Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-03-13

Samford University accounting students Matthew Mitchell and Kathryn Murnane won top honors at the recent regional meeting of Beta Alpha Psi international business honor society.

Mitchell and Murnane were part of a six-member team that won first place in a leadership conference competition. Their winning project involved designing and building a product, staying within a budget, and preparing and presenting a marketing plan.

About 200 students from schools throughout the southeast were in the competition, held in Nashville, Tenn., March 4.

Mitchell is a junior accounting major from Henagar. Murnane is a junior accounting major from Carmel, Ind.

Beta Alpha Psi recognizes outstanding students in accounting, finance and information technology.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.