SC State University Accounting Students Receive Honor and Recognition

Thursday, May 6, 2010

AccountingNine SC State students were recently inducted into the Lambda Theta Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi Honor Fraternity. Beta Alpha Psi is the national honorary organization for financial information students and professionals at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accredited schools.  

The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing professionals; and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.

Students inducted into Beta Alpha Psi include: Nicole Anderson, April Cook, Noel Facey, Ibin Howe, Gwendolyn Love, Markeya McPherson, Jonathan Parker, Daria Sekerina and Russell Simon.
As further evidence of the quality of accounting students at SC State, three students have been singled out for recognition. 

In February 2010, Dashae Ferrell, senior accounting major from Orangeburg, S.C., was presented with the CPAExcel Scholarship, which includes a CPA Exam Review scholarship, valued at $1,850. 

Carl Curnell, Jr., a senior accounting major from Charleston, S.C., was selected as one of eleven students recognized by the Charlotte Financial Executives International (FEI) Chapter, which recognizes outstanding accounting and finance students at colleges and universities in the Carolinas with scholarship awards.  Recipients are selected based on the criteria of scholarship, leadership and integrity. Curnell received a $500 scholarship and a year subscription to FEI Magazine. Curnell serves as president of Beta Alpha Psi and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma and the National Association of Black Accountants. 

Naomi Curry, a senior accounting major from Jacksonville, Fla., was presented with the Becker Scholarship for Success Award. Curry is one of only 50 students across the country to receive this award, which includes a CPA Exam scholarship valued at $2,890.  Students were selected based on their high moral qualities and aspirations to achieve significant career goals.  Upon graduating from SC State University in May 2010, Curry plans to take the certified public accounting exam in 2011.


“We prepare students for careers in public and private accounting, not-for-profits and the government sector,” said Dr. Barbara Adams, chair and faculty advisor for Beta Alpha Psi.  “Being recognized as a member of Beta Alpha Psi and recipients of these awards give students a competitive edge as they go out into the workplace. We are very proud of our students.”