Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Honored with National Awards
September 26, 2014
Isenberg's student chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the national society for accountants and other financial information professionals, recently received multiple national awards from the society. For the third year in a row, Isenberg's student chapter was among the society's Superior Chapters, reflecting its outstanding performance in professional, service, and organizational activities. The Isenberg chapter's faculty advisor is Catherine Lowry, a lecturer in accounting.
Isenberg's chapter was also one of four in the nation to receive an ethics award sponsored by Grant Thornton LLP. To that end, the chapter developed ethics-related content for the school's Transitions course for its freshmen. It also created an ethics-focused case competition for Isenberg students.
And the chapter received national recognition for its participation in VITA, Isenberg's annual tax preparation partnership with the IRS for members of the local community with incomes below $50,000. The chapter excelled nationally in the categories Most Returns Prepared, Most Volunteers, and Most Volunteer Hours.
Finally, Isenberg accounting alumnus Dennis Hanno '90 PhD, nominated by the Isenberg chapter, was honored as Business Information Professional of the Year. Hanno will be inaugurated as president of Wheaton College on October 17. Earlier in his career, he was provost and an endowed professor of accounting at Babson College, and undergraduate dean at Isenberg.