UW Bothell Accounting Students Place 3rd in Regional Competition

Friday, April 23, 2010
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BOTHELL, Wash. – University of Washington Bothell undergraduate accounting students placed third in the Beta Alpha Psi regional competition, held April 9-10 in Spokane, Washington.

Accounting students Nathan Al-Huwail, Alex Olson, Andrew Lowe and Vladimir Kolpatchev won third place for their presentation in the Chapter Sustainability category of the Best Practices competition.

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary academic organization for students pursuing degrees and careers in the field of accounting. The UW Bothell chapter is petitioning for formal status in Beta Alpha Psi, as is required for all new accounting programs.  The UW Bothell will graduate its first class of accounting majors this spring.  “For a petitioning chapter to place in a regional competition is a significant accomplishment.  This is a true testament to the dedication and commitment of our students”, said Deborah Medlar, faculty advisor.

Says Business Program Director Sandeep Krishnamurthy, “This is a great exemplar of the amazing energy around Accounting on our campus.”

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.