CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Illinois CPA Society recently honored Simon Petravick, PhD, CPA, CIA, with their 2011 Outstanding Educator Award. The award recognizes Illinois educators at a community college, college, or university who excel in their leadership and teaching, and who have made continuous and outstanding contributions to accounting education in the state.
Currently in his 20th year of teaching, Petravick serves as academic adviser to 25 accounting students, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and is the faculty adviser for Bradley's award-winning Beta Alpha Psi chapter. Outside of the classroom, Petravick conducts research on the uses of technology to improve accounting and auditing and has published over 20 papers. His enthusiasm comes from his enjoyment of what he teaches and his feeling that it is one of his duties as an educator to connect his students with opportunities, both professionally and in the community.
Those who nominated Petravick speak to his ability to challenge students to deliver their best work while inspiring them to take a deeper interest in the material. Students also express the value of his methods, including utilizing technology to keep students involved and invested in the subject matter.
A resident of Washington, Illinois, Petravick received an M.S. in Accountancy from DePaul University and a B.S. from Loyola University Chicago. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. An Illinois CPA Society member since 1983, Petravick has been involved in numerous committees, including the Auditing and Assurance Services committee and is currently the vice-president of the Central Chapter.
About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, founded in 1903, is the fourth largest state CPA Society in the nation, with more than 24,000 members. It is the premier professional organization that represents CPAs in Illinois. During its over 100 years of existence, the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and has been a leader in educating the public on financial issues.
SOURCE Illinois CPA Society