Continue reading to catch up on news from the student organizations in the department of Accounting for Fall 2018.
Institute for Management Accountants: The Institute for Management Accountants at UTC brought in more than 10 outside speakers to meet with students over the course of the 2017-18 academic year. The UTC IMA was awarded more than seven Certified Management Accountant scholarships in the last academic year. Five accounting students were sent to the National IMA Student Leadership Conference and won first place in the t-shirt design competition.
IMA Officers 2018-19:
President – Tiffany Cherne
Vice President – Jacob Dobbs
Treasurer – Kaci Jones
Secretary – Hunter Wallace
Information Officer – Katie Maxwell
Beta Alpha Psi: The Eta Kappa Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at UTC had 43 members this past academic year. During that period, the organization hosted 18 speakers to campus and hosted the annual Meet the Firms event. At this event, BAP welcomed companies, accounting firms, and governmental bodies to interact with students about opportunities in the field. For the year, BAP volunteered for a number of organizations in the community. Specifically, members volunteered for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program sponsored by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga. Through this program, members were able to help with income tax preparation for the taxpayers in the community. Additionally, BAP continued its longstanding tutoring program for Principles of Accounting students.
BAP Officers 2018-19:
President – Caroline Spradlin
Vice President – Katie Maxwell
Secretary – Harleigh Burtis
Treasurer – Amanda Bissinger
Tutoring Coordinator – Tiffany Cherne