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UI Accounting Lecturer Named Beta Alpha Psi Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Amy An Amy 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 UI's 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 An's 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 An's 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 bachelor's degree in French from the University of British Columbia and a master's degree in accounting from the UI. She has been a faculty member at the UI for 10 years.


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