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 Alexandra Miller, BAP International President. “Under the leadership of Professor Henson, 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. As Faculty Advisor for the chapter, Professor Henson has provided an invaluable service to your academic institution.”
To achieve Superior Chapter status, the WKU chapter hosts numerous professional events such as Meet the Firms; workshops and seminars; and student recruitment events.
“The Department of Accounting supports the Beta Alpha Psi chapter because all of its activities support our mission of providing excellent accounting education and preparing students for successful and rewarding careers in accounting and business,” said Dr. Harold Little, chair of the department.
The WKU chapter has earned Superior Chapter status for the past 14 consecutive years. Adabella Nunez served as chapter president during the 2017-18 academic year.
“We are proud of our Beta Alpha Psi members for their pursuit of accounting education excellence,” said Dr. Cathy Carey, interim dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business. “As an applied College of business, the GFCB prides itself on providing professional associations that meet the needs of its students.”
Beta Alpha Psi seeks to recognize and encourage scholastic and professional excellence in the accounting field. The WKU Eta Omicron Chapter was founded in 1988.