WRITER: JENNY FERGUSON
CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
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Release: Sept. 27, 2002
UI accounting lecturer named Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor
An, an accounting lecturer in the University of Iowa's Henry B. Tippie College
of Business, received an Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award at the Aug. 12-13
national meeting of Beta Alpha Psi, the national honors fraternity for financial
information professionals. This year the Andersen Foundation contributed $20,000
to honor four out of approximately 260 faculty advisors across the U.S.
An took over as faculty advisor for the UIs Beta Alpha Psi chapter
in August 1995. By the end of her first year as advisor, the chapter had been
recognized as a distinguished and significantly improved chapter. Under Ans
leadership, the chapter has received superior status every year since then.
In 1999, An also organized the first Beta Alpha Psi Regional Convention held
at the UI.
A few of Ans responsibilities as faculty advisor include overseeing
student officers, holding meetings, taking students on field trips and to
the regional and national conventions, and training students for the Volunteer
Income Tax Assistance Program, in which students prepare income tax returns
for residents of Iowa City and Coralville.
An said she felt flattered and honored to win the award, saying that she
enjoys working with the talented students in the chapter.
Amy has done a great job with our local chapter of Beta Alpha Psi by
earning superior status. Now we know that her work with our students ranked
at the top nationwide, said Morton Pincus, head of the accounting department
at the Tippie College.
An received a bachelors degree in French from the University of British
Columbia and a masters degree in accounting from the UI. She has been
a faculty member at the UI for 10 years.