2021 Annual Meeting Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended the Live Virtual Annual Meeting and who participated in one of the competitions! Below you will find a list of competition and award winners, as well as pre-recorded videos of award winners.

Beta Alpha Psi is grateful to all our sponsors for their contributions and support of the below competitions and recognitions.

To learn more about Beta Alpha Psi's Giving Back in the Next 100 Initative, click here.

To view the Professional Partner pre-recorded sessions on the Video Resource Repository page, click here. (You must be logged into the Alumni & Member Network to view)

Competition Winners

Best Practices - sponsored by Deloitte LLP

  • Invest in Yourself
    • 1st Place: University of Technology Sydney, Upsilon Tau Sigma Chapter
    • 2nd Place: Cleveland State University, Delta Psi Chapter
    • 3rd Place: University of Nevada Las Vegas, Theta Omicron Chapter
  • Invest in Your Chapter
    • 1st Place: University of Technology Sydney, Upsilon Tau Sigma Chapter
    • 2nd Place: The University of Tampa, Lambda Beta Chapter
    • 3rd Place: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Delta Theta Chapter
  • Invest in Your Community
    • 1st Place: University at Buffalo, Zeta Theta Chapter
    • 2nd Place: Cleveland State University, Delta Psi Chapter
    • 3rd Place: Middle Tennessee State University, Zeta Gamma Chapter

Best Practices - 1st place videos

Invest in Yourself

    • 1st Place: University of Technology Sydney, Upsilon Tau Sigma Chapter

Invest in Your Chapter

    • 1st Place: University of Technology Sydney, Upsilon Tau Sigma Chapter

Invest in Your Community

    • 1st Place: University at Buffalo, Zeta Theta Chapter

Project Run With It - sponsored by Moss Adams LLP

Not for Profit: The Volunteer Center

Case A: Team A4

  • Elizabeth Howard - University of Nebraska at Omaha, Gamma Kappa Chapter
  • Madison Hysell - University of Texas at Tyler, Mu Kappa Chapter
  • Austin Lai - The George Washington University, Epsilon Sigma Chapter
  • Christian Tinsley - Georgia Southern University, Zeta Delta Chapter

Case B: Team B3

  • Jena Hagen - Iowa State University, Iota Beta Chapter
  • Yesha Shah - Valdosta State University, Mu Zeta Chapter
  • Gabriella Young - Loyola University Maryland, Eta Upsilon Chapter

2021 Gold Challenge - sponsored by KPMG Foundation

  • University of Arkansas, Alpha Iota Chapter

  • Bradley University, Zeta Lambda Chapter

  • The University of Sydney, Lambda Omega Chapter

  • Monash University, Xi Epsilon Chapter

  • University of Technology Sydney, Upsilon Tau Sigma Chapter

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, Delta Chi Chapter

  • Florida International University, Eta Iota Chapter

  • Seattle University, Delta Eta Chapter

  • University of South Florida, Delta Gamma Chapter

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, Theta Omicron Chapter

VITA Perseverance Award Recipients

  • Boise State University, Zeta Psi Chapter
  • Brigham Young University, Gamma Alpha Chapter
  • Case Western Reserve University, Pi Chapter
  • Creighton University, Alpha Nu Chapter
  • Indiana University, Beta Alpha Chapter
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Zeta Gamma Chapter
  • Murray State University, Epsilon Nu Chapter
  • Ohio Northern University, Mu Delta Chapter
  • Oregon State University, Epsilon Chapter
  • Portland State University, Epsilon Alpha Chapter
  • San Francisco State University, Beta Chi Chapter
  • SUNY Oswego, Lambda Zeta Chapter
  • The University of Texas at Tyler, Mu Kappa Chapter
  • Truman State University, Kappa Nu Chapter
  • University of Central Arkansas, Theta Lambda Chapter
  • University of North Georgia, Nu Gamma Chapter
  • Valdosta State University, Mu Zeta Chapter

Award Winners

President's Award

Beth Fulk, CMP

Lead Manager, Meetings and Events, AICPA

Grant Thornton Ethics Semifinalists - Competition suspended for 2021

EY Inclusive Leadership Award First Round Winners (Deadline for Second Round Submissions moved to October 15 due to COVID-19 crisis)

  • First place – Case Western Reserve University, Pi Chapter
  • Second place – The University of Melbourne, Xi Lambda Chapter and Monash University, Xi Epsilon Chapter
  • Third place – Western Kentucky University, Eta Omicron Chapter
  • Third place – The University of Tampa, Lambda Beta Chapter

Business Information Professional of the Year (BIPOY) - sponsored by IMA

Education:

Dr. Mark Ross, JC Holland Professor and Chair, Dept. of Accounting - Western Kentucky University
Nominated by Western Kentucky University, Eta Omicron chapter

Professional Services:

Colleen Dowd, Risk Assurance Partner, PwC
Nominated by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Delta Nu chapter

Industry and Government:

David Dill, President and Chief Executive Officer - LifePoint Health
Nominated by Murray State University, Epsilon Nu chapter 

 

Medal of Inspiration Award - sponsored by the AICPA

Fadi Shamoun, Petitioning Chapter, Swinburne University of Technology
Press Release

 

Outstanding Dean Award

Dr. Debra Salvucci, Leo J. Meehan School of Business at Stonehill College

 

Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award - sponsored by RSM US LLP

  • Anna Bedford, University of Technology, Sydney, Upsilon Tau Sigma chapter
  • Jenny Teruya, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Delta Theta chapter
  • George Durler, Emporia State University, Lambda Psi chapter
  • David Emerson, Salisbury University, Iota Pi Chapter

 

Professional Sessions and Award Winner Announcements

Recording
Professional Session: 
10 Habits of a Highly Successful Career [Becker Professional Education]
Award Announcement: Project Run With It (PRWI)

Recording
Professional Session:
Creating Your Personal Brand [Deloitte]
Award Announcement: Project Run With It (PRWI)

Recording
Professional Session:
Virtual Recruitment - Unlock Your Potential [AGA]
Award Announcement: Best Practices

Recording
Professional Session:
Careers in Accounting - The Possibilities are Endless [Gleim Exam Prep]
Award Announcement: Best Practices

Recording
Opening Session:
Community Service Day

Recording
Professional Session:
CPA Exam Information Session & Study Strategies [Wiley Efficient Learning]
Award Announcement: Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award

Recording
Professional Session:
Exploring Your Options - What You Can Do with an Accounting Degree [Xero]

Recording
Professional Session:
Accounting for the Future! [Wipfli]
Award Announcement: Gold Challenge

Recording
Professional Session:
I Spy a Leader [UWorld]
Award Announcement: Gold Challenge

Recording
Opening Session:
Live AND, Forget OR!


Hear what our Professional Partners think about BAP!

BAP provides a unique opportunity for students to connect with peers and a variety of employers, all while developing their business skillset. Through the vast networking and learning events, community service projects, leadership opportunities, presentations, and case competitions, BAP sets the bar at successfully preparing students for their transition into the workforce [and beyond].

Silke Olsen
Moss Adams