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Four UNI graduates among nation's top 120 honorees for performance on May 2002 CPA exam<br>

November 14, 2002
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Gerald Smith, UNI professor and head of accounting, (319) 273-2394
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Four University of Northern Iowa accounting graduates were among the top six award winners from Iowa honored by the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA) at a banquet held September 28 in Des Moines.

Jennifer Duede Brown, formerly of Jefferson and now working for Ernst & Young in Chicago, and Joshua Barnes, formerly of Waterloo and now working at Deloitte & Touche in Davenport, received the ISCPA's Gold Award awards for having the highest scores in the state on the Uniform Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Examination.

Lori Heinrichs, formerly of Sioux City and currently working for Deloitte & Touche in Cedar Rapids, was awarded the ISCPA Bronze Award for the third highest score in the state.

Ryan Schutjer, formerly of Titonka and currently employed at McGladrey & Pullen in Des Moines, was the recipient of the ISCPA Performance With High Distinction award.

Results released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) list UNI in second place for the pass rate of first-time candidates on the CPA examination in May 2001, the most recent May exam for which national data is available.