Friday, December 13, 2013

COBI’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter again recognized as Superior

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi achieved Superior status for their successful efforts during the 2012-2013 academic year.

“Recognition as Superior Chapter is a significant accomplishment,” noted Jan Taylor Morris, President, Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for financial information professionals. “Under the leadership of Dr. Diana Franz, the Gamma Epsilon Chapter has far exceeded the baseline requirements of Beta Alpha Psi and has excelled in the areas of academics, professionalism and leadership. As faculty advisor for the chapter, Dr. Franz has provided an invaluable service to your academic institution.”
“This validates a lot of work, effort and attention to detail,” noted Dr. Franz, Accounting Professor in the UT College of Business and Innovation.  “There is a lot of record keeping and recording of service hours between the Chapter and the national office. The students had the vision that they would go for the Superior status, so they identified what had to be done and all pitched in to make it happen.”

“Because Beta Alpha Psi is a service organization, we did a lot of events on weekends assisting a number of charitable organizations,” she explained, “participating in a wide array of events which mirrored the students’ interests and availability.
“The link between the College of Business and Innovation and the business professionals in our community is very strong,” Dr. Franz added. “It is amazing to observe benefits that arise from this connection. COBI alumni often come back to the college to speak at Gamma Epsilon meetings, even though they are held late on weekday evenings. There is tremendous networking, which is certainly beneficial for our students. And the message to the business community is, ‘If you are in Beta, you are a leader.’”

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