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MC Graduate Patricia Munn Receives Statewide CPA Honor

July 18, 2013

A Mississippi College graduate, Patricia Polk Munn was recently honored by the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.

An accounting instructor since 1986 at the University of Southern Mississippi, Munn received the organization’s Outstanding Educator award at its annual June 22 convention at the Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort in Florida.

With over 2,600 CPAs, the Ridgeland-based group works to improve the profession and better serve the public. Created in 1920, the MSCPA also establishes and enforces public accountancy laws.

Munn received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish & English at Mississippi College in 1967. She earned a master’s in Spanish Education at the University of South Carolina in 1976 and ten years later received an MPA from Southern Miss in accounting.

During her career spanning more than two decades on the Hattiesburg campus, Munn received the Aubrey K. and Ella Ginn Lucas Award for Excellence in the College of Business. The Mississippian was selected for the Outstanding Faculty Award from the USM Athletic Department in 2006.

A former Jones County Junior College accounting instructor, Munn has served as faculty advisor to Beta Alpha Psi from 1986 through 2009 at Southern Miss. It is the accounting honorary society.

MC leaders applaud Munn for receiving her new statewide honor.

“This is a great achievement by a Mississippi College graduate!,” says Lisa Williams of the MC alumni office.

Photo: MC graduate Patricia Munn, an accounting instructor at the University of Southern Mississippi