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Accountancy Alumni Reception

The Accountancy Alumni Celebration, held on June 6, served as the backdrop for an exciting College of Business announcement - the first Endowed Chair.

The Donald E. Kieso Endowed Chair in Accountancy was established in honor of Don Kieso, faculty member and department chair in Accountancy at NIU during the 1960's-1980's. Don was the visionary leader who made NIU's Accountancy program one of the top in the country. He was lead author on THE intermediate accounting textbook for over 30 years, helping put NIU on the map nationally and internationally. The named chair will be leveraged to recruit an exceptional faculty member and scholar in the financial accounting area.

The Chair was funded by ten former students of Don's, each of whom contributed $100,000 or more toward the goal of $1 million to endow the chair. Three of the donors were present at the June 6 event, as well as other alumni, emeriti, and faculty members.

Thank you to all who attended. We look forward to seeing you at our next outing.