Three student teams win Beta Alpha Psi competition

Beta Alpha Psi announced winners of its new case competition during the 2008 annual meeting held in August in Anaheim, CA. The competition, Project Run With It, was sponsored by Moss Adams LLP.

The competition involved three not-for-profit companies, International Association of Skateboarding Companies, Fashion Business, Inc., and Saddleback Master Chorale, and 50 Beta Alpha Psi members from 42 chapters representing all three majors, accounting, finance, and information technology.

Five students teams were assigned to each of the not-for-profits to solve one of a variety of real business issues such as how to increase membership and/or fundraising dollars and still maintain appropriate internal controls; how to create a better Web site to attract new members or donors; and how to deal with the tax issues relating to the relationship between a 501c(6) and a 501c(3). The teams were provided approximately 12 hours to formulate their solutions and create their presentations. They then presented their solutions to judging panels consisting of the NFP representative, a faculty advisor, and a Moss Adams partner.

The following winners received $1,000 for their respective chapter treasuries.

International Association of Skateboarding Companies

  • Andrew Simon – University of Sydney
  • Ashley Janes – Kent State University
  • Lynette Adsitt – Boise State University
  • Ryan Otte – University of Nevada, Reno

Fashion Business, Inc.

  • Dawn Mason – Murray State University
  • Frank Ferrara – Fordham University
  • Anthony Donahue – James Madison University

Saddleback Master Chorale

  • Mary Kaufman – University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Nick Jongerius – Western Illinois University
  • John Mazurek – Marquette University

About Moss Adams LLP
Moss Adams LLP is the 11th largest certified public accounting and consulting firm in the U.S., and the largest firm headquartered in the West. The Firm provides business assurance, tax, financial, and consulting services to public and private companies, and governmental/not-for-profit organizations.

About Beta Alpha Psi
Beta Alpha Psi is the premier honor and social service student organization for accounting, finance, and IT majors. With over 280 chapters located throughout the United States and abroad, the organization boasts approximately 10,000 current members and over 300,000 alumni members. Founded in 1919, it is one of the oldest student organizations of its kind.

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