The Theta Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi chapter at the University of Central Arkansas earned two first place awards at the organization’s Southwest Regional meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, February 25, 2017.
Anastasiya Klimiankova of Belarus, Obed Onyemakonor of Nigeria, and Nathan Scheuter of Conway (all undergraduate accounting majors) competed in the Strategic Planning category of Best Practices using their project, “Building on the Past and Preparing for the Future.” The students competed against nine other regional teams and won the competition.
Emelyn-Doriane Djoké of Côte d’Ivorie (undergraduate accounting major) and Tuan Nguyen of Vietnam (post-baccalaureate accounting major) competed in the Community Outreach category of Best Practices using their project, “Diversity in the Accounting Profession.” The students competed against three other regional teams and won the competition.
The students who participated in the competitions earned the right to compete at the national meeting this August in Anaheim, California. Other UCA accounting students attending the conference were Jean Piere Leon Chavez of El Dorado, Kylie Garrett of Heber Springs, Jacob Hoelzeman of Conway, Johnathan Long of Bauxite, and Alyman Ouattara of Côte d’Ivorie (all undergraduates) and Sultan Faretdinov of Kazakhstan (graduate student). During the conference, students attended sessions on professional development, ethical behavior, leadership skills, service, and professional networking.
The UCA Department of Accounting received contributions from BKD, LLP which allows the students to travel to the southwest and annual conferences. [Read more…]