USM Accounting Professor Named State’s Prime Educator by MSCPA

12/13/2022 – 15:57pm | By: Van Arnold

USM Accounting Professor Named State’s Prime Educator by MSCPADr. Nell Adkins, Affiliate Professor of accounting at The College of Southern Mississippi
(USM), has been named Excellent Educator for 2023 by the Mississippi Society of
Licensed Public Accounting’s (MSCPA) Awards, Training and Scholarship Committee.
Just one accounting educator in Mississippi receives this distinguished award every
12 months.

Adkins, who was nominated by her friends at USM, was honored on the MSCPA Accounting Training Convention in October. Former pupil
Kayla Jo Martin wrote a letter of advice on Adkins’ behalf and attended the
convention alongside a number of members of the USM accounting college. Adkins shall be
additional acknowledged on the MSCPA’s Annual Conference in June 2023.

“I’m very honored to be the recipient of this award. Nevertheless, nobody receives this
award with out the help and friendship of nice colleagues like those I’ve
right here within the USM College of Accountancy. I thank them for his or her tireless work on behalf
of our college students,” stated Adkins.

Adkins earned her undergraduate and grasp’s levels from USM and her doctorate at
Florida State College. She has served the College, the Faculty of Enterprise and
Financial Improvement, and the College of Accountancy in myriad methods, together with as College
Senator, Graduate Council member, chairperson/member of school search, curriculum,
and scholarship committees.

She has served as a college mentor, and has participated in pupil recruitment, retention,
and placement. She teaches within the graduate (tax entities) and undergraduate (Intermediate,
Rules) accounting diploma applications.

Adkins is a member of the American Institute of Licensed Public Accountants, the
American Accounting Affiliation, and the MS Society of CPAs. She is licensed to apply
in Mississippi and Alabama.

“Dr. Adkins is most deserving of this award and the popularity. Her dedication to
pupil success and studying is second to none,” stated Dr. Blaise Sonnier, Director
of USM’s College of Accountancy. “As well as, she is all the time a prepared volunteer to
tackle service obligations and duties to maintain our accounting program on the high of its sport.”

Based in 1920, the Mississippi Society of Licensed Public Accountants (MSCPA) is
the biggest skilled group serving the wants of Mississippi CPAs and aspiring
CPAs. With a membership of greater than 2,700, the MSCPA represents nearly all of Mississippi
CPAs in public apply, enterprise & trade, authorities, and schooling. We help
our members by way of quite a lot of schooling, networking, management, and volunteer