UM-Dearborn's Beta Alpha Psi-Kappa Sigma chapter was recognized as an international “Superior Chapter” at the national meeting of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information Professionals

November 6, 2009

DEARBORN / Nov. 6, 2009---The University of Michigan-Dearborn's Beta Alpha Psi-Kappa Sigma chapter was recognized as an international “Superior Chapter” at the national meeting of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), the International Honorary Organization for Financial Information Professionals.

To be eligible for this honor, chapters must demonstrate successful professional meetings, regional competition success and community service.

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business (COB) BAP chapter earned the honor by organizing meetings on campus with accounting and business professionals, hosting various presentations from companies and participating in community service activities during the 2008-2009 academic year.

“This award is a testimonial to the hard work and dedication of our College of Business students who are officers and members of BAP,” said Kim Schatzel, COB dean.  “We are lucky to have an enthusiastic officer group who made this happen.”
In a letter announcing the designation, Andrew Bailey, national president of Beta Alpha Psi, said "Recognition as a ‘Superior Chapter’ is a very significant accomplishment.  Under the leadership of Prof. Susan Baker, the Kappa Sigma Chapter has far exceeded the minimum requirements of Beta Alpha Psi, and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism, and leadership.

“We believe that Susan has provided an invaluable service to your students and academic institution,” Bailey noted.  “As we begin the 2009-2010 academic year, Susan's commitment, not only to the profession but also to the students of Beta Alpha Psi, will continue to be applauded today and every day to come."

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