Lee University Names Al Hartgraves 2012 Honorary Alumnus of the Year

Saturday, November 17, 2012

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On Saturday, Nov. 3, Lee University named Dr. Al Hartgraves 2012 Honorary Alumnus of the Year. The award was presented by Lee President Dr. Paul Conn during this year's homecoming festivities.

Hartgraves has been a member of Emory University's Goizueta Business School faculty since 1980 and has held several administrative posts at Goizueta including Acting Dean, Senior Associate Dean, Assistant Dean and Director of MBA Programs. He was named Professor Emeritus in 2009.

Hartgraves has conducted executive education programs for Fortune 500 companies such as Lockheed, The Home Depot, and BellSouth, and served as a consultant on the Enron Bankruptcy Examination.

He has published over 50 scholarly and professional articles that have appeared in The Accounting Review and other leading accounting journals. One of his publications, Management Accounting: A Strategic Management Approach, has been described as "a textbook that helped redefine accounting pedagogy."   

In addition to this award, Hartgraves received the University Scholar Teacher Award from Emory University and was selected by Emory students as Distinguished Educator on seven occasions. The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized Hartgraves as the Accounting Educator of the Year in 2003.

Prior to Goizueta Business School, Hartgraves served as an associate professor of accounting at Lee beginning in 1973. He also held the position of Lee's Chair of the Department of Business from 1974-1975 and was appointed the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences from 1975-1977.

PHOTO: Hartgraves, left, receives Honorary Alumnus of the Year Award from Lee President Dr. Paul Conn (photo submitted by Randi Vasquez).