Concord University Seniors Receive Wvscpa Awards

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 24 2012

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Office of Advancement Oct. 25, 2012
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. - Two Concord University seniors were honored by the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants during the Southern Chapter Student Night held in September.

Adam Pauley of Whitesville, W.Va., and April Thomason Hensley of Athens, W.Va., are both recipients of 2012 Outstanding Accounting Senior Awards. Both students are also campus leaders academically and with extracurricular activities.

Pauley was named runner-up for the Outstanding Accounting Senior Award for all of West Virginia. He received a plaque of recognition along with a cash prize of $500.

Hensley was selected as the Outstanding Accounting Senior for Concord. She was awarded a cash prize of $250 and a plaque of recognition.

“Adam Pauley and April Hensley are two of the hardest working students on campus,” Dr. Cindi Khanlarian, associate professor of accounting, said. “The thing that makes them both special is that they study.... and when they don’t understand a part, they go see their professor and ask questions. They want to learn and they work hard at it.”

Pauley is a student representative on the Concord University Board of Governors. He has also served with the Student Government Association and as a resident assistant and student ambassador with the Office of Admissions.

He received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State and studied abroad at the University of Salzburg in Austria during the 2012 spring semester. He is also a Harry S. Truman Scholarship finalist.

A Bonner Scholar and a McNair Scholar, Pauley is a member of the West Virginia Campus Compact Student Advisory Board, the Concord University Service Counsel and the West Virginia State Advisory Council of Students. He is part of Concord’s Honors Program and a member of Blue Key Honor Society and Concord’s Accounting Society. He was named Concord University Homecoming Royalty in 2010.

“I met Adam Pauley when he took my Intermediate Accounting II early this fall,” Dr. Jie Luo, assistant professor of accounting, said. “I can witness his strong interest in accounting and motivation to move forward with his education. Adam is among the most hard-working students I’ve met…Getting the prestigious distinction he was granted is therefore not a surprise. Adam is a live example of what high commitment to study can do at Concord University.”

April is a member of the Concord University Investment Club and served as the organization’s vice president from fall 2010 through spring 2102. She is a member of Gamma Beta Phi and a WVCPA student member. She is also a Dean’s List student. 

April has been honored for outstanding public service to the community for providing free income tax preparation assistance through the VITA program. This includes recognition from the United States Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service. She plans to continue working with the program in the spring.

“She is majoring in two distinct areas, and her GPA is quite high given the high efforts required to master two different areas of knowledge,” Luo, who is April’s advisor, said. “I regard April as a quite promising scholar, whose presence should honor any respected university in the USA. Her example can inspire other fellow students at Concord.”



Concord University students Adam Pauley and April Hensley receive 2012 Outstanding Accounting Senior Awards from the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants.