Help Support The Accounting Department Today!
Join and support the Western Washington University’s Accounting Department, as this year most proceeds will go to benefit changing the Accounting classes to increase analytical and writing skills. Our primary goal is to get to $30,000 in order to continue the work below.
Skill Enhancement in the Accounting Program: Writing and Communications
Our alumni spoke, and we listened. During the course of 2018 we spent a lot of time on the road interviewing our alumni, firms and hearing honest feedback of how to best benefit outgoing graduates. Last year in partnership with the English department, we brought in a Teaching Assistant to work with 3 sections of different Accounting classes to enhance and increase the writing abilities. The results were astounding, 73% of students increased their capabilities in research and clarifying writing skills, 45% improved their analytical skills. We can't stop there - the English department can only provide one teaching assistant so we want to bring in our own dedicated person.
Help us get there by making a contribution today!
The first $7,000 in gifts to Accounting will be matched by Marke Greene, ’93 and Angela Greene, '96 and Rick Anderson, '73 and Lori Anderson (up to $1,000 per donor) as an investment in future accounting professionals. After this a percentage of all gifts will be matched by the general pool!
Other ways your contributions will make a difference:
Providing Access with Scholarship Funding: Beta Alpha Psi “scholarships” for students with financial need; this would allow for the group to provide a waiver to individuals who have difficulty in meeting the requirement to be a Beta Alpha Psi member as well as the Accounting Society.
Support for Case Competitions: Several of the Public Accounting firms also offer case competitions. Helping fund our students travel and registration, when required, is pivotal to enabling our students to “raise their game” to become better communicators. Being able to observe those modeling excellence and then later participating in these prestigious competitions is an effective way to build presentation skills, team-work skills, and overall confidence in our students.
- Support for Beta Alpha Psi: Students will also have access to resources for their annual trip to the Beta Alpha Psi national conference.