Source: Dan Deines, 785-532-6038, ddeines@k-state.edu
http://www.k-state.edu/media/mediaguide/bios/deinesbio.html
News tip/hometown connection: Grayslake, Lindenhurst and Vernon Hills, Ill.
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News release prepared by: Beth Bohn, 785-532-1544, bbohn@k-state.edu

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012

Highly accountable: Illinois high school teacher earns honor for efforts to promote advanced accounting curriculum at secondary level

MANHATTAN -- An accounting teacher from Illinois is the recipient of the 2012 Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project Award from the department of accounting at Kansas State University's College of Business Administration.

Sean Crevier, a teacher at Vernon Hills High School in Vernon Hills, Ill., was recognized at the department's scholarship banquet Sept. 7 at the university. The award honors individuals who help develop the project at a national level and who are considered pioneers in the field.

The Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project is led by Kansas State University's Dan Deines, professor and interim head of the department of accounting. The goal of this national initiative is to bridge the accounting education high school students receive to the college level, helping increase the supply of students for the accounting profession. It also seeks to have the College Board adopt accounting as part of its advanced placement curriculum. No business courses are currently in the advanced placement, or AP, curriculum.

Crevier has been involved in the Accounting Pilot and Bridge Project since 2009 and is in his second year of teaching the college prep curriculum. In summer 2010 he began training new teachers in the curriculum. He also advises teachers who are implementing it.

A teacher at Vernon Hills High School since 2000, Crevier teaches Accounting I, Accounting II, Interactive Media, and Sports and Entertainment Marketing. He also is an adjunct accounting instructor at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, Ill.

Along with teaching, Crevier serves as adviser to the Vernon Hills High School's Future Business Leaders of America and is varsity girls' golf coach. He also co-chairs the annual Accounting Competition at the College of Lake County.

Crevier earned a bachelor's in business management from Purdue University, a master's in secondary education from Roosevelt University and a master's in school administration from Concordia University.

Crevier and his wife, Carlynn, live in Lindenhurst, Ill., and have two children, Mitchell and Mallory.