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BSC Student Michelle Cales Wins "Outstanding Senior Award" from WV Society of CPAs

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    Tuesday, February 07 2012
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Michelle Cales(Bluefield)—Michelle Cales, a Bluefield State College accounting major, was presented the "Outstanding Senior Award" by the Recruiting & Opportunity Project of the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. The Talcott, WV resident received a $250 cash award and plaque as one of seven students selected to receive individual school awards.

"Professor Paris Lester (Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting) recommended several students as candidates for awards," Cales explained. "We gathered and submitted our transcripts and reference letters, and it was a wonderful surprise to learn that I had been selected as BSC's winner."

Cales returned to college following the death of her husband and is thrilled to have received the award. "I wanted to set an example for my kids, and this proves that something good can come from something bad if you work hard and focus on your goal. The award is an honor for Bluefield State College and an honor for me as the recipient."