For Delta Nu, Isenberg’s Beta Alpha Psi(BAP)accounting honor society chapter, 2015-2016 was a banner year. For the fifth year in a row, the Isenberg group earned Superior Chapter status, the society’s highest distinction. To achieve that status, the students exceeded a high bar of professional and service hours. They also completed a specified number of Reaching Out Activities, which foster interest and improvements in Beta Alpha Psi—locally, regionally, and nationally.
In addition, the chapter placed third nationally in BAP’s Inclusive Leadership Awards category, created and sponsored by the accounting firm, Ernst & Young. In that initiative, chapters create an abstract on what diversity means to them and to the professional world. They also submit an accompanying impact plan to foster diversity in their business schools.
Isenberg BAP member William Sennott ’17 also made his mark. The Isenberg senior was chosen to participate on one of five intercollegiate teams in Project Run with It. In that BAP competition, sponsored by the accounting firm, Moss Adams, teams work with nonprofit organizations to help them grow and pursue their aspirations.
A catalyst for many of Delta Nu’s accomplishments, Isenberg’s Cathy Lowry was one of four faculty advisors honored nationally as “outstanding.” Now in her fifth year as chapter faculty advisor, Cathy has helped grow the group to 150 members. “The chapter has always been superior, but in recent years it has achieved new heights in community service and in firm-sponsored case competitions,” she observes. “The feedback from the firms is that our students are exceptional,” she continues. “Ultimately I want them to excel as leaders. It’s about social maturity and growth after you get that job. It’s about community.”