Gordon Ford College of Business News
Beta Alpha Psi Earns Superior Chapter Status
- Author: Communication Staff
- Author: Thursday, November 14th, 2019
WKU’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has been recognized as a Superior Chapter by the international honor society. For its efforts, the chapter will receive an award of $500 from the KPMG Foundation.
“Recognition as a Superior Chapter is a significant accomplishment,” said Dr. Brian McGuire, BAP International President. “Under the leadership of Professor Kristine Barron, the Eta Omicron Chapter has far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism, and leadership.”
To achieve Superior Chapter status, the WKU chapter hosts numerous professional events such as Meet the Firms; workshops and seminars; and student recruitment events.
"Beta Alpha Psi is a unique organization because its activities support our Department’s mission of providing excellent accounting education and preparing students for successful and rewarding careers in accounting and business,” said Dr. Mark Ross, chair of the department.
The WKU chapter has earned Superior Chapter status for the past 15 consecutive years. Ryan Hendricks served as chapter president during the 2018-19 academic year.
“We are proud of our Beta Alpha Psi members for their pursuit of accounting education excellence,” said Dr. Christopher Shook, Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business. “The GFCB prides itself on providing professional associations that equip students with leadership and networking skills that will improve their professional lives.”
Beta Alpha Psi has sought to recognize and encourage scholastic and professional excellence in the accounting field for the past 100 years. The WKU Eta Omicron Chapter was founded in 1988.