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Connecticut CPA
July/August 2016
The 2016 Educator of Excellence "Eddys" nominees (front row, from left) Moh'd Rujoub Eastern Connecticut State University, Ross Riskin Albertus
Magnus College, Jennifer Oliver Quinebaug Valley Community College, Janet Phillips Southern Connecticut State University, (back row, from left)
David Rodgers Northwestern Connecticut Community College, David Lardie Tunxis Community College, Asher Albaz Housatonic Community
College, Steve Jarett University of Saint Joseph, Richard Dumont Post University, and Frank Bevvino Southern Connecticut State University.
Educators of Excellence: "The Eddys" Awards
The Educator of Excellence awards, affectionately known as "The Eddys," recognize
Connecticut accounting professors who have had a positive influence on the lives and
careers of their students by excelling in teaching and/or mentoring, inspiring students to
reach beyond the ordinary, and making a difference by going the extra mile for their students.
Two-Year College Professor
Jennifer Oliver, CPA
Quinebaug Valley Community College
"She is kind, thorough, and very
intelligent ... If she has taught me
anything, it's that accounting can be
fun if you have the right attitude!"
"Professor Riskin was incredibly dynamic
and engaging and delivered the perfect
combination of personal experience and
teaching from the book."
Excerpt from Professor Oliver's winning nomination
Excerpt from Professor Riskin's winning nomination
And the Eddys went to ...
Educators of Excellence
"The Eddys" Award
Selection Committee
Current and former students
nominated outstanding
professors online. Winners
were selected via blind review
by a panel comprising:
Evan Kalish
Crowe Horwath
Brian J. Kelleher, CPA
Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina
Cathy W. Pinard, CPA
Premier Tax & Wealth Advisors
Amy L. Trudelle
Crowe Horwath
John J. Turgeon, CPA, HCS
Four-Year College/University Professor
Ross Riskin, CPA/PFS, CCPS
Albertus Magnus College
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