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SDSU’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Wins Big at Regional Competition

SDSU’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter representatives

From left: Matthew Kerr, Melissa Farr, Huslen Munkhbaatar, Kristine Chacon, Edgar Galvan, John Poptanich

The SDSU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (the Beta Eta chapter) placed among the top three in each category entered at the 2019 Beta Alpha Psi Western Regional Conference Best Practices Competition.

After being split into three categories titled “Roots”, “Branches” and “Shade,” the 23 teams from 14 universities gave competing presentations on leadership and community service to a panel of judges. SDSU’s Huslen Munkhbaatar and Matthew Kerr were awarded first place in the Shade category, while Melissa Farr and John Poptanich took second place in the Roots category, and Kristine Chacon and Edgar Galvan placed third in the Branches category. All six are students at Fowler College of Business’ Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy.

Munkhbaatar and Kerr will compete in the Best Practices Competition at Beta Alpha Psi’s annual meeting held in Chicago, August 8 -10.

Beta Alpha Psi is an international university honors organization for accounting, finance, and information system students with more than 300 chapters across the globe. The SDSU chapter has been recognized nationally as a “superior” chapter for more than 25 years.

SDSU accounting professor, Dr. Brett Kawada, serves as the organization’s faculty advisor. The chapter of Beta Alpha Psi placed among the top three at the 2019 Beta Alpha Psi Western Regional Conference Best Practices Competition.