LSU Alumnus Douglas Secrest Receives 2013 Sawyer Award

LSU Alumnus Douglas Secrest Receives 2013 Sawyer Award
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POSTED: Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 7:04am

Douglas Secrest, an accounting alumnus of the E. J. Ourso College and the LSU Center for Internal Auditing program and a native of Baton Rouge, was named by the Institute of Internal Auditors Research Foundation as the 2013 Esther R. Sawyer Research Award winner. The award was presented at the IIA International Conference in July.
The Esther R. Sawyer Research Award is presented to individuals who are entering or who are enrolled in a graduate program in internal auditing or business at an IIA-endorsed internal audit program and have written a manuscript on a specified topic related to modern internal auditing.

“Writing my Esther R. Sawyer Research paper was an incredible opportunity to apply the culminated skills I acquired throughout my undergraduate career at LSU, but winning the award confirmed that LSU is truly a flagship university that provides its students with exactly what they need to be successful,” Secrest said. “This is one of my greatest personal achievements, and it would not have been possible without the consistent, superb knowledge and guidance offered in abundance from the LSUCIA faculty. Through the research, I gained an invaluable professional network that will, without a doubt, provide a lifelong successful career.”

Secrest, who earned his degree in May, was also a University Medalist and one of just two E. J. Ourso College graduates to be certified as a Distinguished Communicator from the Communication across the Curriculum program.

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