Dixon Hughes, the largest certified public accounting firm based in the Southeast, has pledged a gift of $250,000 to the Tull School of Accounting at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business.
In recognition of the pledge, which will be paid over the next five years, the Tull School of Accounting will designate a Dixon Hughes Teaching Fellow. The funds for the teaching fellowship will be used to support faculty research and teaching, student organizations and scholarships, and other priorities for the school.
"Dixon Hughes has been a longtime supporter of the Tull School and a frequent recruiter of our top students," said Ben Ayers, the school's director. "This is a very significant investment in the school and speaks loudly of their commitment to our students and faculty. We thank them for their very generous support."
UGA's School of Accounting was one of the first in the nation to be established as a separate professional school within a college of business. In 1982, it was renamed the J.M. Tull School of Accounting after receiving an endowment from the J.M. Tull Charitable Foundation of Atlanta. The school's undergraduate and master's programs are ranked among the top 10 by Public Accounting Report and rated among the top 20 accounting programs by U.S. News & World Report, and the school's faculty is well known for its teaching, research and service to the accounting profession.
Dixon Hughes ranks among the nation's top 20 CPA firms, with a staff of more than 1,200 located in eight states. The firm provides a wide array of assurance, tax and consulting services to clients of all sizes. More information is available at www.dixon-hughes.com.