CPA Society Awards

Making a Difference award

This award is to recognize contributions made by a society member, in such areas as community service, education, or the CPA association. The award may recognize contributions in one or more of these three areas. More than one award may be presented in a given year. A recipients must be a CPA and a Society member. Nomination due by July 31.  Application

Award Recipients:
2009  James G. Stewart
2011  Harris Widmer
2012  James Schmidt
2013  Rick Lee
2014  Gordy Smith
2017  Elise Siverson

Prior to 2009, three separate awards were available. Recipients are listed below.

Outstanding Educator
1990 
Joan Houston
1991  
Rod Medalen
1992  
Dick King
1993  
DuWayne Wacker
1995  
Mary Loyland
1997  
Carol Dobitz
1998  
Mary Bader
1999  
James Hansen
2000  
Jay Wahlund
2001  
Terry Knoepfle
2002  
Boyd Binde
2005  
Harold H. Wilde
2006  
Art Hiltner
2007  
George & Marlane Sanderson

Public Service
1982  
Charles E. Bailly
1983  
Stan Hoistad
1984  
Ludwik Kulas
1985  
Shirley R. Martz
1987  
Loyd Orser
1989  
Harris Widmer
1991 
Robert Spolum
1992  
Lyle Johnson
1996  
Frank Kadlec
1997  
Wayne Bradley
1999  
Stan Sandvik
2006  
Mary Jo Richard

Outstanding Volunteer
20
03  
Faye Miller
2004  
Stan Sandvik
2005  
Tom Ribb
2006  
Nikki Schmaltz
             Dennis Fuhrman
2007  
Rod Melby
2008  
Terry Delaney

Membership Milestones

The Society recognizes members at various membership milestones. Certificates are awarded for 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 years of continuous membership.

Board of Directors Scholarship

The recipient is to be a Society member or affiliate, who intends to write the CPA Exam and become a CPA. Applicants are to provide a narrative about why they are pursuing the CPA credential (less than 150 words). Applicants should apply online, and they are to have completed Intermediate Accounting by application time.  Click here to apply.

This award is a re-tooling of an award presented in the past under the name of Roy Janz, one of North Dakota’s first CPAs. His certificate number was number 18, granted in 1925. Mr. Janz served as President of the North Dakota CPA Society from 1948 to 1949. Applications due Dec 31.

Award Recipients:
2009  Calvin Rehbein
2010  Audrey Helm
2011  Kristen Foss
2012  Eric Haas
2013  Dylan McDaniel
2014  Kaylee Kempel, Dawn Seaver, Taylor Erickson, Laura Grabanski, Kinsey Holm
2015  Lorraine Davis, Frida Ballesteros, Breann Harm, Danielle Schroeder, Christopher Johnson
2016  Kathleen Martinson, Kenady Martinson, Sierre Serhienko, Michael Korf, Isaac Schwehr

CPA Exam Performance

These awards recognize strong results on the CPA Exam. The awards are to be presented to the 3 candidates with the highest composite Exam scores, provided they pass all four parts on their first attempt, within the 18 month conditioning period. To be eligible, an individual must be a North Dakota exam candidate, a graduate of a ND or border city college, and have completed the Exam during the last year prior to Convention (ending with the most recent April/May window). Staff selects the recipients based on the award criteria.

Life Membership

This award recognizes long-standing Society participation. The recipient must be a CPA and retired (not employed full time, and 60 or older). Generally the award will be presented to a CPA who has been actively involved over a number of years. To nominate or apply for life membership, simply prepare a brief recommendation letter and email it to the Society office, mail@ndcpas.org. Nominations due May 15.

Past Recipients

Oliver Eide, 1978
Gerald Conoboy, 1978
Harold Ikelman, 1978
RD Koppenhaver, 1979
Carl Person, 1979
Michael Zine, 1983
Oscar Hay, 1983
Rudoph Ludvigson, 1983
Erv Weber, 1985
Stan Hoistad, 1987
Baldwin Martz, 1988
Shirley Martz, 1988
Russell W. Anderson, 1988
Loyd Orser, 1989
Jim Blomquist, 1990
Dan Kratochvil, 1992
Paul Storsteen, 1992
Ben Hahn, 1993
Fred Mannes, 1993
Dale Boelz, 1995
Ludwick Kulas, 1995
Gordon Bartholomay, 1996
Robert J. Hoover, 1996
C. J. Whalen, 1999
Duane Loven, 2000
Chet Nelson, 2000
Rod Medalen, 2001
Rod Wilson, 2004
Lynn Wyum, 2004
Gary D. Hovdestad, 2005
Darold D. Rath, 2005
Don Bostrom, 2006
Terry McKenna, 2006
Jerry Olson, 2007
Robert Brostrom, 2009
Dominic St. Peter, 2009
Frank Kadlec, 2010
Gary L. Anderson, 2010
Paul Drees, 2011
Jim Stewart, 2011
Dave Riskey, 2012
Rod Melby, 2012
Warren Kitzan, 2012
Dennis Fuhrman, 2013
Tom Ribb, 2013
Jim M. Thompson, 2014
Jerry Strom, 2014
Nicholas Voller, 2015
Lloyd Case, 2015
John Wall, 2015
Joan Houston, 2016
Gordy Smith, 2016
Nikki Schmaltz, 2017

North Dakota CPA Society
2701 South Columbia Road, Ste D
Grand Forks, ND 58201

Phone: (701) 775-7100 or (877) 637-2727
Email: mail@ndcpas.org

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