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Beta Alpha Psi inducts new members

The Mu Delta chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, initiated ten inductees, six pledges, and an honorary member, Anmarie Sue Gladieux-Kolinski, BSBA ’94, at the fall induction ceremony on Sept. 8, 2014. Kolinski serves on the Dicke College of Business Administration  (DCBA) Dean’s Advisory Board and has served as host for the DCBA’s executive classroom for students in Chicago. She is the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc., Chicago. 

Student inductees included: Kelsey Bimer, a junior in accounting from Elida; Julya Faulkner, a junior in accounting from Cardington, Ohio; Jessica Gale, a senior in management from Danvers, Ma.; Gregory Hooper, a junior in accounting from Galloway, Ohio; Brandon Levi Hoy, a senior in accounting from Ada, Ohio; Katlin King, a senior in accounting from LaGrange, Ohio; Richard Tyler Reams, a junior in accounting from Washington Court House, Ohio; Margaret Sorg, a junior in accounting from Saint Marys, Pa.; Rachel Stout, a junior in accounting from Attica, Ohio; and Megan Walker, a junior in accounting from Troy, Ohio. Pledges who will attain full membership into Beta Alpha Psi by the spring semester once they fulfill all requirements include: Jacob Crowley, a junior in accounting from Wadsworth, Ohio; Joshua Foster, a senior in pharmaceutical business from Springboro, Ohio; Tyler Gargano, a senior in accounting from Hermitage, Pa.; John Kramer, a senior in accounting from Buford, Ga.; Tara Ominiabohs, a senior in accounting from Olanrewaju, Yaba; and Karissa Steffas, a junior in accounting from Hinckley, Ohio.

The ceremony was held at the Dicke Hall Forum and was attended by ONU President Daniel DiBiasio, Dean James Fenton and Associate Dean Robert Kleine of the James F. Dicke College of Business Administration, faculty, current members of Beta Alpha Psi, and several guests including Kolinski’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Gladieux.

To receive an invitation to join BAΨ, students must have a major/minor in either accounting or finance, be of at least junior class standing, and demonstrate dedication in the classroom by satisfying a GPA requirement.

On Sept. 4, the chapter held a Meet the Firms Night in the McIntosh Ballroom. Over 50 students attended the event, including undergraduate accounting majors and concentrations as well as MPPA and JD candidates, with 12 accounting firms including Big Four, regional, and local firms. This event gave students an opportunity to network and pursue internships or fulltime opportunities.

The following week on Sept. 9, Marathon Petroleum Corporation visited Northern. Two alumni, Andrea Meers, MPPA/BSBA ’13 and Darren Miller, MPPA/BSBA ’14 as well as the Manger of Accounting Controls & Processes Melanie Mattingly, made a presentation that included the skills and abilities they look for in interns. In addition they gave advice on what to do when in the workforce and discussed current events at Marathon. Later in September Marathon Petroleum returned to campus for the career fair to network with students for internships and fulltime positions.