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Rozelle named top accounting educator in Michigan

Aug. 27, 2004

KALAMAZOO--The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants has selected Western Michigan University's David L. Rozelle as the association's 2004 Accounting Educator of the Year.

The award to Rozelle, who is WMU's Beulah I. Kendall Associate Professor of Accountancy, will be presented at the MACPA's awards reception and dinner Wednesday, Sept. 8, in Dearborn, Mich. A panel from the association selected Rozelle from among 12 nominees based on recommendations from colleagues, students, former students, and professional leaders in both education and accounting.

Rozelle is beginning his 35th year at WMU. In 1997, he was one of the first group of University professors honored for excellence in teaching with a presidential designation as a "named professor." He has twice won the University's Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, and during the 1997-98 academic year, he was the Interfraternity Council-Panhellenic Council Professor of the Year. In addition, Beta Alpha Psi, the national accounting fraternity, honored him as an Outstanding Faculty Vice President in 1985.

A certified public accountant and certified management accountant, Rozelle also has worked for the accounting firms Ernst & Whinney, now Ernst & Young, and BDO Seidman. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Toledo and master's degrees from Michigan State University and WMU.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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