By Evan Lybrand

CLEMSON — Clemson University accounting senior lecturer Mary Ann Prater was recognized with two awards from the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. She was named 2011 Accounting Educator of the Year and received a Women to Watch Leadership Award.

Prater has been teaching intermediate accounting at Clemson for 29 years and is a career and academic adviser. She is involved with many student organizations, including Blue Key National Honor Society, which named her the 2011 Blue Key National Adviser of the Year. She also is a member of Tiger Brotherhood and the Golden Key Honor Society. She received the first Extraordinary Educator Award presented by Clemson’s chapter of Delta Alpha Phi honor society for students with disabilities.

In 2011, Prater received the Alumni Master Teacher Award from undergraduate student government.

Prater is active as a Clemson alumna. She was chairwoman of the Clemson Women’s Alumni Council and received the 1992-1993 Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award. She is active with the Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson project sponsored by the Women’s Council.