College of Business Administration Retired Prof. is Outstanding Accounting Educator
The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) has announced that retired Kent State University Professor Norman R. Meonske, Ph.D, was named the 2011 Outstanding Accounting Educator recently at the American Accounting Association Ohio Region (AAA) meeting in Dublin.
Co-sponsored by OSCPA and AAA, the 2011 Outstanding Ohio Accounting Educator Award is presented annually to a college professor whose teaching and dedication to students have positively impacted the accounting profession.
Meonske will also be recognized at OSCPA’s Members Summit & Annual Meeting on June 16 in Columbus.
Meonske served as a professor of Accounting at Kent State University’s College of Business Administration in Kent before his retirement in 2010.
Chosen by his colleagues for his “immense service to the professional community” and his “commitment to students and the CPA profession,” Meonske leaves a 38-year legacy of shaping students and the accounting profession in Ohio.
During his tenure, Meonske has served as the accounting internship coordinator and the advisor for accounting student organizations at KSU. Most recently, he has worked with the design and delivery of online classes for undergraduate and executive MBA students.
Meonske has also been lauded for developing and delivering continuing profession education to accounting professionals, including an online Accountancy Board of Ohio-approved ethics course for CPAs. A published author in several academic journals, he has made more than 250 professional presentations to CPAs across Ohio and beyond as a thought leader in the industry.
One of his most successful endeavors is the annual Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Conference hosted at KSU which Meonske started 36 years ago. Since then, he has helped grow the conference into a nationally-recognized accounting event.
Even in retirement, Meonske continues to help students reach their dream of becoming a CPA through the Norman R. Meonske Endowed Scholarship Fund.
The Ohio Society of CPAs, established in 1908, represents more than 22,000 CPAs in business, education, government and public accounting.