Grant Ramey, a graduate of Rhodes College with a bachelor’s degree in economics/business (2018) and a master’s degree in accounting (2019), is one of 137 winners of the Elijah Watt Sells Award recently announced by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). The award recognizes outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Examination.
CPA candidates must obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the exam, pass all four sections on their first attempt, and have completed testing in 2019. Nearly 75,000 individuals sat for the CPA Exam in 2019, with only 137 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award.
Ramey works for Ernst & Young, LLP in Cincinnati, OH.
“This is truly a prestigious award, placing Grant above the 99th percentile of the nearly 75,000 candidates who took the CPA Exam in 2019,” says Dr. Pamela Church, director of Rhodes’ M.S. in Accounting program. “With characteristic humility, he praised others for their support, describing the award as ‘another reflection of the great education I received at Rhodes and how much I enjoyed and benefited from the master’s program.’ No doubt the same intellectual ability, focus, and positive outlook that he demonstrated in his coursework and CPA Exam preparation will bring him tremendous success in his public accounting career.”
Offered by the Department of Business, the M.S. in Accounting program at Rhodes prepares students for careers in a variety of business environments and careers, including public accounting, corporate accounting, investment banking, and financial consulting. The program averages around 20 students per academic year, with 19 graduating in 2019.