The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE, is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and the premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. With approximately 75,000 members, the ACFE’s mission is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime around the world and assist the Membership in fraud detection and deterrence.

Chapter Officers & Advisor

President – Reese Simpson (

Faculty Advisor – Dr. Todd DeZoort, CFE (

Chapter Email:

Membership Requirements

The only membership requirement for the chapter is that you join the ACFE as a student member and provide proof of membership. To join the ACFE, visit, select “Join the ACFE”, and complete the student member application. The dues for students are $25 and the application must be printed off and mailed. Our ACFE chapter has no GPA or attendance requirements, and you may send your proof of membership to our chapter email (listed above).

Membership Benefits

The primary benefits that you realize as a member of the ACFE are networking, résumé-building, and professional resources. Once you become a student member, the national office will supply you with information, magazines, and prep materials that can supplement your interest in the field or prepare you for the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) exam. Employers are looking for students who are involved, so our organization provides you with a way of differentiating yourself from other qualified students. Most importantly, you will be able to connect with other members, as well as professors, who can help you establish a foundation for your career and future.

Meeting Schedule – Spring 2021

Alton Sizemore, Alton Sizemore & Associates (Forensic Accounting)
Walt Pavlo, President, Prisonology LLC and 500 Pearl Street (MCI fraud case)
Emery Harris, Former Assistant Controller at HealthSouth (HealthSouth fraud case)
Tony Menendez, Whistleblower at Halliburton  (Halliburton fraud case)

Recent Guest Speakers

Aaron Beam, Former HealthSouth CFO
Alton Sizemore, Alton Sizemore & Associates
Chris Barbee, Partner and Global Forensics Services Leader, PwC
Richard Chambers, President and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors
Emery Harris, Former HealthSouth Assistant Controller
Walt Pavlo, Former MCI Senior Manager and author of “Stolen Without a Gun”
Weston Smith, Former HealthSouth CFO
Wayne Yesbick, Forensic Accountant at Draffin & Tucker

Courses of Interest

PHL 241 Philosophical Issues in Criminal Law
MGMT 341 Business Ethics
FI 341 Fundamentals of Risk Mgmt & Insurance
CJ 325 CyberCrime
CJ 381 Statistics
AC 334 Intro to Fraud and Ethics Risk Mgmt
AC 534 Advanced Fraud and Ethics Risk Mgmt
ST 532 Advanced Data Mining