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Press Release


August 17, 2000

ALBUQUERQUE – Fraternities aren’t just for the men on campus any more; they are national organizations, open to women and providing academic support and networking opportunities for students majoring in specific areas.

The University of New Mexico chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the fraternity for Financial Information Professionals, has received national recognition as “Most Improved Chapter” for the 1999-2000 academic year. President Dee Harrison, an Anderson student, and Faculty Advisor Jim Hamill led the Anderson chapter during the last school year.

Says Harrison of the organization, “It has been tremendously helpful to me in terms of networking and has given me many opportunities to meet with recruiters.” Professor Jim Hamill agrees: “It really allows students to see how many options there are in the job market and it also recognizes outstanding academic achievement and leadership.”

Beta Alpha Psi is a national scholastic and professional fraternity which encourages and recognizes scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. The organization was founded in 1919 and has since grown to nearly 230 chapters on college campuses across the country with over 230,000 members initiated in the 82 years since its inception.


The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit, email, or call (505) 277-6471.