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Past business department chair receives alumni award from University of Arkansas

April 14, 2006

Dr. Overton Faubus, dean emeritus of Abilene Christian University’s College of Business Administration, has been selected as the University of Arkansas’ 2006 Alumnus Accountant of the Year and will be recognized in Fayetteville, Ark., April 19.

The Sam M. Walton College of Business’ Department of Accounting selected Faubus because of his many years of successful work in the field of accounting.

Faubus graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1939 and a MBA in 1957. He then received his PhD in accounting from the University of Arkansas in 1967.

He spent fourteen years working as a professional in his field, including four years with Dallas Power & Light Co. as a management trainee.

Faubus joined ACU’s faculty as assistant professor of accounting and management, and in 1967 became chair of the College of Business Administration and retired as dean emeritus in 1980. After his retirement he continued to teach and consult in COBA.

During his tenure at ACU, students and faculty selected Faubus as Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and in 1977 he was selected as an outstanding alumnus in accounting at Texas A&M. Faubus received the Faculty and Staff Award in 1992 from the Alumni Association for his dedication to educating students in COBA, and he was honored in 2005 by former students, faculty and administration at a Centennial luncheon for his dedicated service to the university and community.

Dr. Richard Lytle, dean of the College of Business Administration, said Faubus always sees more in others than they see in themselves, and he continues to lead the way for the department through his lifetime of achievement.

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