Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a cocktail reception and dinner on Nov. 12.
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) is an international financial information organization for students and professionals. The UB School of Management’s Zeta Theta chapter was founded in 1981.
The anniversary celebration will take place at 6 p.m. at the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus. Highlights of the evening will include honoring the chapter’s past presidents and a keynote speech by Mark Tronconi, principal at the accounting firm of Tronconi Segarra & Associates and School of Management alumnus.
“We have much to celebrate this year,” said Kathleen Nesper, assistant professor of accounting and law and chapter advisor. “The multiple honors we have received are a testament to the dedication and service of our members.”
The Zeta Theta chapter was awarded the KPMG Gold Chapter award at the national BAP meeting in August, an honor bestowed on only seven chapters.
Zeta Theta also received special recognition from the IRS at the conference for having the largest Beta Alpha Psi-run Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in the nation, based on the number of volunteers who contributed at least five hours of service.
In 2011, the VITA program at UB surpassed its previous years’ results by filing more than 800 total refunds worth $1,030,353, and having 155 total certified volunteers who collectively contributed more than 2,200 hours of service over the 10-week program.
The School of Management’s chapter also has earned recognition in recent years as a “Superior Chapter” and for its student participation in best practice and case competitions run by the national organization.
Reservations are required for the dinner and can be made by contacting BAPbanquetcommittee@gmail.com.
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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.