Beta Alpha Psi places first at Regional Competition

The University of North Georgia’s Nu Gamma chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) took home the first place prize on February 10th at the 2018 Beta Alpha Psi Southeast Regional Competition.

The team competed in the Best Practices category “Launching Into the Next Century.” Their abstract was one of nine selected to present at the Deloitte, LLP Best Practices competition in Birmingham, AL.

The winning team members were Michael Thomas (Nu Gamma President), Jenna Allen (Nu Gamma VP-Treasury/Secretary) and Jae Beach (Nu Gamma VP-Membership).

They presented on UNG’s BAP chapter’s multi-campus presence and the use of simulcasting technology at their professional meetings to engage students across campuses, which allows flexibility for students, alumni and speakers who attend.

“I believe our chapter’s use of an innovative, forward-thinking technology that fosters inclusivity and flexibility is what really made our presentation stand out,” Thomas said.

The team heard through their BAP chapter advocate that other chapters were requesting ideas from multicampus universities struggling to connect students. Their presentation was focused on solving this need – something the team felt was a rewarding experience.

“While this was a competition, the main goal is to spread innovative ideas that every chapter can use to improve themselves,” Thomas said. “I believe we positively impacted a lot of chapters and their students.”

This win means that UNG’s BAP chapter has the opportunity to compete at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on August 9-11, 2018.

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