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May 14, 2008

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UT Tyler Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society Inducts Charter Members

The University of Texas at Tyler Beta Alpha Psi Honor Society has inducted 17 charter members, Dr. Jim Tarter, dean of the College of Business and Technology, announced.


Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. Members must declare a major in accounting, finance or information systems; maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and be of good moral character.


Mark Washburn, UT Tyler lecturer in accounting, is the faculty adviser.


Officers-elect are Meredith Houston, president; Brandon Tatum, vice president; Hollie Youngblood, secretary; Christy Smith, treasurer; and Jay Nelson, vice president of activities and special affairs.


Beta Alpha Psi’s primary objective is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.


Student inductees by major are:


Accounting – Jessica Burks, Courtney Christenberry, Marcos Cruz, Miguel Garcia, Kevin Habibelahian, Meredith Houston, Jay Nelson, Lily Radeva, Kris Rivera, Alvin Samuel, Christy Smith, Brittany Traylor, Andrew Walker, Kwang Soo Yoo and Hollie Youngblood.


Computer Science – Bubbacarr Demba.


Finance – Brandon Tatum.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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