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Professor Roger Hamood, C.P.A.:

Professor Hamood, Chair of the Accounting Department, attended the West Virginia Council of Accounting Educators conference in September 2018, which he co-chaired with Dr. Cindy Vance, held on Shepherd’s campus for the first time.

He attended an annual West Virginia tax conference in October.  Shepherd University accounting major students participated in both conferences.

Dr. Cindy Vance, C.P.A.:

Dr. Vance attended the West Virginia Council of Accounting Educators conference in September 2018, which she co-chaired with Professor Roger Hamood, held on Shepherd’s campus for the first time.

Dr. Vance is the advisor of the accounting club, and she helps the students plan the annual Meet the Firms event, which is scheduled in October each year.

Michelle Files, C.P.A.:

Professor Files is a Shepherd University graduate, with a double major in Accounting and Business Administration.  She received her MBA, with a concentration in Accounting.  She is a C.P.A., and is also a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning.  This fall, she attended the WV Council of Accounting Educators conference, hosted at Shepherd University.

Professor Files is currently developing and preparing the Applied QuickBooks course for the desktop version of the software, for the spring 2019 semester for undergraduate students.  In the future, she hopes to use this software to create a Lifelong Learning course for small business owners, and other interested parties.