DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI SERVICE AWARDS
The Distinguished Alumni Service Award honors inspirational recipients for their extraordinary dedication and commitment to volunteer service for the university and the Alumni Association.
TRAVIS BURGESS, ’98, partner, Eide Bailly (past Alumni Association board president, current treasurer for the Past Alumni Leaders chapter)
Travis Burgess has been a guiding force for the Boise State Alumni Association since joining its board in 2005. His alumni leadership resume includes participation on most, if not all, committees and service in all executive committee positions, including two terms as treasurer and long hours as the association’s volunteer accountant.
A partner at the local offices of Eide Bailly, a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm headquartered in Fargo, N.D., Burgess participated in all association events, including activities away from Boise, during his leadership tenure from 2005-2011.
He has been steadfast in his support of the Future Alumni Network Club by attending student events, and he continues to recruit Bronco Contacts, alumni volunteers who organize Boise State events in their hometowns across the nation.
Since leaving active service with the association’s board, Burgess has remained engaged as a member of the steering committee for the Boise State Alumni and Friends Center, is the treasurer for the Boise State Past Alumni Leaders Chapter, and continues to offer his professional expertise to the nonprofit in a variety of ways.
Burgess received his BBA in accountancy in 1998 and he has been a Lifetime Alumni Association member since 1999. Burgess and his wife, Terri, have two sons, one of whom currently is attending Boise State.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS
The Distinguished Alumni Award honors those whose exemplary professional and personal contributions result in national or international visibility both for themselves and for Boise State University.
TOM CARLILE, ’73, CEO, Boise Cascade Company
Tom Carlile graduated from Boise State in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and began what has become a 40-year career with Boise Cascade Company, a national building products manufacturing and distribution company headquartered in Boise and publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Today, Carlile leads Boise Cascade’s 5,000 employees and its $3 billion operation as chief executive officer and one of its directors. During his career he has filled numerous leadership roles throughout the company including executive vice president and chief financial officer, and vice president, controller and information services. Carlile was a member of the Boise State University College of Business and Economics Advisory Council. He has also served on the advisory board for FM Global, a commercial and industrial property insurance company, and is past chair of the Treasure Valley American Red Cross.
He and Bernice, his wife of 45 years, have three children and three grandchildren. They are all die-hard Bronco football fans.
Troy Hyatt, associate professor, is the new chair for the Department of Accountancy. Hyatt received his PhD from the University of Arizona and his B.A. and M.A. from Brigham Young University. Hyatt has taught undergraduate and graduate classes in financial accounting for over 20 years, with his research interest including judgement and decision making in auditing and financial reporting.
“My goal is to keep the accounting program moving forward and building on the great successes we have had in the past,” Hyatt said. “Specifically, I hope we can build on the great relationships we have with the business community through our Accounting Advisory Council and our internship and mentoring programs.”
Prior to teaching, Hyatt work as an auditor with a Big Four CPA firm and then in the financial reporting department of a publicly-traded company.
A group 12 COBE students studied abroad this summer, taking Management Accounting for Business Processes, taught in Singapore by accountancy professor, Michael Lee. The group traveled to Nanyang Technological University, a world-ranked university, to understand differences in culture and its impact on business processes for three weeks. They learned from case studies, high-profile guest speakers and visited key Singaporean businesses. With Asia’s strong economic presence, it’s become increasingly important for business majors to understand international processes to create and sustain working relationships. While abroad, the students had the chance to interact and network with other students abroad, business professionals and international companies. These interactions developed friendships as well as business connections.
The program received rave reviews from the students. You can read their accounts and see their pictures here.
COBE accounting professor Paul Bahnson along with Paul Miller, professor of accounting at University of Colorado Springs, spoke at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 25, 2013. Over 700 people attended this year’s conference and Bahnson estimates a couple of hundred were present for his 75-minute general session on “Innovative Financial Reporting: From the Inside Out.” Bahnson was among an impressive list of speakers. Information from Bahnson’s presentation was used by senior editor Emily Chasan in an article in the Wall Street Journal CFO Journal titled “Four Reasons Non-GAAP Metrics are Exploding” and excerpts from Chasan’s article were in the Wall Street Journal’s Morning Ledger
Michael Lee, assistant professor of accountancy, and Nicholas Gaudioso Jr, graduate assistant, penned a column for the Idaho Statesman Business Insider
As part of the Boise State on Business Series, Companies Must Balance Business Feelings and Facts, written by Michael Lee and Nicholas Gaudioso Jr., was in the Idaho Statesman Business Insider today, June 25, 2013. Read it here.
