February 9, 2009
09-022

Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Beta Alpha Psi Established at VSU

VALDOSTA - The Mu Zeta chapter of the Beta Alpha Psi honorary organization inducted its first members on Friday, Feb. 6, in the University Center Cypress Room.

BAP was organized by the Department of Accounting and Finance within the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration as a petitioning chapter in 2007. The local group of financial information students and professionals underwent a rigorous process to achieve full chapter approval.

The temporary status didn’t keep this group of students from progress. They held regular chapter meetings, attended national BAP meetings in Chicago and Anaheim and participate in community services events, such as local food drives and Habitat for Humanity. Their efforts during the 2007-08 chapter year earned them recognition as a “distinguished chapter.” Only one other petitioning chapter rated as high an honor.

Beta Alpha Psi is the national scholastic and professional accounting, finance and information systems organization. The Mu Zeta chapter is open to students who are at least a sophomore, have declared accounting or finance as a major, and have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

The chapter meets weekly on Thursdays at 5 p.m. on the North Campus in Pound Hall room 318. Students interested in Beta Alpha Psi should contact Chapter President Will Curry at wjcurry@valdosta.edu or the faculty advisor, Dr. Raymond Elson, at (229) 219-1214 or relson@valdosta.edu.


Students

Kathy Berger
Brent Beverly
Steven Brogdon
Kaylee Butler
Brian Champ
Anne Christian
Brandon Christian
Jamie Conner
Richard Crofts
William J. Curry, III
Katherine Dame
Chanel Davis
Branden Eichler
Joerg Ekkenga
Laura Ellington
Julian Ellis, Jr.
Paulo Gaona
Bhavik Gandhi
Sahil Grover
Alex Hamialkou
Natalie Harper
Casey Harrell
Mallory Harris
Kaylie Herndon
Jarrod Hester
Thomas Hewitt
Daniel Housley
Lindsae Hughes
Shanna James
Micah Kunkel
Joshua Lee
Archie Legette
Karlie Martin
Samuel Richards
Tracey Ross
Stephanie Runkle
John Shaughnassy
Betsy Smith
Jennifer Strickland
Kayla Tanner
Melanie Terwoord
Christopher Topham
Jessica Wadsworth
Philip Young
Emily Schlecht
Jason Webster


Faculty

Elvan Aktas
William Buchanan
A. Bruce Caster
Wanda Causseaux
Raymond J Elson
Sanjay Gupta
Michael Holland
Leisa Marshall
Karin Roland
Donald Seat
Nancy Swanson
Leonard Weld


Honorary

James Godbee
Marlan Nichols
June Paschal
Jeffrie Shipley
Jeffrey Wright