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Rochester Review
September–October 2010
Vol. 73, No. 1

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Stacey Plummer ’94 Wins National Mathematics Teaching Award

Stacey Plummer ’94, a math teacher at Hollis Brookline High School in Hollis, N.H., has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Only two teachers from each state, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories, are selected for the award each year. Winners are determined by a panel of distinguished mathematicians, scientists, and educators. Plummer, who has been at Hollis Brookline for 11 years, teaches calculus, geometry, and consumer math.

Simon School Alumni Honored for Research

Patricia DeChow ’93S (PhD), Richard Sloan ’92S (PhD), and Amy Hutton ’86S (MBA), ’92S (PhD) have received the American Accounting Association’s first Distinguished Contribution to Accounting Literature Award for their influential paper, “Causes and Consequences of Earnings Manipulation: An Analysis of Firms Subject to Enforcement Actions by the S.E.C.,” published in the journal Contemporary Accounting Research. DeChow is the Donald H. and Ruth F. Seiler Professor of Public Accounting and Sloan is the L. H. Penney Professor of Accounting, both at the University of California at Berkeley. Hutton is a professor of accounting at Boston College.

Isaac Collins ’94 Named Widener University’s Head Football Coach

Isaac Collins ’94 is the new head football coach at Widener University in Chester, Pa. Previously the defensive coordinator at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C., he’s also served on the coaching staffs at the University of Delaware, Lehigh, Hobart, Columbia, and the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. As a running back for the Yellowjackets, Collins was conference offensive player of the year in 1992. After graduation, he completed coaching internships with the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles as part of the National Football League’s Minority Fellowship Program. As Widener’s head coach, he’s one of only five minority head football coaches in the NCAA’s Division III.