Ashland University Student Chapter Earns Award

Ashland University Student Chapter Earns Award

8/27/18 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has earned the highest award for a student chapter – being named to receive the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Student Chapters at the 2018 Student and Academic Awards Luncheon to be held in November.

“We are so excited that our student chapter has been recognized for this award,” said Victoria Kaskey, chair of the Accounting and Management Information Systems Department at Ashland University. “Professor (Sue) Mullen has worked incredibly hard to obtain this award and her commitment to COBE and the university is certainly shown by her efforts in IMA.”

Mullen and students will receive the award -- a trophy and cash award of $1,000 for the Chapter -- at the Student Leadership Conference that will be held in November in St. Louis. The announcement of the student award was made at the IMA Annual Conference held in June in Indianapolis.

The program’s emphasis is on the promotion of management accounting/financial management as a profession and a career while encouraging IMA Student Chapters to be creative in providing services to their members. The judging criterion is divided into three areas: Planning and Evaluation, Programs and Activities, and Administrative. The outstanding chapters were selected based on completing all elements of the program and showing that they have gone above and beyond to promote IMA membership and student programs.

Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2018, is a mid-sized, comprehensive private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Religiously affiliated with the Brethren Church, Ashland University ( deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###