The Bryan School of Business and Economics received a $165,000 gift from accounting firm Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG) to support a scholarship fund and professorship.
“We are very thankful for the generous investment that DHG has made in the Bryan School of Business and Economics,” said Bryan School Dean Mac Banks. “This gift allows us to continue to attract top students and faculty, while strengthening our partnership with one of the nation’s leading accounting firms.”
The DHG Scholarship Fund, established with a gift commitment of $15,000, will support scholarships for high-achieving accounting students in the Bryan School. The DHG Term Professor of Accounting is established with a $150,000 gift commitment, which will support a term professorship for a senior faculty member serving as the head of UNCG’s Department of Accounting and Finance. The search for this faculty member is currently underway.
Recognized as one of the top 20 accounting firms in the nation, DHG is headquartered in Charlotte and has more than 2,000 professionals across 12 states. UNCG and DHG have a longstanding relationship, with more than 40 UNCG alumni presently employed at DHG. In the past five years, 34 UNCG students have completed internships at the firm.
“As an alumnus of UNCG’s accountancy program, I am proud that we are able to give back in a significant way,” said Tom Hazelwood ’87, DHG head of operations and performance for the Carolinas region. “UNCG’s legacy of developing accounting and business leaders is very important to me, as many of our partners, employees and clients are graduates of the program.”
The scholarship fund and professorship gifts will be paid in annual installments over the next five years. Scholarships will be awarded based on merit to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in accounting.
For more information about the Bryan School and its Department of Accounting and Finance, visit bryan.uncg.edu.