The UAB School of Business student chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) earned a ranking No. 1 for its recordkeeping practices during the fiscal year.

NABA requires its campus chapters to file quarterly activity reports for its Student Chapter Reporting and Evaluation Program (SCREP). SCREP reports consist of minutes from NABA meetings held both on and off campus, statistics on student participation in chapter activities, a chapter profile, an operating plan, statement of financial position and an annual 990 tax form.

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UAB NABA's top-ranked reporting was selected from more than 55 university submissions in its competitive division. Divisions are divided by geographic region. Winning reports also were selected in two other competitive, or regional, divisions.

"Our UAB NABA chapter was recognized for its high level of student participation," says the chapter's faculty adviser Beth Springer, C.P.A., a UAB accounting instructor.

"Our SCREP report reflected well-attended events and activities throughout the academic year, including our free tax-preparation service offered this past spring in conjunction with the United Way of Central Alabama."

NABA Scholarships Also Awarded to UAB Students

The three UAB NABA members primarily responsible for chapter's SCREP reports also were recognized individually by the national organization and were awarded scholarships to attend the NABA National Convention scheduled for June in Houston, Texas.

The NABA scholarship winners from the UAB School of Business are Natasha Lundy, a 21-year-old senior student from Huntsville and the daughter of Quintin and Barbara Lundy; Stephanie Cunningham, a 21-year-old senior student from Monroeville and the daughter of Jemison and Carol Cunningham; and Kanisha Underwood, a 20-year old junior student from Meridianville and the daughter of Mary and Mychael Williams and Michael Underwood.


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