensures our success into our second century. 

I look forward to seeing many of you when you return to campus for Orange Central or other activities and visits. Your time, talent and treasure means so much. Thanks for all you do.

Joseph Comprix
Associate Professor of Accounting
Chair, Joseph I. Lubin School of Accounting
The Martin J. Whitman Fellow in Accounting

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