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Professor Roger Hamood:

Professor Hamood spent Summer 2017 relaxing and gardening.

In the Fall 2017 semester, he assigned a “Cookie Project” for his Cost Accounting course. Students baked cookies from scratch, wrote a report, and gave an oral presentation about it in class. He also likes to hunt. He tries to spend as much time in the fall at his hunting camp.

His plans for Spring 2018 semester include helping Accounting students with the co-op education program for potential internships and jobs, in addition to teaching his regular classes. In the Spring he also prepares income tax returns for some individuals.

Dr. Cindy Vance, CPA:

Dr. Vance received her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Advanced Accounting from Northcentral University in May 2017.  She attended the graduation ceremony in July in Phoenix, AZ.  Dr. Vance kept busy during the summer by teaching one undergraduate accounting course and three graduate-level courses.

During Fall 2017 semester, Dr. Vance taught another undergraduate accounting course, in addition to her current faculty load of four courses.  This undergraduate course, Intermediate Accounting I, had been taught by Professor Williams in past semesters.  Dr. Vance has incorporated WileyPlus, online accounting application, into the course plan for the students to use for homework, quizzes, practice problems, and tutorials.  WileyPlus is new to Dr. Vance and to the accounting students.  Additionally, Dr. Vance is the advisor of the accounting club, and she helped students plan the annual Meet the Firms event, which was scheduled in October 2017.

For Spring 2018 semester, Dr. Vance plans to evaluate the use of a local government accounting case study that utilizes MS Excel for the students to complete in conjunction with the textbook in the Fund Accounting course.  Dr. Vance will also assist the accounting club with the planning of the annual alumni dinner that is held in April.

Professor Scott Seslar:

Professor Seslar spent the first part of Summer 2017 earning continuing education credits to keep his CPA license current. He also taught two graduate level accounting courses: 1. Federal Tax Research 2. Advance Auditing. Both of these courses were online. The second half of his summer he spent recovering from major surgery.

In the Fall 2017 semester, he got acclimated to his new surroundings in Inwood, West Virginia, where he resides. He spent time getting to know his new co-workers, as well as some of the local CPA’s in town.

In Spring 2018 semester, he hopes to learn his way around the campus a little better by becoming involved in some of the events on campus. He also hopes to do some hiking and sight-seeing in the Blue Ridge Mountains. He plans on becoming a regular in the Wellness Center, health permitting.