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October 23, 2006

Birmingham-Southern professor recognized for outstanding paper designation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Ron Stunda, associate professor of accounting at Birmingham-Southern College, recently received the Outstanding Paper award in Accounting and Finance at the fall international conference of the Allied Academies, held this year in Reno, Nev. The conference was attended by representatives from 85 schools from the U.S. and abroad.

His winning document was titled “The Effects of Sarbanes-Oxley on Earnings Forecast.” Approximately 145 papers in a number of subject areas were presented. Only 10-15 percent of the papers presented are selected to be published in the Allied Academies' Journal. Stunda's paper was distinguished as the most outstanding in his area. It will be published in the next issue of the journal.

Stunda received his bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University, his master's from the University of Alabama.

 
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