Two enter Stetson’s Accounting Hall of Fame

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HALL OF FAMERS — The 2018 inductees, Maureen Breakiron-Evans and Vince Brenner, show off plaques indicating their selection to the Stetson University Accounting Hall of Fame.

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HALL OF FAMERS — The 2018 inductees, Maureen Breakiron-Evans and Vince Brenner, show off plaques indicating their selection to the Stetson University Accounting Hall of Fame.

Two Stetson community members were welcomed recently into the Stetson University Accounting Hall of Fame in recognition of their significant career accomplishments and contributions to the accounting program. Maureen Breakiron-Evans, Class of ’76 from Philadelphia and Clearwater, and Vince Brenner, Ph.D., of Port Orange, join nine previous honorees.

Breakiron-Evans, a member of the Stetson University board of trustees since 2013, is a CPA and earned her accounting degree from Stetson University and master’s degrees from Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

She went on to become a partner in the “Big Eight” firm Arthur Andersen, then took executive-level roles in other prominent companies.

Vince Brenner, Ph.D., CPA, is a former professor of accounting at Stetson University who recently retired after 19 years teaching financial accounting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He previously taught at Virginia Tech and Louisiana State University.

He also served on the American Institute of CPAs’ Board of Examiners, where he worked to ensure the quality and integrity of the Uniform CPA Examination.

“Both Vince and Maureen leave a legacy of a lifetime of exemplary work in the accounting profession,” said Valrie Chambers, Ph.D., associate professor of taxation and accounting, and interim chair of the M.E. Rinker, Sr. Institute of Tax and Accountancy.

The Stetson University Accounting Hall of Fame was established to honor retired accounting alumni, faculty and benefactors who have demonstrated significant career accomplishments, contributions to the Stetson accounting program, or contributions to the accounting profession.

Breakiron-Evans and Brenner will be recognized through the inclusion of their names on a plaque that resides in the Rinker Institute of Tax and Accountancy in the Lynn Business Center.

— Marie Dinklage

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