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October 2008

Release Date: Oct. 30, 2008ASU Logo

ASU Accounting Professor Garners Statewide Recognition

Dr. Norman Sunderman, professor of accounting at Angelo State University, has received one of four 2008 Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards from the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).

Sunderman was honored at the TSCPA’s Accounting Education Conference Oct. 24 in Houston. His award was in the small four-year college or university category and included a plaque and a $1,000 check.

The statewide TSCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards honor Texans who have demonstrated excellence in teaching and have distinguished themselves through active service to the accounting profession. Criteria for judging includes instructional innovation, student motivation, the pursuit of learning opportunities for students, involvement in student and professional accounting organizations, and research accomplishments and publications.

A 22-year faculty member in the ASU Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Sunderman has supervised the remodeling of four campus classrooms into modern teaching and learning facilities and the installation of multi-media equipment in two additional classrooms. He has also worked with publishers in creating instructional supplements for textbooks and has produced articles and papers on accounting topics for various magazines and quarterlies.

In addition to his TSCPA award, Sunderman received a 2007-08 “Rammy” Award as Professor of the Year in the ASU College of Business. Next summer he will lead a group of ASU students on a study abroad trip to Germany and the Netherlands. He is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, is affiliated with the San Angelo chapter and is a 22-year member of the San Angelo Symphony.