Accounting’s Beta Alpha Psi Is Golden

The Zarb School is proud to announce that the Delta Pi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has just won the KPMG Gold Challenge Competition at the 2014 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia! The Zarb Beta Alpha Psi chapter is a student organization of the Department of Accounting, Taxation and Legal Studies.

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility. Beta Alpha Psi was founded in 1919. Today, there are 300 chapters on college and university campuses nationwide with over 300,000 initiated members since its inception.

Only 15 chapters are selected to win this prestigious award from more than 300 Beta Alpha Psi international chapters.  From the Beta Alpha Psi Web site, here are just a few of the things that it takes to be a “Gold Chapter”:

  • A Gold Chapter takes every opportunity to consistently go above and beyond the requirements of a Superior Chapter. [The Delta Pi chapter has been ranked as a Superior Chapter for more than 25 consecutive years.] 
  • A Gold Chapter focuses on quality and not just quantity.
  • A Gold Chapter is creative, innovative and inventive.
  • A Gold Chapter customizes its goals and objectives to meet the specific needs of the chapter.
  • A Gold Chapter always strives to operate the chapter in a way that enhances the chapter making it better or taking it from good to great.
  • A Gold Chapter builds off of its strengths but also recognizes its weaknesses and takes specific actions to turn the weaknesses into strengths.
  • A Gold Chapter recognizes and understands the importance of sustainability through continued attraction of top students into the organization.

Six years ago, KPMG and Beta Alpha Psi created the “Gold Chapter” designation.  Chapters must complete a very rigorous application, which is the culmination of two years’ worth of outstanding programming and activities. This past May, under the leadership of President Abdulla Tokhie, the following Beta Alpha members and officers completed this rigorous application: Brandon Amon, Daniela Bodden, Richard Jannotti, Robert Rubenfeld, and Xiaorui Zhang.

Please welcome us in congratulating all of the members of the Delta Pi Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, both past and present, on earning this designation.  In particular, we would like to recognize the contributions of the most recent executive board and faculty advisor, whose imaginative and innovative programming and activities made this award possible:

Tracy Robertson – President 

Matthew Barry – Vice President 

Robert Serikstad – Vice President 

Kerry Murphy – Executive Secretary 

Daniel Lewitt – Reporting Secretary

Robert Rubenfeld – Treasurer 

Dr. Daniel Tinkelman – Faculty Advisor 


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