In a modern economy, financial accounting is serious business. Reliable auditing is the very language that enables creditors, shareholders, government and business to interact and make rational decisions.

At Sapir, training the most qualified personnel to fill this vital economic function is a growing academic priority.

And now the results are in. Our graduates have scored first place in this year’s financial accounting exams conducted by the Auditors’ Council, the statutory government body that licenses certified public accountants in Israel. The council is charged with ensuring that auditors conform to the highest ethical and professional standards.

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Prof. Galiea Benisty

According to Dr. Sharon Haddad, chair of Sapir’s Department of Economics and Accounting, this is an unprecedented vote of confidence. “Our budget is far lower than Israel’s private colleges. Our students pull themselves up by their own bootstraps from underserved communities in Israel’s periphery.  Still, they outperform their peers from the country’s top universities. This is testimony to the meticulous and painstaking efforts of Prof. Galiea Benisty, head of our program, and the dedicated academic team she has assembled. Our students go on to work in companies at the center of Israel’s financial and economic system.  And when it comes to our own, educational balance sheet, this is the real bottom line.”

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At Sapir, academia is not about understanding the world, but changing it. Students like Mia Levy make that happen. Now, Israel’s Council for Higher Education has honored Levy for outstanding volunteer service to the community. Mia, who recently completed her studies at the Sapir Academic College School of Social Work, conceived and launched a volunteer effort to assist the Bnei Moshe, a community of immigrants from the northeastern India. The Bnei Menashe believe they are descendants of the tribe of Menashe, exiled from their ancestral home in the 8th century, BCE.

The Kind of Leaders they Dreamed of

Sapir Academic College is thrilled to honor this year’s outstanding students. Not only are we proud of their achievements. These exemplars of academic excellence are the fulfillment of our vision as an institution, and of the educational pioneers who made Sapir what it is today. To give this idea palpability and meaning, Sapir grants summa cum titles in the name of our most distinguished honor laureates, of blessed memory, such as the late college president, Prof. Zeev Tzachor, Prof. Uri Regev, founder of our economics department, and Dr.