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Debra Hopkins
Back in the days when the CPA exam was a grueling pencil-and-paper event, students enrolled in the NIU CPA Review always knew that in the wee hours between the first and second day of testing, help was only a phone call away. “Debra would give them her phone number at the hotel and tell them...
Jim Young
To the layman, accounting might appear to consist of little more than moving numbers from one column to another. Jim Young, chair of the Department of Accountancy in the Northern Illinois University College of Business, knows better. After a lifetime spent working in and teaching about accountancy, he sees it as a vital, exciting field...
Debra Hopkins
Debra Hopkins, director of the NIU CPA Review, will retire at the end of this month after 27 years of service. Hopkins, a key faculty member of the CPA Review since 1988, has led the highly acclaimed program since July 1991. A CPA and certified internal auditor, she chaired the Illinois CPA Society Audit and...
Yolanda (right) enjoys a MELD banquet with her husband, Usvaldo, and her oldest daughter, Alejandra.
As a 16-year-old with five siblings and an abusive mother, Yolanda struggled to gain attention from her single parent. She finally succeeded – and in a big way, or so she thought – when administrators at Rockford East High School expelled her for fighting. But though it might have earned her some street cred with...