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Accountancy student Andy Mulrooney (back row, middle) at an IMA leadership training session last spring.
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Accountancy students Joanna Specht (left) and Jessie Lai (center, along with human resource management student Nicole MacLeod (right), organize donations to send to their fellow WIU SCIMA member in Iraq.
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Student Organization Gathers Support for Member in Iraq

November 11, 2009

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MACOMB, IL - - Members of Western Illinois University's Student Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants (SCIMA) recently showed their support of a fellow member who is currently stationed in Iraq.

SCIMA students collected donations throughout October to send care packages to accountancy student Andrew Mulrooney, a junior from Pecatonica, (IL), who is stationed in Iraq with his National Guard unit.

"The SCIMA students wanted to let Andy know we were thinking of him and are so proud that he is serving our country," said Amy Ford, faculty adviser for the group and an instructor in the accountancy department. "So many people pitched in on the project. Faculty and students throughout the College of Business and Technology donated food, candy and games to send to Andy and his National Guard troops."

Ford added that Susan Behling, a professor in the accountancy department, even offered extra credit to her students who donated items for the care packages. Other faculty members donated money to help with postage.

Mulrooney has been an active member of the group for the past two years. SCIMA students organized the donations and are sending out the US Postal Service's "America Supports You" flat-rate donation boxes.

For more information, contact Ford at or (309) 298-1152.

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