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Stark State College IMA wins prestigious national award

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(North Canton, OH – May 13, 2019) –  Stark State’s Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) student chapter has won the prestigious Clark Johnson Achievement Award for 2019.

The chapter was recognized by the national IMA for efforts best reflecting the characteristics of Clark Johnson, a long-time chief financial officer at Johnson & Johnson, that include outstanding leadership through innovation, organizational development and interdependent partnerships.

Stark State is the first two-year college to earn the award, which includes a $5,000 prize.

The SSC chapter’s Coffee for a Cause table, set up three days a week in a central location, sells coffee and homemade treats and snacks. Along with gaining business acumen, this year’s IMA members have used proceeds from the project to benefit the Refuge of Hope homeless shelter, the Stark County Humane Society and SSC’s Students Serving Students food pantry. Proceeds also go toward scholarship opportunities for active IMA student members.

Jane Upperman is the IMA student club advisor.


Pictured from left: Lingxia Friedman, Jane Upperman, Rico Hinton, Melissa Piatt

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