September 15, 2014
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VSU's Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Recognized as a Gold Chapter

Front Row L-R: Dr. Lynn Jones, Stacy Godwin, Taylor Fletcher, Jessie Brooks, Jenna Olson
Second Row L-R: Reid Miller, Chance Windham, Tully Lineberger, Dr. Ray Elson, Mr. Mark Wills, Curtis Cook, Ashley Mead, Joe Trevena

VALDOSTA - The Valdosta State University Beta Alpha Psi - Mu Zeta Chapter was recognized as one of 15 gold chapters at the annual meeting held Aug. 7-9 in Atlanta. This is the second consecutive year that the chapter received this recognition. The award placed VSU's chapter in the top 4 percent of all Beta Alpha Psi chapters worldwide.

To become a gold chapter, Mu Zeta had to meet the following requirements;

  • Been designated a superior chapter for school years 2013 and 2104
  • Participated in a regional meeting, either as a meeting host/co-host, chapter operations presenter or best practices competitor 
  • Participate in the 2014 annual meeting, either as a meeting host/co-host, chapter operations presenter or best practices competitor 

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

Beta Alpha Psi is the accounting and finance honors organization open to accounting and finance students with a major and overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher.  The Mu Zeta Chapter was installed in 2009. Ashley Mead (ammead@valdosta.edu) is the 2014-15 chapter president and Dr. Ray Elson (relson@valdosta.edu) is the faculty advisor. The chapter meets on Thursdays at 5 p.m. in the Health Sciences and Business Administration Center, room 1122.

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