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Dr. Michele Ganon receives CTCPA Educator of Excellence Award

Dr. Michele Ganon with CTCPA Treasurer Muhammad Malloy, CPA
Dr. Michele Ganon with CTCPA Treasurer Muhammad Malloy, CPA (Photo courtesy of CTCPA)
Dr. Michele Ganon with CTCPA Treasurer Muhammad Malloy, CPA (Photo courtesy of CTCPA)

DANBURY, Connecticut — Western Connecticut State University Accounting Department Chair Dr. Michele Ganon received an Educator of Excellence (“Eddy”) award from the Connecticut Society of CPAs in June.

In announcing the award, CTCPA wrote in a press release: “The nomination that her student submitted is a true testament to her commitment to education and to her students: ‘Dr. Ganon has consistently demonstrated exceptional dedication, expertise, and passion in cultivating a dynamic learning environment for students. Her unwavering commitment to academic excellence, innovative teaching methodologies, and mentorship has profoundly impacted countless students and colleagues alike.

‘She continuously works to keep students ahead of the curve by always keeping us up to date on changes in the CPA exam, the availability of internships and scholarships throughout the region (including those made available via the CTCPA), and for her continuous support with our own Accounting Society, where we show visiting firms and guest speakers that our students are ready to begin a career in accounting right out of the gate.

‘Dr. Ganon’s ability to impart complex accounting principles with clarity and enthusiasm fosters a deep understanding and appreciation for the subject matter. She also clearly shows the value and importance of obtaining the CPA to all students in the accounting program. It is with great admiration and respect that I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Ganon for this well-deserved recognition.’”

Ganon has taught Accounting at WCSU’s AACSB-accredited Ancell School of Business for three decades.

“The Accounting Department prepares students for their first professional positions,” Ganon said. “We’re fortunate in that the CPA license has a clear curricula roadmap. The best part of my job as chair, is finding ways for students to take the fastest route and navigate obstacles as they occur.”


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