Deborah Habel, lecturer of accounting, honored with MICPA award for public service

Mike Ilitch School of Business Lecturer of Accounting Deborah Habel will be honored at the 2020 Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA) Awards.

With more than 19,000 members, MICPA is the leading statewide professional organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the value of the CPA profession. According to MICPA’s website, the awards honor those with outstanding commitment and leadership, both to the CPA profession and in local communities.

Habel is the recipient of MICPA’s 2020 Public Service Award. This award goes to those who lift the contributions of CPAs within their community to the public and encourage CPAs to engage in public service activities.

“As the chair of the MICPA Educator Task Force, Habel strives to keep Wayne State student members connected with the organization, showing careful consideration when advising students on important decisions,” according to the award announcement. “For over 12 years, Habel has driven student volunteerism for Accounting Aid Society’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program through unmatched innovation and support. Her efforts with the program have resulted in returning more than $7 million to struggling families within the community.”

This year’s honorees will be awarded during a special virtual presentation on Oct. 8. A complete list of 2020 award recipients can be found on MICPA’s website, along with information regarding event registration.

About MICPA

The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants is the leading statewide professional organization dedicated to promoting and enhancing the value of the CPA profession. Our more than 19,000 members work in business, education, government and public accounting. Established in 1901, MICPA members serve as trusted advisors for businesses and individuals while embracing the highest standards of professional and ethical performance. For more information, visit www.micpa.org.

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