Cover of the 2022 issue of Iowa Ledger

Accounting for Greatness

A look at the life and legacy of Professor Dan Collins (BBA68/PhD73) as he retires from the Tippie College of Business.

Cover story

Group photo of the 1997 first year scholars

25 years of First Year Scholars

In 1997, the accounting department began awarding scholarships to promising incoming freshmen. Where are they now?
Tax jeopardy

“I’ll take S corps for 500, Alex”

Tippie hosts the first annual RSM Tax Jeopardy Competition
board room table

The case for the chief accounting officer

According to Tippie's Adrienne Rhodes, firms that elevate their CAO to an executive officer position tend to produce more reliable financial statements.
Anthony Nelson kisses the Lombardi trophy after his Super Bowl win.

Anthony Nelson did not see this coming

Anthony Nelson’s career plan was to get an accounting degree from Tippie, pass the CPA exam, and get a job at a Big Four firm. Instead, he won a Super Bowl.
Drawing of back to back gold office chairs on a black background

Two paths to partner

EY partners Lindsay Abt (BBA99) and Brandon Miller (BBA03)'s individual career experiences prove there are many paths to this coveted position.
Shea Fowler in downtown Chicago

From EMT to PwC

Accounting alum Shea Fowler (BBA94) still geeks out about medicine.
People holding phones

Modern mentorship

The new Early Career Professional Accounting Council offers advice for accounting students and the department
Joyce Berg

Professor Joyce E. Berg retires

Numbers seem like an appropriate way to summarize Professor Joyce Berg’s career. She is, after all, an accounting professor. And the numbers are staggering...
Mark and Bonnie Penno

Professor Mark C. Penno retires

Penno's teachings helped form the reputation of Tippie students being able to think through and analyze problems—one of the reasons our graduates are sought after.
Tom Carroll

Professor Thomas J. Carroll retires

If you ever took a financial reporting or accounting theory class from Professor of Instruction Tom Carroll, you know he put students through their paces.

Behind the scenes

Find out how we made the multi-layered portrait of Dan Collins for this issue’s cover. From his hometown, to his research publications, it’s all there. Were you one of his Ph.D. students? You’re in it too!

The process of making the Dan Collins portrait



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