Professor honored for leadership Gail Yarick, a professor in the Department of Accounting and Computer Information Systems (ACIS), has been honored by the national Beta Alpha Psi organization for leading the student branch at PSU to a distinguished status.

Yarick, adviser for the Lambda Gamma Chapter, was recognized by the Beta Alpha Psi board of directors. The honorary organization, open to students who meet certain academic requirements, encourages members to attend professional events and perform service activities (typically done through PSU’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program).

To earn and maintain this designation, each student in the chapter is required to perform 20 hours worth of service and assist in outreach activities. This is the first time in the branch’s seven-year history at PSU that it has been named a Distinguished Chapter.

“Students need something to set themselves apart from other students, and being in organizations like this is one way to do that,” Yarick said.

Instructor Gail Yarick, surrounded by student members of Beta Alpha Psi.