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Babson ’08 Alum Earns Award For Performance On CPA Exam

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has named Peter W. Rogers winner of a 2009 Elijah Watt Sells Award for achieving the 10 highest cumulative scores on all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.

Rogers, a Babson College alumnus with a BS and MS in Accounting, is currently employed with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in New York City where he is living.

He is not new to being honored. At his 2008 graduation, Rogers received the Roger W. Babson Award for excellence in scholarship, co-curricular activities, and leadership – the highest honor bestowed upon a graduating senior.

The 2009 Sells Award is unique since multiple candidates received identical cumulative scores, resulting in a tie, increasing the number of winners to 15. These candidates completed testing during the previous calendar year and passed each exam section on their first attempt.

Rogers is one of more than 93,000 individuals who sat for the Exam in 2009.

The AICPA created the award to honor Elijah Watt Sells in 1923. Sells was one of the country’s first CPAs under the provision of a New York State law enacted in 1896 and a leader in advancing professional education. He was active in the establishment of the AICPA and was a founder of New York University’s School of Commerce, Accounts and Finance.

A list of 2009 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners along with their state board affiliation, is found here.