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Members of Western Illinois University's Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) chapter pictured from left to right: Amber Lipton, Tracy Juske, Dayna Heaton and Megan Opiekun.
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WIU Accounting Students Place Third at Regional Meeting

May 19, 2016

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MACOMB, IL - - Members of Western Illinois University's Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) chapter competed in the BAP Midwest Region Best Practices Competition in Covington, KY, in April. The four-person team was awarded third place.

Dayna Heaton (Industry, IL), Tracy Juske (McHenry, IL) and Amber Lipton (Moline, IL), who are all working toward their master's in accountancy, and Megan Opiekun (Burlington, IA), a senior accountancy major, presented in the Good or Great! Category on the value the organization provides to its members and the community through networking events, leadership activities and volunteer projects.

The team competed against other universities in the region, including the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Eastern Illinois University, Bowling Green State University, Indiana University, Ohio Northern University, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, the University of Akron and the University of Notre Dame.

Beta Alphai 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.

For more information, contact Cheryl Westen, accounting instructor, at (309) 298-1023 or

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