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Creighton Brings Former WorldCom Auditor Cynthia Cooper to Speak at Qwest Center Omaha

Creighton Brings Former WorldCom Auditor Cynthia Cooper to Speak at Qwest Center Omaha

Whistleblower of corporate fraud, Time magazine's 2002 co-person of the year and former internal auditor of WorldCom, Cynthia Cooper, will speak at Creighton University's 2006 Beta Alpha Psi Symposium, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Friday, April 21, at Qwest Center Omaha. The symposium is hosted by Creighton University's Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi.

Cooper, a certified public accountant, information systems auditor and fraud examiner, will share the events leading up to and the discovery and disclosure of the largest financial reporting fraud in history. Attendees will also learn about the ethical values, moral courage and professional convictions needed for truth-telling to prevail in financial reporting.

The symposium, which is open to the public, includes a continental breakfast. Reservations need to be made by Thursday, April 6, by contacting Colleen Hendrick in Creighton University's College of Business at chendrick@creighton.edu or 402-280-5520. Cost is $45 per person or $400 for a table of 10.

Creighton University's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi is an award-winning national honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. Their primary objective is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.

Posted: 3/17/06