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Western Illinois University Accountancy Instructor Cheryl Westen was presented the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) annual meeting.
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WIU’s Westen Awarded Outstanding Advisor Award

September 22, 2014


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MACOMB, IL - - Western Illinois University Accountancy Instructor Cheryl Westen was presented the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, in August. Westen is the advisor for Western's Zeta Beta chapter.

The award, sponsored by McGladrey LLP, recognizes faculty advisors who make substantial contributions to the professional growth and development of business financial information students. Samantha Simunyu, of Beta Alpha Psi, said faculty often work many additional hours to be present at various BAP meetings, community service activities, firm receptions, member initiations and to meet with chapter officers to plan for the months ahead.

"It's an amazing honor to receive the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award," said Westen. "As a faculty advisor of BAP, it has been an incredibly rewarding experience to work with so many outstanding students as they prepare for their careers in accounting. I am thankful for all of my colleagues who help advise me in this role."

Westen received a plaque and $5,000 from McGladrey.

Beta Alpha Psi is a financial information honorary organization for students and professionals with the primary objective of encouraging or giving recognition to scholastic or professional excellence.

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