CALIFORNIASan Diego State University has received a $10 million gift to name the university’s school of accountancy the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. The gift was made by Gertrude Lamden in honor of her late husband, Dr. Charles Lamden, who was instrumental in launching SDSU’s College of Business Administration, and had served as professor, chair of the Management and Accounting Departments, and as the college’s first dean. ... Burr, Pilger & Mayer LLP, San Jose, has moved to new offices at 60 S. Market Street, Suite 800.


Horne LLP, Jackson, has launched a new brand identity in concert with its 45th anniversary, including a new logo and a revamp of its Web site,


Benefit Plans Plus LLC, St. Louis, has received the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence’s recordkeeper certification for third-party administrator services and the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries’ Seal of Service for Provider Excellence.


Goldstein Lieberman & Co. LLC, Mahwah, was recently honored for its sponsorship of the Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial, marking the 400th anniversary of Hudson and Champlain's voyages along the river and lake that respectively bear their names, and the 200th anniversary of Fulton's successful steamboat venture.


KPMG LLP, New York City, has received the Connect America 2008 Partner of the Year Award from the Points of Light Institute for its literacy collaboration with First Book. The firm was also ranked No. 3 on Diversity Edge Magazine’s 2008 list of the Best Companies for Diverse Graduates. ... PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York City, has marked the 10th anniversary of its formation from the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand with a joint project with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to raise funds to help build and operate schools for refugee children who have fled the conflict in Darfur. PwC’s leadership has committed to contributing $200,000 to the effort, and sought additional contributions from partners and staff, as well as friends and family.


Peterson Sullivan PLLC, Seattle, has joined Moore Stephens North America Inc., and was named one of the Best Places to Work in Seattle by Seattle Business Monthly.


Aronson & Co. has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Washington, D.C., by the Washington Business Journal.

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