Accounting Honor Society Has Longest Winning Streak in Nation
By Connor Child
In the last 35 years, americans has transitioned from typewriters to computers, landlines to cell phones, and rabbit ears to digital TV. And the USU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has earned “superior” ranking every single year.
Members of Delta Omega gave 1,200 hours of service, including getting their hands dirty and cleaning up a section of a freeway.
Delta Omega is the name of the USU chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, a national accounting honors society. It recently earned its 35th consecutive “superior” ranking, continuing the longest winning streak in the nation.
Students who join Delta Omega are required to maintain high academic standards while participating in various service activities. Jill Aoki, Chapter President, said the requirements are set on a per-member basis, so they need everyone to be involved to achieve the award.
“Last year, our members gave nearly 1,200 hours of chapter-sponsored service and participated in nearly 1,300 hours of chapter activities,” Ms. Aoki said. “Being in Delta Omega takes a lot of work, but it is very rewarding.”
Faculty Advisor Bonnie Villareal said that in the last year, students helped with tax returns, worked with the homeless, and picked up garbage along the freeway. They helped prepare more than 500 tax returns, generating more than $600,000 in tax refunds. One-third of the returns they prepare are for international students who need the assistance.
“In addition to achieving academic success, our students work hard to assist those around them, reach out to the community, and help their peers in the accounting program and all over campus,” Ms. Villareal said.