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Pictured left to right: Corey Hamilton, Morgan Kumer, Sara White, Vladimir Suchkov and WIU Accounting graduate student Hansol Yoon (South Korea).
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WIU’S Beta Alpha Psi Places Second at Regional Competition

April 25, 2018

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MACOMB, IL - - Members of Western Illinois University's Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) chapter recently competed in the BAP Midwest Regional Leadership Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, and were awarded second place.

Senior accounting majors Corey Hamilton (Bowen, IL), Morgan Kumer (Canton, IL) and Vladimir Suchkov (Round Lake, IL) and accounting graduate student Sara White (Smithfield, IL) competed in the Launching Into the Next Century category of the Best Practices competition, sponsored by Deloitte. The students presented on their digital archiving initiatives, engagement with alumni through social media and events and the development of the next generation of leaders through confidence building training workshops and diversity inclusion professional presentations.

The team competed against other universities in the region, including Bowling Green State University, Youngstown State University, Marquette University, Ohio Northern University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, Eastern and Western Michigan Universities and Ball State University.

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.

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

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