Beta Alpha Psi members present, serve at annual meeting
Three students represented Elon’s Beta Alpha Psi chapter at the international organization’s annual meeting in Baltimore.
Three Martha and Spencer Love School of Business students, along with faculty advisor Assistant Professor Patty Cox, represented Elon University’s Lambda Xi chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) at the international honor organization’s annual meeting in Baltimore from Aug. 4-6.
Kristen Bellini ’18, treasurer, Christina Byrd ’18, associate member, and Jonathon Cox ’17, vice president, presented the chapter operations session “Innovative Recruiting of New Members.”
Bellini and Byrd also participated in the BAP International Day of Literacy, which involved visiting Baltimore schools to distribute books and present about the importance of literacy.
"During the conference, I appreciated meeting students and faculty from around the U.S. and observing their commitment to having their chapters benefit students and impact their communities,” Byrd said. “Even though getting ahead may seem like the most important thing in business, it is extremely valuable to give back to communities that lack in education, such as those lacking in basic literacy. The day left a lasting impact on me as I met kids that were beyond excited to take home a book that belonged to them, something I had always taken for granted while growing up."
Byrd also benefited from the day of service, calling it a highlight of the experience. “Not only did the conference provide me with information and guidance in my career path, it also encouraged me to see that we as business professionals are about serving others," Byrd said.
The Lambda Xi chapter was recognized during the meeting for achieving Superior chapter status for the ninth consecutive year.
The meeting’s theme was “Unleash Our Potential,” and focused on encouraging scholastic, professional and leadership development. Students met members of other BAP chapters, heard from keynote speakers, and attended professional and chapter operations sessions.
The Elon chapter of Beta Alpha Psi chapter encourages and recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. The organization hosts weekly activities relevant to industry topics and provides service opportunities for its members. The Lambda Xi chapter is hosted by the Department of Accounting in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.