Elon’s Beta Alpha Psi places second in best practices competition

Students attended the society’s southeast regional meeting in Orlando, earning award for strategic planning presentation.

<p>(l-r) Elon Beta Alpha Psi members Michael Visconti '15, Nancy Chen '14, Hanna Wentz '14 and Robert Danis '15 made a presentation on transitioning officers at the southeast regional meeting in Orlando, Fla.</p>
The Elon team of Richard Segal ’15, Kenny Straub ’14 and Matthew Zimpelman ‘’15 competed against 10 teams in the Beta Alpha Psi best practices competition in the area of strategic planning hosted by Deloitte. Elon placed second, receiving verbal recognition and a monetary award at the BAP southeast regional meeting in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 22.

“We presented on our chapter’s strategic plan and how we have implemented the plan through our financial literacy program,” said Segal, an accounting major. “We plan to continue making financial literacy presentations in the local community this semester to build on the program we have established.”

Patty Cox, advisor to Elon’s chapter of BAP and assistant professor of accounting, also attended the meeting. This year’s theme was “Leading at the Crossroads.”

Attendees gained professional insight into industry topics such as fraud and forensic accounting and sports and entertainment management. BAP officers benefitted from specific training sessions geared toward their role in the chapter.

Hanna Wentz ’14, Michael Visconti ’15, Nancy Chen ’14 and Robert Danis ’15 made a presentation in an operational session on how to transition officers of a chapter.

Beta Alpha Psi is a national honorary society recognizing students in fields of accounting, finance and information systems. The Lambda Xi chapter is hosted by Elon University’s Department of Accounting in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.