Arcadia University News


June 18, 2019

Dr. Brinker Publishes on Financing Opportunities for Children with Special Needs

Dr. Thomas Brinker , professor of Accounting and executive director of the MBA program, published “Financing opportunities for medical expenses incurred by children with special needs” in The Tax Adviser on June 13. The article provides insight on tax benefits for families with children who have...

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April 30, 2019

Dr. Brinker Publishes Article in The Tax Adviser

Dr. Thomas Brinker , professor of Accounting and executive director of the MBA program, published “Has the TCJA changed the definition of a dependent for children with special needs?” in The Tax Adviser on April 18. In the article, Dr. Brinker explains how special needs children are affected by the...

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May 25, 2017

School of Global Business Earns Reaccreditation from ACBSP

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has reaffirmed accreditation of the following School of Global Business programs: Accounting Business Administration International Business & Culture M.B.A. ACBSP is a leading, specialized accreditation body for business...

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March 23, 2016

School of Global Business Invite Advisory Council for Town Hall Meeting

On March 15, Arcadia University’s School of Global Business hosted a town hall to introduce the program’s Advisory Council to students, faculty, staff, and administration. During the meeting, students had the opportunity to hear from key industry leaders, including Advisory Council Chair Lois Haber...

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February 3, 2016

School of Global Business Introduces Stock Ticker, Financial Displays

On January 26, the School of Global Business , joined by President Nicolette DeVille Christensen and Provost Barbara Nodine , held a ribbon cutting ceremony to formally present the new LED stock ticker and financial displays near the second floor staircase in Brubaker Hall (at the junction between...

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February 2, 2016

Dr. Kurthakoti Named X-Culture Best Instructor

After rigorous evaluation at the 2015 X-Culture Symposium, Dr. Raghu Kurthakoti , assistant professor of marketing, was one of 25 instructors to receive the X-Culture Best Instructor Award. The candidates competing for Best Instructor were scored based on 124 criteria, including class-average peer...

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November 5, 2015

MBA Alumni Association Begins 'Executives After 5' Series

Over 70 people gathered at the Top of the Tower in Philadelphia on Oct. 14 for the "Executives After 5" event with the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP). Sponsored by the MBA Alumni Assocation (MBA AA) and the Arcadia Alumni Association , it was the first in the series, which...

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March 4, 2015

Brinker Co-publishes Two Articles in the ‘Journal of Financial Services Professionals’ and Gives Several Talks on Taxes

Thomas M. Brinker , professor of accounting, co-published two articles titled “When is a Vacation Home a Rental Home?: Reviewing the Alternative Methods of Reporting ‘Vacation’ Home Rental Expenses and the Potential Difference in Tax” and “Examining and Contrasting the Recent Alternative...

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September 25, 2014

Careers: Ruggia Lands Auditor Position after Federal Internship

By JEN RETTER ’16 When Arcadia University alumnus Marc Ruggia ’14 first heard of an internship opportunity at the Defense Contract Audit Agency for the Federal Government in Moorestown, N.J., he didn’t know that his ambition and hard work would eventually lead to a full-time career with the DCAA...

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July 14, 2014

Planita publishes in the ‘Journal of Financial Service Professionals’

Cynthia M. Planita , MST, CPA, assistant professor of accounting in the School of Global Business, published an article, “For Better or for Worse: Will the Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act Bring Couples Happiness?” in the Journal of Financial Service Professionals on Jan. 1. The article...

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January 14, 2013

Brinker Publishes Paper on Economic Citizenship in the Caribbean

Thomas Brinker, Jr. , Professor of Accounting and Executive Director of the MBA Program, authored a paper, "Economic Citizenship in the Caribbean: A Retirement Planning Consideration?", which was published in the January 2013 edition of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals . As...

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September 11, 2012

Brinker to Address Unique Income Tax Issues at MetLife Symposium

Thomas Brinker, Jr. , LLM, CPA, CFE, ChFC, PFS, AEP, Professor of Accounting and Executive Director of the MBA program, will present “Identifying Unique Tax Benefits/Traps in Planning for Families with Special Needs Children” at MetLife’s 2012 Financial Planning and Special Needs Planning Symposium...

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June 25, 2012

The Reporter: Ivery ’12 Begins Career at KPMG

The Reporter (Lansdale, Pa.) featured Victoria Ivery ’12 in the article "Job outlook may be improving for 2012 college grads," on June 24. Victoria Ivery, 24, who graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in accounting from Arcadia University in May, will start her career in the auditing division of...

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April 3, 2012

Ivery ’12 Accepts Accounting Position at KPMG

Victoria Ivery , a senior Accounting major, has accepted a position at KPMG, an audit, tax and advisory services firm. Ivery will be working in the firm’s Philadelphia office as a first year staff accountant within the auditing division, auditing publicly held companies. “I always knew that I...

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March 29, 2012

Brinker Educates Families with Special Needs Children on Tax Planning

Thomas M. Brinker, Jr. , LL.M. CPA, Professor of Accounting and Executive Director of the M.B.A. program, recently presented on tax planning and tax benefits for families with special needs children during speaking engagements at several companies and organizations. On Feb. 15, Brinker presented “...

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January 20, 2012

Wagoner Discusses Personal Budgeting in 'Journal of Financial Service Professionals'

Joel Wagoner , CPA, CMA, CFM, Assistant Professor of Accounting, discusses why and how people should budget their money in “Personal Budgeting: What Are We Trying to Do?” published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Financial Service Professionals . “We may share a general consensus that...

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November 15, 2011

Brinker Discusses Financing Medical Care in Exceptional Parent Magazine

Thomas M. Brinker, Jr. , LL.M. CPA, Professor of Accounting and Executive Director of the M.B.A. program, published “Home Equity Loans and Retirement Plan Distributions” in the November 2011 issue of Exceptional Parent magazine. Brinker focuses on two common resources frequently utilized in...

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October 11, 2011

Brinker Presents at MetLife Special Needs Planning Symposium

Thomas M. Brinker Jr. , LL.M. CPA and Professor of Accounting, presented a session on "Examing the Medical Expense Deduction for Families with Special Needs Children (and related financing nuances)" at the Met Life Special Needs Planning 2011 Symposium Oct. 5 in Boston. "As the number of children...

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September 30, 2011

Video: PICPA 2011 Outstanding Educator Brinker Explains Love of Teaching

Tom Brinker , Professor of Accounting, was honored as the 2011 Outstanding Educator by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). The award recognizes full-time Pennsylvania educators who distinguish themselves in the classroom setting, excel in leadership and teaching, and...

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March 22, 2011

Brinker Writes About Tax Benefits for Parents of Special Needs Children

Thomas M. Brinker Jr ., LL.M., CPA, Professor and Accounting Program Coordinator, presented “Examining Tax Benefits Available to Families with Special Needs Children” on March 10 at the National Business and Economics Society Conference in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles. Brinker also recently co-...

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February 18, 2011

Brinker Addresses Financial Services Industry on Health Care Reform

Thomas M. Brinker Jr., Professor and Accounting Program Coordinator, presented on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the annual 2011 Arizona Institute, one of the premier educational events in the financial services industry. Brinker has been invited twice in the last three years, and this year he spoke in...

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