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UCA students take second place in Beta Alpha Psi competition

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(KATV, Source: UCA Press Release) Members of the Theta Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi earned second place in two competition areas at the 2014 regional meeting in San Antonio, Texas. 

James Carney, Alex Harbuck, and Tyler Stage represented the UCA chapter and competed in the Strategic Planning Best Practices project, Strategic Planning: A Balanced Scorecard Approach.  The students competed with students from seven other universities in the region and placed second in the competition. 

Jonathan Mablin, Daniel Meador, and Melissa McDowell represented the UCA chapter and competed in the Leadership Best Practices project, Leadership: A Balanced Scorecard Approach.  The students competed with students from seven other universities in the region and placed second in the competition. 

UCA students Brooke Goodson and Jarred Hill presented community service ideas to approximately 75 meeting participants from other chapters. They presented ideas such as retirement community events, not-for-profit fundraising assistance, and low income family support activities. 

The UCA eight presenting students from above, as well as UCA students Lauren Penfield and Shelby Lovelace, attended many beneficial presentations, sessions, and panel discussions which focused on professional development, ethical behavior, leadership skills, service, and professional networking, which were led by BAP professional partners and alumni.

The keynote address was given by Steve Allocca, vice president of Global Credit at Paypal. The students attended the meeting in February. BKD, LLP contributed to the students' trip to the regional meeting.

Beta Alpha Psi is an organization for financial information students and professionals with 300 chapters on college and university campuses. The Theta Lambda chapter is identified as a superior chapter by the organization for its commitment to professional and service hours. 

 

 

2nd Place Winners in Strategic Planning Competition Pictured: Alex Harbuck (graduate student), Tyler Stage (senior), and James Carney (senior)

2nd Place Winners in Leadership Competition Pictured: Johnathin Mablin (junior), Daniel Meador (graduate student), 

and Melissa McDowell (senior)

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