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Christine Prosser, Amanda Chappell, Tom Neely & Andy Kaempfe

Drury University Continues its State Accounting Competition Success

For Immediate Release: June 8

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Dr. Penny Clayton
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., June 8, 2009
— For the third time in the last five years, Drury University’s accounting team has won the Missouri LEAP (Lead and Enhance the Accounting Profession) competition.

Drury defended its state title Friday, June 5 in a Jeopardy-style contest held during the annual Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) meetings at Tan-Tar-A Resort at Lake of the Ozarks. The team of Amanda Chappell, Andy Kaempfe, Tom Neely and Christine Prosser defeated Truman State by a score of 8,999 to 2,101 in the championship. Besides Drury and Truman, Southeast Missouri State, Northwest Missouri State, the University of Central Missouri and Fontbonne University all participated in the state competition by winning a regional title.

All four of Drury’s students have graduated and will work in the accounting field. Andy Kaempfe is from St. Louis and has signed a contract to work at BKD in Kansas City. Christine Prosser of Troy, Mo., will work for Moss Adams in Portland, Oregon. Tom Neely is a St. Louis native, and he will work for Maher and Company in St. Louis. Amanda Chappell is from Springfield and will work at BKD in Springfield.

Along with retaining the state championship trophy, each Drury team member received $1,000 and a professional-style briefcase.

(L-R) Penny Clayton, Tom Neely, Christine Prosser, Amanda Chappel, Andy Kaempfe

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