TU’s Eta Rho Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has once again been recognized as a Distinguished Chapter for exceeding the baseline requirements of the organization and excelling in the areas of academics, professionalism and leadership during the 2015-16 academic year.
Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary and service organization for financial information students and professionals. The organization’s primary mission is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. In addition to promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems, Beta Alpha Psi also provides students with opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encourages a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.
Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919 and the Eta Rho Chapter was established at TU in 1990. The group holds monthly professional meetings that feature a speaker from a firm or organization and also coordinates opportunities to network with local professionals throughout the semester.
Anna McColl, applied associate professor of accounting, has served as faculty adviser for TU’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter for two years. “Beta Alpha Psi continues to have a strong presence on campus, said McColl. “At Beta Alpha Psi events, our students have been able to network with professionals, leading to both internship and full-time positions. Recognition by the national organization acknowledges the high standard of excellence that our student leaders maintain for our chapter.”