William Ferrara, professor of accounting emeritus at Stetson and Pennsylvania State Universities, received the 2007 Lifetime Contribution Award from the Management Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association, sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs.

The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant mark on management accounting education, research and practice. Ferrara was honored for his research on financial planning and control systems and their integration with external financial reports.

 Prior to his 2000 retirement, Ferrara was the David M. Beights Professor of Accounting at Stetson University in Deland, Fla. His past awards include the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Alumni Association of DePaul University and the Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Alumnus Award from Michigan State University.

During his tenure in accounting education, he garnered six MBA Excellence in Teaching Awards from Penn State and the Golden Apple Award from Stetson.          

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