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Beta Alpha Psi students participate in conference

Eight Ohio Northern business students participated in the Beta Alpha Psi (BAΨ) Regional Conference and competition on March 28-29 in Indianapolis, Ind. The ONU students, all accounting majors in the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration, were honored to be the only school asked to present at four different sessions.

Ohio Northern’s BAΨ team finishing third out of 16 entrants in the “best practices” competition. The team, which presented “The ESPs of Leadership,” included Aaron Simon, from Leispic, Ohio, Ryan Abraham, from Canfield, Ohio, David Sentongo, from Westchester, Ill., Courtney Horstman, from Delphos, Ohio, and Kristin Cellentani, from Columbus, Ohio.

In addition, three other teams presented at various sessions during the conference: Aaron Simon and Alexandra Turnea, from Brunswick, Ohio, presented on “Keeping Members Active;” Frank Duffy, from Wooster, Ohio, and Courtney Horstman gave a presentation titled “Successful Social Events;” and Tom Schweisthal, from Westfield, Ind., Ryan Abraham, and David Sentongo presented on “Effective Professional Meetings.”

Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. There are over 300 chapters on college and university campuses with over 300,000 members initiated since BAΨ's formation. The primary objective of BAΨ is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field.