Accounting and Management Information Systems celebrates Class of 2018

Undergraduate and graduate Accounting and Management Information Systems (AMIS) students at Fisher celebrated their accomplishments as members of the Class of 2018 at a variety of college- and university-led events.

In the first year with both spring and summer graduates of the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program, sixty-four of the 91-member MAcc Class of 2018, their families and friends participated in the spring Pre-Commencement ceremony at the Ohio Union, where the students’ dedication in the classroom and their impact in the community were celebrated.

Among the highlights noted by Dean Anil K. Makhija in his address to the Class of 2018 was the students’ commitment to service. The MAcc class continued a tradition of service by participating in MAcc Gives Back, a day of community outreach where students helped feed the hungry at Mid-Ohio Foodbank, beautified various parts of the city, including the Franklin Park Conservatory, and helped prepare the opening of a local Boys & Girls Club.

Larry Hilsheimer (BSBA ’74), executive vice president and CFO at Greif, delivered the keynote address to the graduating class. The event also featured remarks by Audric Smith (MAcc ’08), who shared his insights as a member of Fisher’s alumni network.

2018 MAcc Pre-Commencement

The academic accomplishments of undergraduate students were celebrated at Pre-Commencement at Fisher, prior to the larger Commencement exercises at Ohio Stadium, where Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered the commencement address.

Members of the AMIS faculty were honored as part of the Commencement activities. Professor Anil Arya, the John J. Gerlach Chair in Accounting, received the EY Award for Excellence in MAcc Teaching, while professors Marc Smith and Rick Young were honored with EY Undergraduate Accounting Teaching Awards.

“The accounting community at Fisher is extremely proud of the hard work and accomplishments of the Class of 2018,” said Brian Mittendorf, chair of the Department of Accounting and MIS. “Led by some of the smartest and most dedicated faculty members in the world, I’m confident that this year’s class of graduates will have an incredible impact wherever their careers take them.”