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KNOXVILLE — Team Titans, a group of students from the Department of Accounting and Information Management at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, needs your votes.

Team Titans, (l to r) Daniel Aycock, R.J. Lusk, Camille Crumpton, Johannah Reed
Team Titans, (l to r) Daniel Aycock, R.J. Lusk, Camille Crumpton, Johannah Reed

Team Titans is one of 10 teams to make the semifinals in the highly competitive 2010 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Accounting Competition. This is the first year for the competition.

Team Titans consists of team captain, Camille Crumpton, accounting major, and team members Daniel Aycock, accounting and international business major, R.J. Lusk, logistics major, and Johannah Reed, environmental studies major.

Based on the public’s votes and AICPA judges’ scores, three finalists will be selected to travel to New York City this January to present their proposals to the AICPA board of directors. First- and second-place teams win $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. A total of 64 teams submitted proposals nationwide.

Public voting begins today and continues through Nov. 19. Log onto http://www.thiswaytocpa.com/vote to view each semi-finalist’s proposal and vote for the team of your choice.

The competition required each team to pose as the director of finance for Umstead Hotel & Spa, a North Carolina luxury hotel, and submit a proposal suggesting three hotel sustainability initiatives. The initiatives could not compromise a guest’s five-star experience.


Cindy Raines (865-974-4359, craines1@utk.edu)