TAMPA — A team of University of Tampa students took second place in the national best practices competition in the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting, which was held in Baltimore on Aug. 4–6.
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals.
Sponsored by Deloitte LLP, the competition was focused on making improvements at the chapter level. UT finished ahead of seven other teams, including from California State University, Sacramento, The University of Notre Dame and The University of Denver. The UT team included Brent Caramanica, Stefan Cox, Lucie Matulikova and Yafeng Zhang.
Further, UT was one of eight teams that won the Gold Challenge Competition, sponsored by KPMG, which let BAP students put their multimedia skills to use by creating a 5-minute video that explains and/or demonstrates why their chapter deserves the award or why a top student would want to become part of the BAP organization. The UT video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq9kTY1_ltI
The UT team was accompanied to the conference by its faculty advisor of eight years, Mary Keener, associate professor of accounting.
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.
The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 110 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,300 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 65 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida.