SHSU Accounting Professor dies at 59

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Associate professor of accounting Jeff Harwell, 59, died on July 13 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Harwell was a CPA and professor at SHSU for 30 years.

He began his career at Ernst & Ernst after getting his degree from Texas A&M in 1974.

Phillip Morris, Ph.D., acknowledged Harwell’s numerous years at the university.

“He has positively impacted the lives of thousands of Bearkats in that time,” Morris said. “He was a great teacher, a wonderful colleague and will be greatly missed.”

A memorial service was held on July 16. It is requested that anyone who would like to give a gift in his honor can donate to the scholarship fund at the accounting department.