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State-of-the-Art Accountancy Lab Dedicated to Dr. Gene Whittenburg

The Gene Whittenburg Accountancy Lab featuring state-of-the-art academic technology, made its debut on Friday, January 15, 2016.

The lab, housed in room 113 of the Education and Business Administration building, offers instructors the option of sharing lesson plans, examples, screen shots, websites and other audio/visual aids by way of five independently operating screens placed throughout the lab and controlled by a tablet computer. For example, instructors can display five different examples of spreadsheets on each of the five screens, providing students with a comprehensive and best-in-class learning experience.

Students in the Gene Whittenburg Accountancy Lab

Accounting lecturer, Nancy Jones, teaches the first class in the Gene Whittenburg Accountancy Lab

"This lab will help demonstrate to our students the real world complexities they will be facing upon graduation."

“To have access to the kind of interactive and collaborative capabilities that are in this lab will do a great deal to help our students begin developing the skills they will need to be successful in the workplace,” said Devona Newport, Dr. Whittenburg’s wife. “This lab will help demonstrate to our students the real world complexities they will be facing upon graduation.”

The Gene Whittenburg Accountancy Lab was made possible by Scott and Shara Di Valerio (’92, accounting) whose gift to SDSU’s Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy provided the resources necessary to design the technology and retrofit the room. The Di Valerio’s requested that the lab be named in honor of the late Dr. Whittenburg who served as a professor to Shara Di Valerio and an inspiration and mentor to both Scott and Shara in their accounting careers.