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Published: March 02, 2016

University of Tampa Students Take First, Second in Regional Accounting Competition

A team of nine University of Tampa students took first and second place in two of three categories in the regional Beta Alpha Psi Best Practices Competition, which was held at the 2016 Beta Alpha Psi Southeast Regional meeting in Birmingham on Feb. 27–28.

Beta Alpha Psi is an honorary organization for financial information students and professionals.

The UT team that earned first place topped teams from Auburn University, Elon University, the University of South Florida, the University of Memphis, the University of Central Florida and others. UT has been invited to compete against winning teams from around the country at the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting in Baltimore on Aug. 4–6. The team includes Brent Caramanica ’16, Lucie Matulikova ’16, Ryan Skaletsky ’16 and Yafeng Zhang M.S. ’16.

The team that earned second place includes Caramanica, Carly Cantelmo ’16, Morgan Flannery ’16, Kelly Moore ’17, Sean Okochi '17 and Adam Zaki ’16.

The students were accompanied to the conference by their faculty advisor of eight years, Associate Professor of Accounting Mary Keener. “We again had students and faculty from schools throughout the Southeast talking about how great UT’s students are,” she said.

The competition was sponsored by Deloitte LLP.

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