OKLAHOMA CITY — An East Central University professor was honored with the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants 2018 Outstanding Accounting Educator Award during the Oklahoma Accounting Educators Conference on April 7 at Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City.

Julie Lee, CPA, a professor of accounting at ECU in Ada, became the 37th recipient of the prestigious award. Lee received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from East Central University and is currently working on a doctorate of education at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

In addition to her duties as a professor, she is also a member of the ECU Faculty Senate and the Library Committee at ECU, as well as serving on the Department and School of Business Accounting Scholarship and Accounting Curriculum committees.

A student of this year’s honoree said, “Students typically do very well in her classes, not because the classes are easier than others, but because we learn more from her. Her tests aren’t easy, but she prepares us.”

Lee belongs to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Ada Chapter of the OSCPA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. She has been nominated for the ECU Teaching Excellence Award and has received the NASBA Center for the Public Trust Campus Making a Difference Award, the Chickasaw Nation Endowed Professorship in Accounting and the Exceeded Standards in Teaching Award.

In conjunction with her award, Lee will receive a scholarship from the OSCPA to award to an accounting student of her choice.

The Outstanding Accounting Educator Award recognizes distinguished educators for teaching excellence, innovating educational techniques, motivating students and contributing to the accounting profession.

To learn more or to nominate an accounting educator, visit www.oscpa.com.