National Accounting Award Given to BYU Professor

Singled out from professors across the nation, BYU Professor and School of Accountancy Director Kevin Stocks was recognized this month for displaying excellence in accounting education.

Stocks was awarded the annual Joseph A. Silvoso Faculty Award of Merit by the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, a national organization dedicated to the development of accredited accounting programs.

Stocks was selected for his involvement in accounting education as well as in the organization itself. He says, “It’s a nice personal recognition, but more importantly acknowledges BYU as one of the leading schools in the accounting field.”

The award is given to an individual who notably contributes to the field through areas such as research, service to the profession, or curriculum and program development.

Dan Hollingsworth, president of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy, says Stocks is well known for his work.

“He has served in accounting education for many years, has been involved in many committees, and was also president of the Federation of Schools of Accountancy in the past,” Hollingsworth says.

Currently, Stocks is the director of BYU’s accounting program where he strives to build on its long tradition of excellence.

“During the four years that Kevin has been the department chair, he has continued to make the program more excellent all the time,” says W. Steve Albrecht, Marriott School associate dean and former director of BYU’s School of Accountancy. “He works hard to attract the best students, has made connections with recruiters, and has done everything he can to make the accounting program at BYU the best it can be.”

Stocks has additionally been nominated as the president-elect of the Accounting Program Leadership Group, another organization promoting excellence in accounting education. This position is expected to become effective in August.

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

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