Chapel Hill, N.C., Aug. 19, 2010—Dixon Hughes PLLC has announced plans to donate $250,000 to the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Master of Accounting (MAC) Program over five years, the school announced today.
The North Carolina-based company, which is the largest CPA firm headquartered in the Southern U.S., is a long-standing and important partner of UNC Kenan-Flagler and the MAC Program.
“We are proud to support the MAC Program and its dedication to excellence in education and the accounting profession,” said Eddie Sams, Chairman of Dixon Hughes and a UNC Chapel Hill graduate. “Not only do numerous UNC Kenan-Flagler alumni work for Dixon Hughes, but our relationship with the University goes back to Phillip Dixon, one of the firm’s founders and also a UNC alumnus. This gift demonstrates our commitment to the MAC Program and to its students.”
John Hand, H. Allen Andrew Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean of the MAC Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler, noted, “The generous gift and partnership with the MAC Program will provide opportunities to develop new courses or redesign current courses to keep the MAC curriculum current to the industry. In addition, this gift will enhance global opportunities for students and/or provide scholarships to recruit highly qualified candidates allowing us to maintain a diverse student population. It is partnerships like with Dixon Hughes that keep UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MAC Program among the best in the country.”
About Dixon Hughes: With a staff of more than 1,200 located in eight states, Dixon Hughes ranks among the nation’s top 20 CPA firms and provides a wide array of assurance, tax and consulting services to clients of all sizes.
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s MAC Program prepares students for leadership positions in a variety of accounting careers. The curriculum emphasizes preparation for the changing structure and environment where the professional accountant functions. This requires a blending of high-level accounting skills with a broad-based understanding of business practices in a global setting. Through recruitment of a diverse group of top students, retention of the best faculty, experiential and cutting edge curriculum and professionally applicable research, the MAC Program continues to be a national benchmark of excellence.