Florida Southern professor receives Florida Institute of CPAs award
LAKELAND, Fla. (August 4, 2005) – Dr. John L. Stancil, associate professor of accounting at Florida Southern College, has received the Florida Institute of CPAs 2005 Outstanding CPA in Public Service Award. This award is given annually to a Florida CPA who has demonstrated significant contributions through community and civic activities.
Stancil has a long record of public service to the community and to the profession. He serves as a member of the Polk County Financial Education Council and on the board of directors of Lakeland Habitat for Humanity. He also serves as treasurer and board member of HisNets, an international organization seeking to reduce deaths from malaria through distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets. He is a past board member and treasurer of the Lakeside Counseling Center. Stancil is a tax expert on the website allexperts.com and has been recognized as Expert of the Month on a number of occasions.
“I am deeply honored by this award. I have been fortunate over the years to use my professional abilities in order to help improve the community and make life better for its residents,” said Stancil. “My motivation for community service has always been an effort to live out my faith.”
As a member of the Presbyterian Church in the Highlands, Stancil serves as lay pastor, Sunday school teacher, money management seminar leader, and financial counselor for the church. He also maintains the church website.
Stancil, a member of the FSC faculty since 1998, received his bachelor’s degree from Mars Hill College, his MBA from the University of Georgia, and his doctorate in accounting from the University of Memphis. He holds four professional certifications, CPA, CMA, CFM, and CIA.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1885, Florida Southern College is a private, comprehensive, United Methodist college with a liberal arts core. The college maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 38 undergraduate majors and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, and nursing. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, provides strong student/faculty mentorship programs, boasts 25 NCAA Division II national championships, and is ranked by U. S. News and World Report as one of the top ten Southern Comprehensive Colleges-Bachelors. Located on scenic Lake Hollingsworth, Florida Southern is the home of the world’s largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.