Published: Mar 3, 2010
Two teams of University of Tampa students placed first at the Beta Alpha
Psi Southeast Regional Conference, held recently in Orlando. The teams
will move on to compete at nationals in August in San Jose, Calif.
Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information
students and professionals. Teresa Pergola, assistant professor of
accounting, is the acting BAP advisor.
The team competed in two
of the three best practices topics, in the areas of chapter
sustainability and service learning. They topped teams from the
University of South Florida, Louisiana State University, Elon
University, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, the University of
Central Florida and the University of Mississippi, among others. More
than 300 students competed.
“UT’s chapter is relatively new but
has been very successful on campus, in the community, and among other
BAP chapters throughout the country,” Pergola said.
The UT teams
included Andrew Argue, Patrick Campbell, Lisa Reale, Rob Mainelli,
Stephanie Gorospe, Valerie Bryan, Jenna Scinta, Max McQuirter, Roman
Cowan, Meridith Klein, Janell Garguilo and Jingming Ma.
Last August, a UT team took first place at the national Beta Alpha Psi Best Practice Competition in New York.
The regional competition was sponsored by Deloitte LLP.