100-Year Blog

  1. IMA 100 Years: My Connections With IMA

    BY BABU I. RAZACK, CMA, ACMA, D. LITT. This article originally appeared in Strategic Finance Magazine. I became a member of IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) in 2005 when I took coaching classes to study for the CMA® (Certified Management Accountant) exam in Kuwait. Because I have an MBA with a specialty in finance and had attained the…

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  2. IMA 100 Years: Creating IMA Memories

    BY CAROL BORLAUG BRUCH This article originally appeared in Strategic Finance Magazine. I’ve been an IMA® member since 1978 when I was recruited to join the Cedar Rapids Chapter by a neighbor who was one of its first female members. In the 40 years since then, I’ve held almost every chapter office from secretary through president. The…

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  3. IMA 100 Years: A Difference For Good

    BY L. MURPHY SMITH, CPA This article originally appeared in Strategic Finance Magazine. I have been blessed to be part of IMA® from near the beginning of my academic career to the present. Recently I’ve served as an IMA Campus Advocate, first at Murray State University and now at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. One of the biggest…

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  4. IMA 100 Years: Capturing the Moment

    This article originally appeared in Strategic Finance Magazine. Richard Vangermeersch loves history. An accounting professor at the University of Rhode Island (URI) for 33 years (retiring in 2004), he devoted part of his long career to writing about the historical origins of several organizations and entities: his alma mater, Narragansett, accounting, and, of course, IMA®. Richard…

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