Beta Alpha Psi turns 50
This year marked the 50th anniversary of the UDM chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honor fraternity for financial information professionals. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, several alumni and former accounting faculty returned to the University for this year’s induction, held in a joint ceremony with Beta Gamma Sigma on March 21.
The former faculty included Richard Czarnecki, Richard Horwitz, Leonard Plachta, Alan Reinstein, and Charlton Schoeffler.
Robert L. Hynous, Jr. ’65; Sue Maghielse ’83, ’97; Paul Patyna ’89; Robert Pliska ’69; Janice Sneed ’85; David Sommerfeld ’63; and Richard M. Tanghe ’68 were the alumni in attendance.
Also present were John C. ’79 and Nancy ’83 Kennedy, whose generosity is helping to renovate the Commerce and Finance Building. John Kennedy gave the keynote address.
The following students were inducted into Beta Alpha Psi:
Frank Antosz, Michael Brylewski, Carla Michelle Edison, Augusto Flores, Christopher Paul Gazdag, Eric Paul Hermes, Edward Farid Kathawa, Anthony Lynch, Dominic Paluzzi, LaJuanda Sumatra Rogers, Richelle Sims, Clayton Tabarias, Merryle Westbrook.
To be eligible for membership in Beta Alpha Psi, a student must have attained junior or senior status, be a major in accounting or concentrating in finance, and have maintained a superior grade point average in the study of accounting or finance.
The following students were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the national honor society in Business and Management:
Juniors: Frank Antosz, Angela N. Bell, Theresa M. Cowall, Timothy D. Kruszyna, Donna Jane Nolasco
Seniors: Dana L. Castillo, Joseph E. Donlon, Kenneth H. Hemler, Miguel A. Meza, Richard A. Rippey
To be eligible for membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, a student must rank in the upper seven percent of the junior class or the upper 10 percent of the senior class.