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ULM’s Melancon earns prestigious finance credential

Published October 17, 2013

Melissa Melancon, assistant professor of finance, insurance and economics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, recently received the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies.

“The CVA credential is another way that I can remain on the cutting edge of the finance discipline,” said Melancon.

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“Further, it enhances my competencies and is proof that I have met rigorous standards to qualify for the designation.  The valuations that I have done will help me bring real world applications to my students.  The CVA expands my opportunities to work with the community.”

Melancon completed the certification process to earn this prestigious credential, which—according to the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)—is only granted to qualified individuals with considerable professional experience in the field of business valuation.

“The CVA designation is an indication to the business, professional, and legal communities that recipients have met NACVA’s rigorous standards of professionalism, expertise, objectivity, and integrity in the field of business valuation, financial counseling, and related consulting disciplines,” stated Parnell Black, chief executive officer of NACVA.

“NACVA’s designation is the only valuation credential accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies,” Black added.

To become accredited, Melancon was required to successfully complete an intensive training and testing process.

About the NACVA:

According to their website, the NACVA’s mission is to provide resources to members and to enhance their status, credentials, and esteem in the field of performing valuations, financial forensics, and other related advisory services.

To further this purpose, NACVA will advance these services as an art and science, establish standards for membership in the Association, provide professional education and research, foster practice development, advance ethical and professional practices, enhance public awareness of the association and its members, and promote working relationships with other professional organizations.