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Larry_EvansLarry Evans, partner at Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, has received the 2013 Distinguished Accounting Alum Award from the Department of Accounting and Information Management in the College of Business Administration.

“Since the Department of Accounting and Information Management was first recognized in 1925, it has had thousands of bright young men and women come through its doors,” said department head Bruce Behn. “While many have made contributions to the profession, the UT Distinguished Accounting Alum recipients have demonstrated the highest level of professional and personal excellence throughout their careers and have built their companies and significantly improved the organizations and communities that they have been a part of.”

Evans received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1969 and a Master of Business Administration in 1971. He didn’t become interested in accounting, however, until after being honorably discharged from the US Army. He returned to UT and enrolled in twelve accounting classes. He completed the classes in two quarters, giving him enough hours to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam.

Evans worked as a manager with an international accounting firm before co-founding his own accounting practice, Evans Snyder and Co., in 1977. After a series of mergers, the firm is now known as Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP.

Evans has served on the department’s Accounting Roundtable and on the College of Business Administration Advisory Council to the Dean. He regularly visits UT, speaks to students, and recruits for his company. He also is responsible for the scholarships Dixon Hughes Goodman funds for UT accounting students. Evans is known among his peers and the community for his dedication and commitment to clients.

Previous Distinguished Accounting Alum Award recipients include Bill Snodgrass (1998), Emerson Fly and Ed Boling (2004), Herbert Rhea (2007), Jim Shelby (2009), and Renda Burkhart (2012).


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