Two of the seven have learned that their scores were the highest in their
respective states, and a third earned the distinction of scoring second in
the State of Florida. Two others placed among the top ten in New York
State and are being considered for the Haskins Award. An eighth staff
member received a silver medal from the Oklahoma Society of CPAs for
scoring the second highest grade on the exam in the state.
Doug Benham of our Atlanta office achieved the second highest grade
on the exam in the State of Florida. He interned with DH&S in January
1977 and joined the firm full time after graduating summa cum laude
from the University of West Florida in Pensacola with a BS in accounting.
Doug was awarded the DuPont Scholarship, named "Outstanding
Graduate" by the University of West Florida accounting department and
given a gold medal for his scholastic achievement by the University of
West Florida Foundation.
In addition to her Sells certificate, Kathy Greif of the New York office
received notification from the New York State Society of CPAs that her
exam grades were among the top ten in New York. Kathy earned her BA
in history from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1971. After
graduation, she was a social worker in Fairbanks, Alaska. Then from 1972
to 1976 she worked as a research assistant to a consultant epidemiologist
and in the research and development department of Norton Sound Health
Corporation. In 1976 she enrolled in the Pace University, New York City
campus graduate management program for women. Last year she
received her MBA in accounting.
Fred Lemke of our Cleveland office received the Charles and Vera
Schmidt Award from the Ohio Society of CPAs for earning the highest
exam grades in the state. He is a 1979 graduate of Case Western
Reserve University with a BS in accounting. Fred was a member of Beta
Alpha Psi while attending school. Currently, he is a member of several
ornithological societies and of the Kirtland Bird Club. Fred's main interest
lies in mathematical audit technigues and computers.