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UC Graduates Earn CPA Exam Merit Award and Outstanding Accounting Student Awards

At the recent West Virginia Society of CPAs Annual Committee Day, two top awards were awarded to a UC graduate and a current UC student.

Jason Prince (2020 graduate) was named as the 2021 West Virginia CPA Exam Merit winner (highest score in the state of WV). The Merit Award is given to the individual who, on their first sitting for each of the four parts of the Uniform CPA Examination, makes the highest average passing score on all four parts.

Prince is the third Merit winner from UC in the past six years. Aaron Souza was the 2016 winner and Sarah Henderson was the 2018 winner. Additionally, Sarah was recognized as a 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award (national award for high scores on CPA exam).

The Society also recognized May 2022 graduate Sean Woody as the WVSCPA Outstanding Accounting student.  This award recognizes students majoring in accounting from colleges and universities across the state. Students must have at least a 3.0 or higher in both cumulative GPA and Accounting, submit an essay, resume and current transcript and provide at least two references.

UC accounting graduates have been very involved in the West Virginia Society of CPAs for many years. UC Alum Judy Hermansdorfer Proctor has been the CEO of the Society for the past decade, and the current President of the Society is UC alum Brian Wadsworth.

The West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants is a professional society offering education, support, and other information to help members advance in their careers, provide opportunities to keep up with new information, and more.