August 22, 2013

VSU's Beta Alphi Psi Chapter Recognized as Gold Chapter

L-R: David Malone, Marhabo Kasimova, Gabriel Terrell, Amber Merrell, Andrea Corbin, Dr. Ray Elson (faculty advisor) and Sarah Sellers

VALDOSTA - The Valdosta State University Beta Alpha Psi - Mu Zeta Chapter was recognized as one of 12 gold chapters at the annual meeting held Aug. 8-10, 2013 in Anaheim, Ca.  This places the chapter in the top four percent of all Beta Alpha Psi chapters and demonstrates a willingness to go above and beyond what is expected of most chapters. 

To be recognized as a gold chapter, Mu Zeta had to meet the following requirements:

  • Have Superior Chapter status for school year 2012
  • Have Superior Chapter status for school year 2013
  • Participate in a regional meeting, either as a meeting host/co-host, chapter operations presenter or best practices competitor 
  • Participate in the 2013 annual meeting as a meeting host/co-host, chapter operations presenter or best practices competitor 


The competition for gold chapter, titled the KPMG Gold Challenge Competition, lets Beta Alpha Psi students put their multimedia skills to use by creating a seven-minute video that explains and/or demonstrates why their chapter deserves the award. The KPMG Foundation sponsors the KPMG Gold Challenge Competition.

Beta Alpha Psi is the accounting and finance honors organization open to accounting and finance students with a major and overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.  The Mu Zeta Chapter was installed in 2009. Sarah Sellers ( is the 2013-14 chapter president and Dr. Ray Elson ( is the faculty advisor.  The chapter meets on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in Pound Hall 301.

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