In a collaborative effort, Beta Alpha Psi chapters Eta Lambda Chapter, Idaho State University and Zeta Psi Chapter, Boise State University presented the Ethics and Sustainability Symposium on May 3 at Boise State with approximately 190 attendees. Beta Alpha Psi students were heavily involved in the planning and execution of the event.
The Keynote Address — Accountants as Stewards of the Capital Markets: A Professional Responsibility, was given by Angeli E. Weller, Managing Partner, Weller Worldwide, LLC; Former Director of Ethics, KPMG LLP. Other participants and events were:
The Ethics of Social Media, Panel Discussion — Lealan Miller, Partner and Director, Government Service s Group, Eide Bailey, LLP; Susan Park, JD, Assistant Professor, MCB&E, Boise State University; David C. Smith, Managing Partner, Valens Point, LLC; Moderator: Celia Renner, Ph.D., faculty adviser, Zeta Psi Chapter.
What Would You Do? Interactive Professional Ethics Challenges — Moderators: Dawn Konichek, incoming faculty adviser, Eta Lambda Chapter; Dan Fox, incoming faculty adviser, Zeta Psi Chapter.
Plenary Panel Beyond Financial Reporting: The Future of Sustainability and Integrated Reporting — Rich Garber, Director of Environment, Boise, Inc.; Marisa Mackey, Associate Director, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board; Brad Sparks, Director, Global Citizenship, KPMG LLP; Moderator: Priscilla R. Reis, Ph.D., faculty adviser, Eta Lambda Chapter.
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This past Saturday, April 6, a team of four COBE accountancy students placed third in the annual Seattle University/KPMG Financial Accounting Case Competition. Team members are Rhonda Apsley, Zach Bolen, Dana Cameron and Lucas Cooperrider.
COBE’s Department of Accountancy has been participating in this competition since it began five years ago. Our students have always done a fine job and represented the university well, but this is the first year we have had a team place in the top three.
“Our students did an outstanding job,” said faculty advisor Troy Hyatt. “In fact, the judges commented that the top three teams were extremely close in scoring and it was very difficult to rank them. There were only tenths of one point that separated the three top teams from each other.”
The topic of the case was Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and the problems they had. The case dealt with several accounting topics including loss contingencies, subsequent events, warranty obligations and disclosure issues.
Congratulations Rhonda, Zach, Dana and Lucas.
COBE Accounting/Finance Student Nick Gaudioso is Named One of Boise State University’s Top Ten Scholars
Top Ten Scholar is one of the highest honors awarded to a Boise State student. Nick Gaudioso, a COBE student was selected for this honor. Gaudioso, from Boise, will graduate from the Honors College with a bachelor of business administration in accountancy and finance. He currently is a research assistant for the Accountancy Department and works with professor Michael Lee to develop cost accounting systems for local companies.
Gaudioso has conducted various research projects at Boise State and co-wrote two articles discussing growth analysis that were featured in the Idaho Statesman. As part of his research, he has worked with PKG Solutions and other companies to improve their costing systems. During his junior year, he had the opportunity to represent Boise State in the KPMG/Seattle University Accounting Competition and in 2011 participated in an Eide Bailly summer leadership program.
Gaudioso also has been active on campus as the vice president, budget director and student funding board officer for ASBSU, and he served on the Boise State Executive Budget Committee, the Student Media Board, the Scholarship Committee, the Bookstore Advisory Board, the Homecoming Committee and the Honors Student Advisory Board. Gaudioso also participated in the Honors Student Association as treasurer and vice president. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Joseph Hutchinson Memorial Scholarship, the Roger Martell Endowment Scholarship and the Don Day Honors Business Scholarship. Gaudioso’s study abroad in San Sebastián, Spain, in the summer of 2012 is representative of his dedication to pursuing new and challenging adventures. Upon graduation, he will continue to expand his knowledge of accounting in graduate school, with a focus in managerial accounting.
Gaudioso’s honored faculty member is Michael Lee, assistant professor of accountancy.
Jared Musick has been selected for a one-year internship at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, CT. The program is exceedingly competitive with only a handful of interns chosen each year from a large pool of nominees submitted by the accounting programs from many of the leading US business schools. Jared graduated in December 2011 with a 2nd undergraduate degree in accountancy and master of science in accountancy.This is an honor for Jared and he is thrilled to have been selected. Jared starts his internship in February. Accountancy faculty member Paul Bahnson nominated Jared and said, “I am elated that Jared made it through the daunting selection process. It speaks volumes about Jared. He is an impressive individual.”