Beta Alpha Psi again receives national honors

Release Date: September 9, 2013 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi was recognized once again as one of the best in the world, receiving a number of special honors and awards at the organization’s annual meeting held Aug. 8-10, in Anaheim, Calif.

Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international honors organization for financial information students and professionals.

The School of Management’s Zeta Theta chapter received the KPMG Gold Chapter award, an honor bestowed on only 12 chapters out of the 315 worldwide. The award is given to chapters that continually demonstrate and exemplify the highest values of BAP: leadership, scholastic success, lifelong learning and development, service and ethical behavior.

“This is the fifth consecutive year we have received the KPMG Gold Chapter award,” said Kathleen Nesper, assistant professor of accounting and law and chapter advisor. “It’s a great example of the commitment our students and faculty have to excel in all areas of academic life.”

Zeta Theta was also recognized as a top Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) chapter again this year. Through VITA, IRS-certified accounting students from the School of Management provide free tax preparation services to individuals and families with annual incomes below $50,000 each spring.

In addition, the chapter’s best practice team competed and earned first place in the inspiration category at the meeting. The team had earned first place at the regional competition in Alexandria, Va., in March.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News and World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB’s more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities. 

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