2003 Member Award recipients.Several members were recognized this year for their expertise in their chosen arena and their service to their community, the profession and the Society. Here are the recipients of the 2003 Member Awards.
Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator William F. Bentz, Ph.D, CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.
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William Bentz has been a professor at The Ohio State University Ohio State University, main campus at Columbus; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1870, opened 1873 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1878. There are also campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark. since 1988 and has nearly 40 years of teaching experience at the university level. He currently serves as professor of accounting and MIS at Ohio State's Fisher College Fisher College - Formerly known as Fisher Junior College, also known as The Fish or The Fishbowl, is a two-year college located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1903 as a girls-only business school. of Business.
Bentz is actively involved in professional service and has held leadership positions in organizations such as the American Accounting Association, American Assembly of Collegiate Schools Collegiate School may refer to:
Bentz earned his undergraduate degree “First degree” redirects here. For the BBC television series, see First Degree.
An undergraduate degree (sometimes called a first degree or simply a degree in economics from the University of Cincinnati The University of Cincinnati is a coeducational public research university in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ranked as one of America’s top 25 public research universities and in the top 50 of all American research universities, and his Masters of Accountancy and Ph.D. in accounting, economics, finance and statistics from The Ohio State University.
The Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the education of accountants in such areas as teaching excellence, motivating students, educational innovation, research and publication and the accounting profession, as demonstrated by active involvement in professional service to accounting organizations.
Public Service Richard C. Fedorovich, CPA
A partner at the regional accounting firm Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company, Richard Fedorovich has dedicated much of his life to giving back to the community. His commitment extends beyond his own personal time, involving other members of his firm in community service as well.
"I consider service to our community an extremely important part of my personal responsibility to give back to our community ... This region has given so very much to me and my quality of life, and I therefore have a responsibility to serve and to give back to the community," Fedorovich said regarding his nomination.
His long history of support for the Akron area's civic and charitable organizations include acting as honorary chair of the Akron/Canton Regional Foodbank's Harvest for Hunger Campaign and serving as the 2003 campaign chair for the United Way of Summit County.
His laundry list laundry list A popular term for a long list of Sx, diseases, or etiologies that share something in common–eg, differential diagnosis of acute abdomen of other organizations with which he donates his time and talents include:
* Akron Public Schools Financial Oversight Committee
* Akron General Health Systems
* Archbishop Hoban High School Archbishop Hoban High School is a private, Catholic high school in Akron, Ohio, USA. It is a part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. Notable Alumni
* Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
* Leadership Akron
* Metropolitan Akron Residential Services for the Developmentally Disabled
* Polaris International
* University of Akron Enrollment in fall 2006 was 23,539 students. The school offers more than 200 undergraduate degrees  and 100 graduate degrees . The University's best-known program is its College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering, which is located in a , College of Business Administration Advancement Council
* Visiting Nurse vis·it·ing nurse
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* Akron Automobile Club
The Ohio Society's Public Service Award is presented annually to a CPA who freely and generously donates his or her time and knowledge to assist with projects in the public interest. This award is designed to recognize the individual who, through participation in charitable, professional, governmental and other public service organizations, makes an outstanding contribution to the community and, at the same time, the professional image of CPAs.
Outstanding Member in Industry Leonard Law The Leonard Law is a California law passed in 1992 that applies the First Amendment to the United States Constitution to private colleges and universities. The law also applies Article I, Section 2 of the California Constitution to private colleges and universities. , CPA
Leonard Law is the finance director of the Cleveland Society for the Blind and has worked in the field of non-profit accounting and financial management for over 25 years. He also has over 25 years of volunteer service on various nonprofit boards related to mental health and has served as both a member and chair of the Cleveland Chapter Not-for-Profit & Civic Committee.
Law was instrumental in growing the Cleveland Chapter's Non-profit Accounting Seminar into an annual event that draws over 150 people from the local non-profit community. As a member of this committee, Len would also respond to requests from small non-profit organizations for short-term volunteer financial consulting engagements. He likes to convene get-togethers with financial people from other organizations serving the visually impaired around the state to work on issues of mutual interest.
Law has a bachelor's degree in business administration with a major in accounting and has been a member of The Ohio Society and the AICPA AICPA
See American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). since 1983.
The Ohio Society's Outstanding Member in Industry Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding member of The Ohio Society who practices in an area other than public accounting. The award honors distinguished service and contributions by a member in his or her role as a CPA in any or all of the following areas: service to the profession, The Ohio Society of CPAs or its chapters, or the community and other worthy professional organizations.