Nicole Mullen Receives Institute of Management Accountants Scholarship

MONTICELLO, AR — Nicole Mullen of Green Forest, a senior accounting major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, was recently selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to receive the 2015 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Memorial Educational Fund Scholarship.

            The scholarship is worth $2,500 and is presented annually to an outstanding accounting student.

            In addition to her work in the classroom, Mullen is a three-year letter winner for the UAM basketball team and was an honorable mention All-Great American Conference selection last season.

            “We are so excited to have a UAM student win this national award,” said Becky Phillips, assistant professor of business. “Nicole is an outstanding example of the students that we have at UAM and is very deserving of this scholarship.”

            Phillips and Mullen attended the IMA National Conference in Los Angeles in June.

            The IMA was founded in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1919 as the National Association of Cost Accountants (NACA) to promote knowledge and professionalism among cost accountants and foster a wider understanding of the role of cost accounting in management. The name was later changed to the National Association of Accountants (NAA). In 1991, the organization name was again changed to the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), signifying a broader role as the association for accountants and financial professionals working inside organizations.

            For information, contact Becky Phillips at (870) 460-1111.


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