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May 4, 2004

Birmingham-Southern professors, student recognized for outstanding manuscript

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Two Birmingham-Southern College professors and a BSC student recently received a distinguished paper award at the Allied Academies annual meeting in New Orleans.

Dr. George Klersey, EBSCO Professor of Accounting, and Dr. Ron Stunda, assistant professor of accounting, along with Rachel Vinson of Vestavia Hills, a senior accounting major, received a distinguished paper award for their paper entitled “The Effects of Derivative Usage on Security Returns.”

Of the 320 papers submitted overall, approximately 10 percent receive distinguished paper awards. The Allied Academies consists of seven business disciplines. The paper submitted by the BSC representatives was for the accounting category.

Klersey received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California. Stunda received his Ph.D. from Florida State University. Both joined the BSC faculty in 1995.

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