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The Journal of Augustana’s Accounting Department

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September 2011; Issue 4

Matt with students in Ghana last summer.

Never in his wildest dreams!

Matt Pelton graduated from in 2010 with a double major in accounting and business. He was a busy student here, playing basketball, traveling, earning a high GPA. But graduating hasn't slowed life at all for Matt.

He writes, "Once upon a time as an underclassman, I had no interest in studying accounting. Four years removed from those times, I find myself bouncing from Rock Island to Connecticut to Ghana to California as I chase new accounting opportunities." (more)

Where are they now?

The Augustana Accounting Department has had exceptional graduates throughout its history. Each year a student (or two) has stood out above the rest and been awarded the distinction of Outstanding Accounting Student for the year. Ever wonder what happened to them after they left Augustana? We certainly do.

Here is a list of the awardees for the last 35 years, from 1977-2011. If you are on the list, or know someone who is, please consider sends a brief email to We will publish updates in our future newsletters.

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Would you like to share some news with us? Send your article (up to 350 words) to If you have a digital photo to send, we will include it in one of the upcoming newsletters as well.

Accounting faculty

Notes from
the faculty

John Delaney on the
Accounting Certificate Program.

Pamela Druger on changing with the times.

Janene Finley adds a new title.

Rob Faulkner: new courses to plan. (more)

Upcoming events

Homecoming Oct. 21-22
See us at the Accounting/Business tent next to Carlsson Evald Hall.

VITA tax preparation 2012
Martin Luther King Center, Rock Island
Dates to be announced.

Golf outing May 5, 2012
Byron Hills, Port Byron, Ill.
Contact John Delaney for details

News? Photos? Questions? Send them to Pamela Druger.
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