08/26/2014 09:19 AM
BATON ROUGE – The Institute of Internal Auditors honored LSU Center for Internal Auditing
alumnus Andrew Carmichael with the Esther R. Sawyer Research Award at its 73rd IIA
International Conference, held in London in June. Carmichael, who earned his bachelor’s
degree in finance last May and was an honors student, is the fourth consecutive and
sixth LSUCIA alumnus overall to earn this international award.
“I had a wonderful time in London at the IIA International Conference,” Carmichael
said. “I am glad we were able to maintain the strong LSU tradition with both this
contest and the award fellow alumnus Laust Helmig received as well.”
Helmig, who graduated in 2011, earned IIA’s Glenn E. Sumners Student Highest Achievement
Award, which IIA presented to him in June. He is the 19th LSUCIA alumnus to receive
According to IIA, the annual Esther R. Sawyer Research Award from the IIA Research
Foundation is granted to an individual currently enrolled by Sept. 1 in an undergraduate
or graduate level program in internal auditing at an Internal Auditing Education Partnership
university. Individuals who have completed their coursework in an internal auditing
program at an IAEP university by March 30 of the submission year are also welcome
to participate. The award is based on submission of an original manuscript on a specific
topic related to modern internal auditing. The 2014 competition topic involved describing
primary organizational stakeholders, defining a successful Chief Audit Executive and
determining an essential skillset to yield a high probability of success.
Carmichael received a $5,000 cash award and an expense-paid trip to London for the
conference. Additionally, IIA awarded LSUCIA $3,000.
The Center for Internal Auditing at LSU’s E. J. Ourso College of Business is a multidisciplinary
program with students from many different business and non-business majors and is
considered the premier internal audit program in the world. LSUCIA serves as a model
for similar university programs internationally and provides training to graduate
and undergraduate students to develop an understanding of the internal auditing profession,
which encompasses governance, risk, enterprise risk management, controls, and technology.
For more information, visit www.business.lsu.edu/cia.
Posted on Tuesday, August 26, 2014