March 1, 2017

CARTERVILLE — For the accounting team at John A. Logan College, it was clearly a significant return on investment.

JALC’s team of five students — Emily Kerrens of Murphysboro, Niven Trefftzs of Nashville, Katie Sandusky of Benton, McKenzie Mohring of West Frankfort, and Judith George of West Frankfort — won first place at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s 19th Annual Accounting Challenge last week in the community college division.

“The College was represented by some of the best accounting students that I have had while teaching at John A. Logan College,” said Lora Hines, chair of business, computer science, and mathematics. “These students strive to do their best in regards to their studies, jobs, as well as extra-curricular actives.”

Hines added, “This team invested a lot of time enhancing their knowledge in financial and managerial accounting and it paid off. I’m very proud that this team brought the first place trophy back to campus.”

In addition, “It is an honor each year to attend the Accounting Challenge with my students as we truly have the most dedicated students in business and accounting programs,” Hines said. “We have taken first place for many years and it shows that our curriculums prepare students to move forward in their education and career.”

SIUC’s accounting competition is supported by the university’s School of Accounting and the Accounting Circle.