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Miller Awarded Finkelman Accounting Scholarship at Concord College

Miller Awarded Finkelman Accounting Scholarship at Concord College

Athens, W.Va. - Shane Miller of Beckley has been selected by the Concord College Accounting faculty to receive the institution’s Harry Finkelman Accounting Scholarship for the 2000-2001 academic year. Miller and his parents, Ray and Nellie Miller, were honored at a dinner on May 2, hosted by Mr. Finkelman and wife, Estelle. Also attending the dinner were Dr. J. Douglas Machesney, Concord’s Vice President for Development, and his wife Carolyn.

Miller is a 1996 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School and is a senior accounting major at Concord College where he plans to graduate in December 2000. Shane plans to take additional summer courses in order to attain the required 150 hours to make him eligible to take the CPA exam next fall.

"I was always good at math in school. Both my brother and sister graduated from Concord with teaching degrees and I know the accounting program at Concord is highly regarded," said Miller.

Finkelman said, "Whenever we award these scholarships, I feel as if I am being honored again." The funds to create this annual scholarship came from Finkelman’s former students when he retired from his 32-year teaching career in 1981. Finkelman then told Miller, "I am as proud of my accounting students and recipients of this scholarship as I would be if they were our children. I know you will do Concord College proud, me proud and your parents proud."

Machesney told Miller, "The Finkelman Scholarship is meaningful in the accounting circles in West Virignia. Harry is ‘Mr. Accounting’ in West Virginia. He was the first Certified Public Accountant to teach full-time in West Virginia. Anyone chosen for this honor is destined to do well."

Mr. Finkelman complimented Mr. and Mrs. Miller for their roles in helping their son to succeed. Miller is the 19th recipient of the scholarship.

The Finkelman Scholarship was the first Concord College scholarship created for a person who was still living and of those created since, it remains the largest of this type. Finkleman, a resident of Princeton, is a member of the Concord College Foundation Board of Directors and was the public address announcer for all the College’s home football games for over 50 years.

For more information, call the Office of Development at 1-304-384-5317 or the Concord College Division of Business and Economics at 1-304-384-5244.


Concord College Notes: Concord graduates have a history of high performance on post-exit examinations, such as the CPA licensure examination, and they report themselves to be satisfied in their careers.

The division is fortunate to have highly credentialed full-time business faculty, with 82% holding doctorates or CPA credentials. Adjunct instructors also hold impressive credentials. Among them are two Ph.D.s, six Juris Doctorates, four MBAs, six CPAs, and an assortment of other professional degrees. These individuals are actively involved in the business community and generally hold high-ranking positions, which give them an experience base helpful to students.


Shane Miller Receives Award from Harry Finkelman.