Dr. Cornick was the professor who inspired me to go into the accounting profession back in the late 90's. I am saddened to find out that he has passed away, especially before I was able to thank him for encouraging me to become a 'bean-counter' when I was a student at UNC-Charlotte. I am sure he will be greatly missed by the many people who had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful man.
I am grateful to have known Mike when we both taught at UNC - Greensboro. Mike was a true gentleman as well as a gentle man. He was loved and respected by his colleagues and students. He was a friend to all.
I will never forget Mike's smile, warmth, and humor. When I first met Mike, I had the sense that he was an old friend; my mind reeled a bit before coming to realize that he was just that sort of person -- the sort who connects with such grace you'd swear you'd known him for years. I've since moved to another part of the country and just today learned of Mike's passing. I am so very grateful to have crossed your path, Mike.
May 30, 2012
I just heard from my friend Clarence Coleman that Dr. Cornick had died. I am so saddened by this news. Having Dr. Cornick as a teacher was quite an experience. I last saw him at the South Carolina Association of Accounting Instructors meeting last year. He had been in my prayers since I heard of his illness. He taught me a lot about accounting and also about the world. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to have him as a professor at Winthrop.
MBA with Accounting Emphasis
Class of 2008
I also grew up with Mike. He lived across the street from us on Cherry Street in Mt. Carmel, IL.. i was in scouts with Mike. Whenever I thought about him it always brought a smile to my face. Truly a person you wanted to visit with. Your beautiful pictures show he had a great life and I know he deserved one. I wished he had live closer. I am so sorry to hear of his passing....Neale