Accounting Firms Establish School of Management Fellowships

Posted: April 22, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

At a time when demand for new accountants is outstripping supply, Mason’s School of Management (SOM) has recently received financial commitments from several accounting firms to establish fellowships in the accounting area.

The goal of the fellowships is to recruit and retain outstanding faculty members in support of high-quality education in accounting.

Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield Faculty Fellowship

Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield, a Reston, Va.-based accounting firm, announced a financial commitment that will be used to establish the Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield Faculty Fellowship for a three-year term.

The fellowship was awarded to Kumar Visvanathan, associate professor of accounting.

Ed Ryan and Kumar Visvanathan
Ed Ryan, managing partner of Ryan, Sharkey & Crutchfield, presents a certificate to Kumar Visvanathan for the faculty fellowship.

Goodman & Company Faculty Fellowship

Virginia-based Goodman & Company is observing its 75th anniversary by making a $250,000 financial commitment to numerous colleges and universities in Virginia and Maryland.

At Mason, the money will be used to establish the Goodman & Company Faculty Fellowship for a three-year term.

The donation for the fellowship to Mason includes a matching gift from Susan Gregg, senior partner at Goodman & Company and a SOM alumna.

The fellowship was awarded to Ed Douthett, associate professor of accounting.

Greg, Douthett, Magro
Susan Greg, partner at Goodman & Company, presents Ed Douthett with a certificate for the Goodman & Company Faculty Fellowship. They are joined by Anne Magro, accounting area chair.

Grant Thornton Faculty Fellowship

Sarah Nutter
Sarah Nutter

Grant Thornton, a global accounting firm, has made a financial commitment to establish the Grant Thornton Faculty Fellowship for a three-year term.

The fellowship was developed through the stewardship of Grant Thornton Mid-Atlantic Practice Managing Partner Richard LaFleur, who has worked closely with SOM for years and currently serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board.

The fellowship will be awarded to Sarah Nutter, associate professor of accounting.

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