School’s Beta Alpha Psi Earns International Recognition as a “Superior Chapter”
October 12, 2016
The School’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honor organization for financial information students and professionals, has earned international recognition as a Superior Chapter.
“Under the leadership of [accounting lecturer] Jacklyn Collins, the Beta Xi Chapter has far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism, and leadership,” stated Merle Hopkins, president of Beta Alpha Psi, in announcing the honor.
There are more than 300 chapters of Beta Alpha Psi on college and university campuses with more than 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation.
The purpose of the organization is to recognize outstanding academic achievements in the field of accounting, finance, and information systems; promote the study and practice of professional fields related to these disciplines; provide opportunities for self-development and association among members and practicing financial professionals; and encourage a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibilities.
The School’s chapter earned Superior Chapter designation for its efforts during the 2015 – 2016 academic year. The group's activities this year have included fostering networking opportunties between students and accounting professionals and participation in "Walk Out of Darkness," a university charity event to raise awareness about suicide prevention.