Beta Alpha Psi inducts new members

Twelve accounting and finance students were initiated into the Lambda Xi chapter of Beta Alpha Psi honor society.

Beta Alpha Psi, an international honorary society for financial information students and professionals, initiated twelve students in a Feb. 10 ceremony. Elon University’s Lambda Xi chapter is hosted by the Department of Accounting in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business.

The Beta Alpha Psi initiates. 
The Beta Alpha Psi initiates. [/caption]The following students were inducted into Beta Alpha Psi:

Amanda Beland               
Evan Christopher
Justin Corwin
Robert Danis
Ryan Herring
Robert Linklater
William Manley
Casey Michaelis               
Francisco Naveira
Alexander Singer
Ryan Struble
Chelsea Wiggins

Students who obtained full membership have maintained a 3.0 GPA overall, have at least a 3.0 GPA in an upper-level finance or accounting class and have been an associate member for one semester.

The Elon chapter of Beta Alpha Psi holds weekly activities relevant to industry topics, connecting educators, professionals and students. BAP sponsors an annual Meet & Greet that provides business students with the opportunity to network with and meet potential employers. Elon’s BAP chapter also provides opportunities for members to provide service through tutoring programs, food drives and Habitat for Humanity.

The 2014-15 BAP officers are:

Richard Segal, president
Kevin Smeaton, executive vice president
Ryan Struble, secretary
Adam Knaszak, treasurer
Kenny Straub, vice president of events
Robert Danis, vice president of service
Matthew Zimpelman, financial literacy
Michael Visconti, vice president of media & member outreach

The chapter is advised by Patty Cox, assistant professor of accounting.

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