Under the direction of Angela Olson, MPA, CPA, an instructor of accounting and finance at USD, the four-day symposium will address educational, career exploration, professional and social aspects of accounting, including field trips to a public accounting firm and additional businesses as well as various classroom activities. Social and team activities will also be incorporated throughout the Institute, which began today.

Students attending the 2008 Summer Accounting Institute include: Sammi Geppert of Plankinton, S.D.; Troy Lambert of Watertown, S.D.; Meagan Boyer, Elizabeth Hoskins, Maggie Rabenberg and Jessica Steffen of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Breonna Oveson of Garretson, S.D.; Andra Varney of Parkston, S.D.; Andrea Groves of Wessington Springs, S.D.; Alana Ablog of Worthington, Minn.; Christie Prussman of Volga, S.D.; Katrina Dyk, Geddes, S.D.; Bethany Nielsen of Rock Valley, Iowa; Devin VanHolsteijn of Spencer, Iowa; and Lance Hubert and Christine Sorensen of Vermillion.

Sponsored by Black Hills Corporation; Cargill; CEO Solutions, INC; Deloitte; Daktronics; Eide Bailly; Greenwood and Crim, P.C.; Kern, DeWenter, Viere, Ltd.; KPMG; McGladrey & Pullen; Sanford Health; Schwan Financial Group, LLC; South Dakota CPA Society; Steven D. Sikorski; and Williams and Company, PC; the 2008 Summer Accounting Institute features more information at www.usd.edu/business/accounting/institute.cfm.

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