BatesCarter has long supported the accounting programs at the University of North Georgia. This long history started in the early 1970’s with the friendship of BatesCarter’s founders, Jim Bates and John Carter, with Dr. Larry Dennis, professor emeritus and former dean of the then Mike Cottrell School of Business. BatesCarter was proud to celebrate Dr. Dennis’ retirement and to financially support the H. Lawrence Dennis Endowed Fund established in 2013.
Notably, BatesCarter was the first firm in the area to employ one of UNG’s accounting graduates. Today, over one third of BatesCarter employees are UNG Alumni. BatesCarter remains an avid supporter of UNG’s Mike Cottrell College of Business (“MCCB”) and the many accounting programs including Beta Alpha Psi. Our Managing Partner, Ron Bracewell, has served on the Advisory Council to the Dean of the MCCB for over 6 years. Amanda Wilkson, Government Audit Partner, currently teaches a government accounting class at MCCB.
In 2019, the MCCB began plans to construct a new facility to house its instructional programs and related activities. Groundbreaking occurred in late 2020.
BatesCarter is proud to announce its continued support of the UNG and MCCB by pledging a capital gift that will provide technology, certifications, and other related student support for the accounting program. BatesCarter’s name will hang proudly outside of one of the 48-seat tiered classrooms on the 3rd floor next to the Dean’s Suite in the new Cottrell Center, to be opened in fall of 2022. Read more about the new Cottrell Center on UNG’s Dahlonega Campus here.