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National CPA group honors Fox for inspiring others

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Eric Fox, an accounting graduate of Cal State L.A., was recently named as the inaugural recipient of a national inspiration award for accountants.

Fox, who graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration this past June, was awarded the Medal of Inspiration Award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

This award, which includes a $5,000 stipend, recognizes Fox's academic success despite his lifelong struggle with autism.

Fox was the valedictorian of his high school, Glendora High. At Cal State L.A., he received many honors, including being chosen by his peers to serve as president of Beta Alpha Psi's Beta Lambda chapter and being selected as an undergraduate representative on the University's Accounting Advisory Board.

Fox said he plans to use the stipend toward his master's degree in business administration.

"This award reminds me of the dedication and hard work I have put forth my entire life. Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Society, and the Accounting department at Cal State L.A. have helped me become a leader and have contributed to the success that I have attained. This award should be looked at by others as a way for them to work hard at anything they do in their lives." - Eric Fox