Linda Perry, a senior lecturer in the Department of Accounting, recently received a 2001 Outstanding Educator Award from the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. The award recognizes Texas accounting educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom as well as distinguish themselves through service to the accounting profession. Recipients of the annual award are selected from four categories, including community college, small, medium and large universities or colleges.

Perry, who joined the accounting faculty in 1983, has without question proven that she is an effective teacher, says Jim Benjamin, accounting department head, who nominated her for the award.

“I believe that Linda has been a highly successful teacher because she will not settle for less than the best in her own efforts and those of her students,” wrote Benjamin in the nomination letter. “She truly inspires students to their best efforts and to achieve beyond their own expectations.”

In addition to the CPA award, Perry has received several teaching awards while at A&M, including college and university-level awards from the Association of Former Students. In 1994, she received a President’s Special Citation for extraordinary commitment, service and devotion to the students of Texas A&M from the Brazos Valley chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.