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Baruch Alumnus Sidney Kess (’48), Renowned Tax Expert, To Be Honored by the College Feb. 21

New York, NY - January 24, 2007--Baruch alumnus and nationally renowned tax expert Sidney Kess (’48) was honored by the College for his outstanding contributions to the field of taxation on Wednesday, February 21, at 6 pm in Room 750 of the Information and Technology Building, located at 151 East 25th Street.

At the end of the presentation ceremony, Kess offed remarks and addressed the College’s Zicklin School of Business's MS and MBA students in taxation. Senior members from the accounting industry, including executives at major accounting associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New York State Society of CPAs; senior tax partners from major firms; and journalists participated in this event.

Author of hundreds of tax books, Kess is one of the nation's best-known speakers in continuing professional education, having lectured to more than 710,000 practitioners on tax, financial, and estate planning. He is chairman of the advisory board of Tax Hotline and has edited a column on "Tax Tips" for the New York Law Journal for the past 34 years. A recipient of the AICPA Distinguished Lecturer Award, he is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other national publications. Currently, he has thousands of tax professionals throughout the country attending his seminars. 

                                                                                       Lara Moon
                                                                        Communications & Marketing
                                                                                  (646) 660-6093


Contact Prof. Steven V. Melnik, Academic Director, Graduate and Undergraduate Tax Areas, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, (646) 312-3227, or Prof. David Cenedella,, (646) 312-3172.


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