Tennessee Tech University accounting senior Morgan Marie Wallace of Buffalo Valley was chosen as the top accounting student in the state out of 96 students representing 17 colleges and universities. It is the third consecutive year a Tennessee Tech accounting major has won the award. Previous winners were Crystal Minton in 2000 and Ann Watts in 1999.
Wallace was awarded the 2001 Paul L. Royston Award from the Education and Memorial Foundation of the Tennessee Society of CPAs. The Royston award is presented annually to the top accounting student in the state as determined by the TSCPA and is coupled with a $2,500 scholarship.
The senior accounting major has been named in Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities and has memberships in Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa and Mortar Board honor societies. She has received 15 scholarships, including the National Collegiate Business Met Award, and has been named the yearly recipient of a College of Business Honor award.
She is a leader on Tennessee Tech’s campus and is the current vice president of Beta Alpha Psi and president of the Accounting Club. She serves on several college committees and has been involved in volunteer projects including World Relief and Habitat for Humanity. Wallace will receive her bachelor’s degree in December 2001. The College of Business Administration at TTU is among the 142 colleges and universities out of more than 2,500 to hold AACSB accreditation for its undergraduate business program, its accounting program and its MBA program. The college is the largest undergraduate academic unit on campus and has more than 120 students pursuing the MBA degree. All nine full-time accounting faculty hold doctoral degrees, and two professors were recently recognized by the Tennessee Board of Regents as recipients of the Innovations in Distance Learning Award. Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society, was named a Superior Chapter for the third consecutive year.