Beta Alpha Psi Awarded Superior Status 2018-2019

11/14/2019

This is the 12th consecutive year that College of Business's chapter has earned this distinguished recognition.

The College of Business' chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an international honors organization for students and professionals in the fields of accounting, finance, and information systems, was awarded superior status for its performance in the 2018-19 academic year. This recognition is given to chapters that exceed the baseline requirements of BAP and have excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism, and leadership. This is the 12th consecutive year the College's Kappa Sigma chapter has received this distinguished recognition.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, the College's Kappa Sigma chapter hosted 20 professional development events and brought 14 different employers to campus. Also, the student members logged over 650 hours of community service, including partnering with Junior Achievement to teach financial literacy to elementary school students; working with the Accounting Aid Society to provide tax preparation help to low-income households; staffing the Polar Plunge Fundraiser for the Special Olympics; and helping to maintain the 300+ acre Environmental Study Area on the University of Michigan-Dearborn's campus.

There are approximately 300 Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) chapters worldwide, and only about half of them achieve superior status. The chapter's faculty advisors are Matthew Hayes, Assistant Professor of Accounting, and Michael Killey, Assistant Professor of Accounting.

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