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AICPA presents award to outstanding accounting educator.

American Institute of CPAs Chairman Thomas W. Rimerman and President Philip B. Chenok presented the 1991 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award to John K. Simmons, KPMG Peat Marwick professor of accounting at the University of Florida, at the AICPA spring council meeting. The award includes a $5,000 check and a plaque.

Simmons, who has been at the university since 1974, was instrumental in establishing its school of accounting and served as the first director until his appointment as the KPMG Peat Marwick professor in 1977. He received an outstanding educator award from the Florida Institute of CPAs in 1989 and the Accounting Faculty Merit Award from the Federation of Schools of Accountancy in 1987.

Simmons is a past president of the American Accounting Association and the Federation of Schools of Accounting. He has been chairman or a member of numerous committees of the AICPA and the Florida State Society.
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Title Annotation:John K. Simmons
Publication:Journal of Accountancy
Date:Aug 1, 1991
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