MSU accounting honor society receives ‘Superior Chapter’ recognition

Contact: James Carskadon

Members of Beta Alpha Psi pose for a group photo
Mississippi State’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor society for accounting students, has received “Superior Chapter” status for the 2018-19 academic year. (Submitted photo)

STARKVILLE, Miss.—Mississippi State University’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor society for accounting students, has received “Superior Chapter” status.

The Beta Kappa chapter housed at MSU received the recognition at Beta Alpha Psi’s recent national meeting in Chicago. The honor signifies the group’s accomplishments and activities during the 2018-19 academic year.

“Superior Chapter” status is earned by students attending and participating in numerous professional meetings and service projects throughout the year in partnership with the community and university. The MSU chapter is advised by Clyde Herring, clinical professor in the Adkerson School of Accountancy.

“Attaining ‘Superior Chapter’ status is a great recognition for our BAP student members and the Adkerson School of Accountancy,” Herring said. “We were a Superior Chapter for 19 straight years from 1989-2007. Our goal is to continue this prestigious tradition.”

Throughout the year, the students in the honor society promoted accounting to prospective students, networked with accounting firms to promote accounting careers and tutored fellow College of Business students, among other activities. Service projects included supporting Operation Christmas Child in conjunction with First United Methodist Church and volunteering for projects with the Salvation Army.

“Earning this designation is a testament to the commitment of the organization’s members and officers and the leadership of Dr. Clyde Herring,” said Shawn Mauldin, accountancy school director.

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Housed in MSU’s College of Business, the Adkerson School of Accountancy is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the world’s largest business education network and longest-serving accrediting body for business schools with undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. The school is named for Richard C. Adkerson, an MSU College of Business graduate and CEO of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. For more, visit

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