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The American Institute of CPAs announced earlier this week that Canisius alumnus Donald R. Hymers Jr. ’18, MBAA ’19 is a 2019 recipient of the Elijah Watt Sells Award. To qualify for the award, CPA candidates must obtain a cumulative average score above 95.5 across all four sections of the uniform CPA examination, pass all four sections on their first attempt and have completed testing in 2019.  More than 75,000 individuals sat for the 2019 CPA exam.  Hymers was one of only 133 candidates who met the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award.  Only three individuals from New York institutions received this award, representing Canisius College, Columbia University and New York University.

Hymers is part of the assurance staff at EY LLP in Buffalo, NY.  He earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from Canisius. He is the second Canisius alumnus to receive this prestigious award.  In 2016, the American Institute of CPAs conferred the Elijah Watt Sells Award upon Paige Burkard ’15, MBA ’16. 

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Submitted by: College Communications