Accounting and Finance Honors Society Recognized as Superior Chapter

Group photo of Beta Alpha Psi – Mu Gamma Chapter at USF St. Petersburg

(Oct 31, 2017) – The accounting and finance honor society, Beta Alpha Psi – Mu Gamma Chapter, at USF St. Petersburg has been recognized as a superior chapter by the international organization for the ninth consecutive year.

With roughly 300 chapters throughout the U.S., less than half receive this distinction. The recognition is given to those chapters whose members attain specific goals, including attending professional events and volunteering in the community as well as excelling in the areas of academics and leadership.

“Our chapter acts as a critical bridge for students and the professional accounting world,” said USFSP Accounting Instructor and faculty advisor Patricia Gaukel. “By connecting students with professionals, who visit our members routinely to speak on topics like a day in the life of an auditor or the impact of the new tax reform, it provides networking opportunities important to any college student.”

To celebrate this significant achievement while welcoming new students into the organization, Beta Alpha Psi will host a fall induction banquet on November 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the University Student Center Ballroom. This will be the tenth annual fall induction banquet and there are currently 55 students in the USFSP chapter.

“Our yearly banquet will initiate new students into the club, recognize recent achievements and bring together students and faculty with accounting firm representatives throughout the region,” said Gaukel.

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals. The organization’s objective is to encourage scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field by promoting the study and practice of accounting and information systems, providing opportunities for self-development among members and practicing professionals and encouraging a sense of ethical and public responsibility.