June 09, 2023
Bonnie Harper | Workplace of the Provost
Annually, two excellent graduate accounting instructors are acknowledged for epitomizing the very best ranges of excellence within the pursuit of the Faculty of Enterprise Administration mission and targets. Chosen by the graduating college students, this honor is bestowed on a school who distinguish themselves within the instruction and engagement with the scholars.
This 12 months colleagues and college students have chosen Cathy DeHart, CPA, and Casey McNellis, Ph.D., CPA, as Graduate Accounting College of the Yr, and Kevin Promote, CPA, as Graduate Adjunct Accounting College of the Yr.
Cathy DeHart is a proud member of the primary cohort globally in 2016 to earn the FSA Credential from the Sustainability Accounting Requirements Board.
She has developed and taught two sustainability accounting programs at Gonzaga and built-in ESG ideas into her 200-level accounting programs. Earlier than becoming a member of Gonzaga’s school she was a Workers Accountant for Deloitte Haskins & Sells. One in every of Cathy’s college students commented, “She may be very good and sort. I like the best way she discuss and listens to college students’ opinions. She seems excited and . She respects others’ concepts. Particularly as a world pupil, typically it may be scary and exhausting to speak with a professor. However she is affected person and tries to hear and perceive what I wish to say. I obtained a graded paper with many helpful items of recommendation from her. Not solely that, however she additionally defined respectively throughout workplace hours. She did not think about my errors as only a mistake and informed me what can I do subsequent time. There was a sentence that did not make sense in my paper, nonetheless, she wished to know what I meant. I recognize her angle and kindness.”
It ought to be no shock that this Sunriver, Oregon native loves the outside, spending time kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, biking and “rucking” (climbing with a weighted backpack) and attending reside music live shows (significantly 80s tribute bands). Enjoyable truth! She has competed in a number of lip sync competitions – and positioned in three!
A perennial pupil favourite, considered one of Dr. McNellis’ college students mentioned, “Casey McNellis is well the most effective professor on this program. He’s participating, difficult, and his class really makes you suppose. It’s tough however rewarding.”
Dr. McNellis joined the Faculty of Enterprise Administration school at Gonzaga College in August 2017. With 13 years of upper schooling expertise previous to arriving at Gonzaga, he has taught all kinds of Accounting programs. He at the moment teaches monetary reporting matters on the rules, intermediate, and graduate ranges. Casey has obtained educating awards at a number of universities and his analysis has appeared in each practitioner and educational publications. He at the moment enjoys creating and publishing educational case research to be used at each the undergraduate and graduate ranges of the Accounting curriculum.
The Graduate Accounting Division acknowledges this 12 months’s Graduate Accounting Adjunct College of the Yr,
Kevin Promote, CPA.
One in every of Kevin’s college students nominated him “for at all times having a constructive angle and good vitality at school. And for the publicity to real-world software program.” Kevin is delighted to have former college students inform him that they really used his supplies of their real-world jobs. In his free time, Kevin enjoys operating, mountain biking, and craft cocktails. This Cheney, Washington native and his son are additionally making an attempt to go to all 30 of the Main League Baseball stadium – an journey that has taken them by means of all elements of the nation with nice reminiscences and tales. Simply seven extra to go!
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