Illinois CPA Society Honors Julia Shapland of the University of Illinois with 2017 Outstanding Educator Award

CHICAGO, June 13, 2017 The Illinois CPA Society recently honored Julia Shapland, Lecturer of Accounting at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a 2017 Outstanding Educator Award. Shapland was recognized for significant contributions to accounting education in Illinois through leadership, teaching excellence and active involvement in the accounting profession.  

She received the award on Wednesday, June 7 at the Illinois CPA Society’s annual Leadership Recognition Dinner in Chicago.

In nearly two decades as an instructor, Shapland has taught federal income taxation, intermediate accounting, and the introductory financial and managerial accounting sequence. She also recently designed and is now teaching an innovative, large-lecture, introductory accounting course that is required of most business majors.

In addition to teaching, Shapland serves as an executive board member and treasurer of the finance committee for the United Way of Champaign County. She is also Director of the Accountancy Internship Program at the University of Illinois and a member of the University’s Faculty Senate. Additional awards Shapland has received include a 2016 Alpha Kappa Psi Faculty Appreciation Award and a 2010-2011 Head’s Award for Teaching Excellence – both from the University of Illinois.

“I truly enjoy teaching and I am grateful to have met so many exceptional young men and women throughout my years as a lecturer,” Shapland said. “It has been so satisfying to watch them transition to professional careers.”

About the Illinois CPA Society

The Illinois CPA Society, with more than 24,500 members, is one of the largest state CPA societies in the nation. Our mission is dedicated to enhancing the value of the CPA profession through the strategic initiatives of advocacy, information, education and connections. 



Questions, comments, feedback

Eric Scott
Manager, Marketing & Communications | 312.517.7653