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.

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About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.