Published September 4, 2015
Durham, N.C. – Beta Alpha Psi is pleased to announce that Diane Pattison, Academic Director, University of San Diego Graduate Accountancy Programs, was the recipient of the KPMG/Bernard J. Milano Lifetime Service Award at the 2015 Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, WI.
The KPMG/Bernard J. Milano Lifetime Service Award was created to honor distinguished and sustained service to the goals and purpose of Beta Alpha Psi. The award recognizes individuals who have shown a lifetime commitment to the advancement of Beta Alpha Psi, through service efforts, financial contributions or advocacy of the organization.
“Diane has served Beta Alpha Psi for decades in almost every position in the organization,” said Kevin Stocks, Past-President, Beta Alpha Psi. “She promotes and represents the values of the organization, and her focus on and love for the students is reflected in the detailed attention she gives to her areas of responsibility”.
A veteran in the Beta Alpha Psi network, Pattison not only witnessed but also played a significant role in many of the organization’s strategic shifts. She was a member of the Board Executive Committee that opened Beta Alpha Psi’s membership to Information Systems and Finance students. Furthermore, the organization welcomed its first international chapter, thus positioning Beta Alpha Psi as an integral factor in the global market.
“Words cannot possibly describe how incredibly humbled I am to be the recipient of the 2015 KPMG/Bernard J. Milano Service Award,” said Pattison. “The two representatives for which this award was named, KPMG and Bernard J. Milano, have demonstrated exemplary lifetime service, and each has supported and served Beta Alpha Psi for many years! I am honored to be considered in the same genre. ”
Following her tenure as the organization’s President (2000-2001), Pattison sustained her involvement and served as an advisory figure to the Board. “She has the admiration and respect of her peers,” Stocks added “and no one deserves this recognition more than Diane for her lifelong dedicated service to Beta Alpha Psi.”
About Beta Alpha Psi
Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.
Headquartered in Durham, NC, Beta Alpha Psi has over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation.