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April 19, 2006

Accounting and Finance Honor Society to Initiate New Members April 29

uwec seal Six business students will be inducted into Beta Alpha Psi, a national honor society for financial information professionals, Saturday, April 29 at 2:30 pm in the Davies Center President's Room.  Initiation will be held in conjunction with the university's Honors Week, a time set aside by the university to recognize students of high scholastic achievement.

Beta Alpha Psi student initiates are as follows:

  • Phuong Nguyen, a sophomore accounting student from Hanoi, Vietnam   

  • Kimberly Rose, a senior accounting student from Eau Claire, WI

  • Anna Scherer, a senior accounting student from Red Wing, MN

  • Jeffery Stovern, a junior accounting and finance student from Poplar, WI

  • Dongmei Tang, a sophomore accounting student from the Peoples' Republic of China

  • Heidi Thoe, a junior accounting student from Cumberland, WI 

Ingrid Ulstad , senior lecturer, Accounting and Finance, will be inducted into the organization as an honorary member.

To be eligible for invitation, accounting and finance students must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all upper level accounting courses

  • Completion of Accounting 301, Intermediate Accounting I

  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 OR GPA above 3.25 over the past 25 credits

  • Top 35% of  their class

Beta Alpha Psi recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in the fields of accounting and finance.  The organization provides opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.  The organization has 263 campus chapters with over 300,000 members initiated since it was founded in 1919.

James Rundall, Accounting and Finance, is the faculty adviser for the Eau Claire chapter of the organization.