Walsh Alumnus Wins Elijah Watt Sells Award

Award Recognizes Outstanding CPA Exam Performance

TROY, Mich., April 30, 2019 — Walsh alumnus Christopher D’Agostino has been awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs. The award recognizes 2018’s top 110 CPA exam performers out of approximately 86,000 test-takers. D’Agostino is one of only three CPA candidates in Michigan to earn the distinction.

The Elijah Watt Sells Award annually recognizes individuals who score a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA exam and pass all four sections on the first attempt. It was founded in 1923 and is named for one of the first CPAs is the United States.

”To simply pass the CPA exam is a career milestone, but winning the Elijah Watt Sells Award is truly a remarkable accomplishment,” said John Black, CPA, CMA, CIA, Chair and Associate Professor of Accounting at Walsh. “We are proud to have had this bright young professional as a student at Walsh. We wish him the very best in his career and look forward to many successes in the future.”

D’Agostino earned his Bachelor of Accountancy from Walsh in 2017 and is currently employed at Rehmann. “I would not have been able to accomplish this feat without the education and tools I received at Walsh,” he said.

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Walsh is an all-business, private, independent, not-for-profit, fully accredited college offering undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees, as well as certificate programs. Founded in 1922, Walsh is one of the region’s largest business schools and Michigan’s third largest graduate business school, offering classes in several locations as well as online. Our nationally ranked programs integrate theory and application to prepare graduates for successful careers. Walsh degree programs include accounting, finance, information technology, management, marketing, taxation and other fields. For more information, please visit www.walshcollege.edu.

Walsh is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.hlcommission.org) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (www.acbsp.org).