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UI accounting graduate student wins national award

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Nicole Thorne, a doctoral student in accounting at the University of Iowa College of Business Administration, has received the 1997-98 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Doctoral Fellowship.

The fellowship, which carries an $8,000 stipend, is awarded to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding academic success and show promise as future professors of accounting.

Thorne, a native of Clinton, Md., is one of 14 students nationally selected by AICPA's Minority Initiatives Committee to receive the award this year.

AICPA, founded in 1887, is the largest professional association for certified public accountants in the country, with 328,000 members nationally.