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Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center Concludes its Inaugural, Accounting Careers of Tomorrow Program

For release:  November 8, 2013

The Complete Professional Program, sponsored by the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, has introduced a new training module, Accounting Careers of Tomorrow (ACT).  ACT is designed for undergraduate accounting majors and graduate students pursuing a MS in accountancy degree. The new class was developed in partnership with local CPA firm Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck (RBG) and took place over the course of three two-hour sessions at the firm’s East Memphis office. The inaugural ACT program successfully concluded on October 2, 2013 with a networking event hosted by RBG executives.

The first 20 students who enrolled in the program learned about the range of career options in accounting, discussed ethics and professional development in relation to the profession, and received introductions to professional accounting associations.

“We are grateful to the leadership of Leslie Bouldin, COO of Reynolds Bone and Griesbeck, for setting a standard for this innovative professional development program,” stated Kathy Tuberville, Director for the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center. “RBG’s focus on student preparation and collaboration with multiple employers in various career paths has proven to be highly successful and has encouraged other employers to offer similar, discipline-specific training to other majors. This type of collaboration will not only make the accounting profession stronger, it helps to build a stronger community. We highly value employer-driven training that helps our students expand their academic programming with real-world insight.”

ACT is limited to 20 students each semester. The next session is scheduled for the spring semester, with classes beginning in January. For information on how you can become involved in ACT or other Professional Development Programming, please contact Kathy Tuberville, Director of the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Development Center, at

The Complete Professional Program is designed to complement the academic education that students receive in the classroom and facilitate a smooth transition into the business world, giving students a competitive edge for future careers.

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