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March 31, 2010

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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UT Tyler Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Recognized at Regional Meeting

(From left) Dr. Veronda Willis, Chantel Shipman, Ursula Diaz, Jay Nelson, Kelly Lambert (holding honorable mention certificate), Hollie Youngblood, Stephanie Kurland, Terry Thompson and Meredith Houston

(From left) Dr. Veronda Willis, Chantel Shipman, Ursula Diaz, Jay Nelson, Kelly Lambert (holding honorable mention certificate), Hollie Youngblood, Stephanie Kurland, Terry Thompson and Meredith Houston.

The Mu Kappa Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at The University of Texas at Tyler attended the Beta Alpha Psi Regional Meeting earlier this month in San Antonio and was recognized in competition, Dr. Harold Doty, College of Business and Technology dean, announced.

Student participants, listed by hometown and classification, were:

BROWNSBORO – Chantel Shipman, senior.

GILMER – Kelly Lambert, senior.

MABANK – Sadie Guiter, senior.

MOUNT PLEASANT – Jay Nelson, graduate student.

PITTSBURG – Ursula Diaz, junior and Hollie Youngblood, senior.

TOMBALL – Meredith Houston, graduate student.

TYLER – Stephanie Thompson, senior and Terry Thompson, senior.

MARYLAND – Stephanie Kurland, senior.

In the first time Mu Kappa participated in the Deloitte Best Practices Competition, Lambert, Diaz and Guiter gave a presentation on chapter sustainability and received honorable mention.

Dr. Veronda Willis, UT Tyler assistant professor of accounting, also attended in support of the chapter and students, who are all accounting majors.

The theme of the regional meeting was “Ethics, Integrity and Independence of Mind.”  Students attended several informational sessions covering topics such as service activities, fundraising, personal branding and financial literacy. They also interacted and networked with other university chapters in the Southwest Region.

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. Its primary objective is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.

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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