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Larzette G. Hale – A Leader Who Made an Impact - July 2012

The June 2012 issue of the Journal of Accountancy lists Larzette G. Hale as one of 125 people who “left a mark on the accounting profession.”  In celebration of the AICPA’s 125th anniversary, the Journal of Accountancy identified 125 people who have made a significant impact on the profession since 1887.

In 1955, Larzette became the first African-American woman CPA to earn a PhD in accounting. She was head of the USU School of Accountancy for 13 years. She was national president of Beta Alpha Psi and the American Woman’s Society of CPAs.