Western Kentucky University

2011 Accounting Footnotes

"Scholar of the College" Award

WKU recognized 25 "Scholars of the College," who had the highest GPAs in their colleges while completing at least 54 credit hours at WKU. Vladimir Koyfman, an accounting major, earned this distinction for the Gordon Ford College of Business.

While pursuing his degree in accounting, Vladimir D. Koyfman held numerous jobs. Throughout his education at WKU, he was a co-owner of a small online retail business and a property manager for rental property.  Vladimir also worked for WKU as an accounting and math tutor for two and a half years. His work week varied between 20 and 40 hours, however, toward the completion of his degree, he averaged about 20 hours per week.

Vladimir credits his success to time management skills and dedication to fulfill a long term goal.  Furthermore, he gives credit to the professors in the accounting program for their dedication and efforts in order to provide a solid education for their students.

When asked what advice would he like to pass along to our current accounting majors as they strive to complete the requirements of earning a degree in accounting, he advised them to study hard, not to procrastinate, and communicate with professors if some material is challenging to learn.

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