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Carol Hughes, Member at Large

Carol Hughes, CPA
Department of Business and Hospitality
Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 254-1921 X 242


Carol Hughes holds Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accounting certifications along with B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from UNC-Asheville and Clemson University. She currently teaches accounting full-time at Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College, where she was named 2007 Teacher of the Year, and at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She received the NISOD Excellence Award in 2008. Her areas of specialization and her accounting background are in introdcutory accounting, government and not-for-profit accounting, and tax.

Carol is actively involved with several local and national agencies. She was appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury to the National Taxpayer Advisory Panel. Carol has also been involved as a consultant and board member of several local non-profit and religious organizations, and was awarded the Hoyt Abney Community Service Award by the Greater Asheville Public Service Council in May 2007, and the Excellence in Public Service Award in 2008. In addition, she has received awards for her promotion of financial literacy and was the winner of the Distinguished Teaching Award for Part-time Faculty at the University of North Carolina Asheville. In her spare time she travels with her artist/musician husband Louie, and provides entertainment for her cat Hoppy.

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