Richard Vangermeersch, Kingston, RI 02881.
From the description of Another look at William Sprague (1830-1915) : typescript, [2009?] / by Richard Vangermeersch. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 632209508
In 1951 John A. Becket, a Professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), suggested arranging a meeting of accounting teachers in the New England region who wished to discuss common interests. This meeting, held at MIT, came to be known as the Conference New England Accounting Instructors. The AAA was not interested in promoting regional groups at that time. It was not until 1956 that another meeting was held with a greater degree of success. In 1960 the North East Region of the American Accounting Association (NERAAA), as the group was now known, became affiliated with the American Accounting Association. The early group included the six New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Southeastern Canada. Today the six New England states and New York comprises NERAAA. The original aim and objective of the group was to offer a venue for professors of accounting to express and discuss common interests, teaching and preparing the students for practice in the accounting field.
In 1991, Professor Anthony Kryztofik, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Professor Richard Vangermeersch, University of Rhode Island, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the NERAAA, spearheaded the established a Hall of Fame designed to honor leading members in the field of accounting. Nine faculty were inducted at the 1991 meeting and inductions into the Hall of Fame have occurred annually since. For more information on the history of NERAAA, see Series 3, Folder 1.
From the guide to the Records of the Northeast Region of the American Accounting Association, 1951-2003, (University of Rhode Island Library, Special Collections and University Archives)