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  • Class of 1921

    Ph.D. Alumni Reunion and Conference

    A Centennial Celebration

Accounting Ph.D. Reunion

In 1912, Professor Spurgeon Bell taught the first accounting class at The University of Texas. Twenty-two years later, in 1934, Lloyd Raisty earned the first Texas Ph.D. in accounting, making our program one of the oldest and most venerated in the nation. Since then, 279 accounting Ph.D.s have been conferred by the graduate school at The University of Texas.

The University of Texas is a well-known producer of top researchers and educators in accounting. The influence of our Ph.D. program continues to grow as our graduates carry the tradition of Texas scholarship to universities around the world.

We invite you to join us in Austin on November 1 – November 3, 2012 for a reunion and research conference for Texas Ph.D. graduates.

Together we will celebrate 100 years of excellence!

Thursday Roundtable Discussions - November 1, 2012

The one-hour roundtable discussions of teaching take place from 4 – 5 p.m. in the following conference rooms in the McCombs School of Business:

  • Managerial Accounting and Audit - Led by Steve Buchheit (1997, Texas Tech University)
    MCS Conference Room (CBA 2.206)
  • Financial Accounting - Led by Dennis Chambers (1996, Kennesaw State University)
    MSB Conference Room (CBA 6.420)
  • Tax – Led by Shelley Rhoades-Catanach (1995, Villanova University)
    Accounting Department Conference Room (CBA 4M.222)

Thursday Dinner - November 1, 2012

The Department will host a reception and dinner for alumni, current faculty and doctoral students. The dinner will be held at the AT&T Conference Center (Conference Room 301). After dinner we will continue with a no-host reception to which we hope you will bring your spouses and any other family members who are with you.

Register to attend the Thursday dinner today!

Research Conference- November 2, 2012

The Department will host a research conference (including continental breakfast and lunch) that showcases current research by four graduates from our program. See the link in the left margin of this page for details on the conference presenters.

Friday, November 2 - Etter-Harbin Alumni Center
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Continental breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. – First paper presentation – Richard Sansing        Conference Paper
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. – Break
10:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Second paper presentation – Pat Hopkins     Conference Paper
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. –  Lunch
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. – Third paper presentation – Margaret Christ    Conference Paper
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. – Break
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. – Fourth paper presentation – Bill Mayew           Conference Paper             Supplementary material for the interested reader
3:30 p.m. – Conference adjourns
Register to attend the research conference.

Saturday Reunion Dinner - November 3, 2012

For those alumni living in Austin or staying in Austin for the weekend, we invite you to join faculty and current Ph.D. students at the Salt Lick for a dinner on Saturday evening.

Register to attend the Saturday dinner.


Please note that the AT&T Center no longer has rooms available at the discounted rate for Friday evening.

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 404-3600
To book a room call AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center Hotel Reservations at 512-404-1900 or 877-744-8822 toll free and indicate you will be attending the Fall Accounting Alumni Conference to get the special nightly rate ($169).