Published: Mon Oct 4, 2010Hazlett, Lewis, & Bieter, PLLC (HLLB) an accounting and professional services organization with more than 70 staff members in Chattanooga, Tenn., has again made an annual donation of $2,500 to Tennessee Tech's Accounting Department. The $2,500 will be deposited in the accounting department's gift fund that is used for special departmental events and activities as well as other needs that arise. Says Dr. R. Dan Fesler, Chair of the TTU Accounting Department "such gifts make the department's annual newsletter possible." Fesler also says "such gifts have allowed the department to purchase hall displays and have facilitated closer contacts with current students and alumni of the accounting department." HLB has been one of the department's most loyal supporters of the accounting program at TTU over a long and extended period of years. In addition, to continuing financial gifts, the firm has regularly provided TTU accounting students with 400-hour on-the-job internships and with full-time job-offers upon graduation. Kyle Butler, partner at HLB, also serves the accounting department in his role as a member of the department's Accounting Advisory Board. Fesler received the most recent $2,500 check at the department's annual Meet-the-Firms event on Sept. 9, where 28 organizations were on campus to meet and visit with the department's outstanding majors and MBA accounting concentration students. Pictured from left to right in the photo below are Amber Little, TTU accounting graduate and staff accountant at HLB, Dr. R. Dan Fesler, Chair of the TTU Accounting Department, Mr. Kyle Butler, a TTU accounting graduate now a partner at HLB in Chattanooga, James Jordan-Wagner, Dean of the TTU College of Business, and Leah Cunningham, TTU accounting graduate and staff accountant at HLB.