VERMILLION, S.D. – Chu Bing Sabrina McMullin ‘16 was recently named a recipient of the Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) for her top CPA examination score.
McMullin is a 2016 graduate of the University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business Master of Professional Accountancy program. She is one of 58 individuals receiving the Elijah Watt Sells Award out of the 102,323 individuals who sat for the CPA Examination in 2016.
According to the AICPA, “This award was bestowed upon CPA candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the Examination on their first attempt and completed testing in 2016.” The award was established in 1923 to recognize exceptional performance on the CPA Examination.
McMullin is employed with YRC Worldwide, Inc. in Overland Park, Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Nanyang Technological University.
“The University of South Dakota is fortunate to attract high quality students like Sabrina to its online Master of Professional Accountancy program,” said Thomas Davies, chair of the division of accounting and finance. “Receiving this prestigious award is testimony to her intelligence, dedication and hard work. These attributes, coupled with our program’s rigor and faculty efforts to provide an outstanding learning experience, are the reasons why USD’s graduate degrees are nationally recognized.”