UW Bothell Hosts Regional Beta Alpha Psi Conference Accounting Students Win Big for “Dealing with Change”

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – Recently UW Bothell hosted the 2012 Beta Alpha Psi Regional Conference, which joined together 200 accounting students representing 16 prominent universities from around the northwest to compete in three categories of best accounting practices.

Of those three competitions, UW Bothell won the competition "Dealing with Change," and came in second in the competition "Thinking Outside of the Box.”

The winning team will move on to the national Beta Alpha Psi competition in Baltimore in August. Its members are: JC Hauchecorne, Chris Harbert, James Forinash, Caroline Boktour, and Gennell Scribner. Students on the second place team were Chris Steele and Mariah Wine.

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals founded in 1919. Beta Alpha Psi encourages and recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. 

Participants spent one day of the conference enjoying special tours of Amazon, Starbucks, Alaska Airlines, the Gates Foundation, and Digi-Pen Institute of Technology.

Ron Tilden, faculty advisor, coordinated the event and says the tours were very popular.

“It was an honor hosting this event, and having the opportunity to show their members what the Pacific Northwest has to offer,” Tilden says.

Beta Alpha Psi’s work 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.

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. For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.