HPU Accounting Students To Take Part In Daylong Mock Investigation

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 17, 2009 ? High Point University will host Criminal Investigation agents from the IRS for a daylong mock investigation, called “The Adrian Project,” for accounting majors. The event will be held on Oct. 1 and is not open to the public.
The event will be a multi-part endeavor that involves forensic accounting, interviewing witnesses and obtaining a subpoena, which culminates in the arrest of a perpetrator.
Students who participate in the event will commit their entire day to the project, says George Noxon, associate professor and chair of the Accounting, Finance & Economics Department at HPU.
“This is an extraordinary opportunity for these students to learn about forensic accounting and careers with the IRS,” Noxon says. “We will be providing opportunities for our students to establish relationships with professionals who are very interested in hiring our accounting graduates in the near future.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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