Tau Alpha Chi

The Founding Chapter School of Accountancy J. Mack Robinson College of Business Georgia State University


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Fiscal Year 2017 Award Amounts Available to Disperse: Diversity & University-Wide Fee Councils

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on January 13, 2016 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (25)

For Fiscal Year 2017 the Student Activity Fee Committee awarded $92,783 to the Diversity Fee Council and $86,443 to the University-Wide Fee Council. Historically, each year the fee councils individually receive over 20 applications from student organizations interested in obtaining funding. As newly chartered student organizations continue to increase daily, the amount of funds available to disperse among organizations change.


This year the Student Activity Fee Committee will not be holding Q & A sessions, award amounts will be based solely on written applications. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Shantavia Reid-Stroud (404.413.1522 – sreid@gsu.edu) or Latisha Barnes (404.413.1707 – lbenoit@gsu.edu) for assistance.

The Educational Foundation of GSCPA Scholarships

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on January 13, 2016 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (4)

The Educational Foundation of The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants sponsors an annual Scholarship Program that provides financial support to accounting students who reside in the state of Georgia. This year, the Foundation will award students with scholarships ranging from $2,000 - $5,000.


To qualify for an Educational Foundation scholarship, applicants must:

- Demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in accounting;

- Be a legal resident of the state of Georgia;

- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible Permanent Resident Alien

- Be a rising junior or senior undergraduate accounting major or person having a concentration in Accounting or a graduate student enrolled in a masters level accounting or business administration program at a public or private college or university accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools;

- Be enrolled in a minimum of six semester hours (ten quarter hours) beyond the sophomore level during the period scholarship funds are to be used; and

- Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or above or an accounting grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or above.


The deadline for applying is March 1, 2016. The application must be completed and all supplemental documentation must be received or postmarked by this date to be considered. https://www.thiswaytocpa.com/education/scholarship-search/educational-foundation-scholarship-program/?utm_campaign=2015Scholarships&utm_medium=PartnerMarketing&utm_source=GSCPA" target="_blank">Apply online or visit the website for more information regarding The Educational Foundation's programs and scholarship opportunities.


If you have any questions about this program, please email Nikelle Klareich (nklareich@gscpa.org) or call 404-504-2956.


Barganier & Associates Master of Taxation Scholarships

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on October 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)



To provide scholarships for Master of Taxation students in the School of Accountancy at Georgia State University. Eligibility is based on merit and need, and preferential consideration will be given to Tau Alpha Chi members, although you do not need to be a member to apply. Two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded. Both undergraduates and graduates are eligible to apply, but you must be accepted into and scheduled to begin the MTx program to be eligible.

Contact's Name:

Professor Lucia Smeal

Faculty Advisor, Tau Alpha Chi

Contact's E-mail:


Class Level:

Master of Taxation

Deadlines: December 15, 2015 @ 11:59 p.m.

How to Apply:

Submit to Professor Lucia Smeal by email a 500 to 1000-word essay on your need, your career goals, and why you want to pursue an MTx degree at Georgia State University.


Link to fill out and submit application: http://goo.gl/forms/QJ3JHjlxr1




Note: Scholarship recipients will be presented with the award at a Tau Alpha Chi or MTx class meeting and will be photographed with the Principal of Barganier & Associates. The photograph will be posted on the firm’s website, and your application serves as a release and approval of using your photograph for this purpose.

Scholarship generously provided by GSU Tau Alpha Chi and MTx Alumni:


Patricia Barganier Thorn

Barganier & Associates, LLC

Two Ravinia Drive, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30346



If you have any question, please contact Professor Smeal.

10/7 Meeting Replaced with 10/15 Joint Meeting

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on October 4, 2015 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

This is an extremely busy time for both firms and students who are going through the fall recruiting process. So we decided to cancel our 10/7 meeting and go with a joint meeting on 10/15. We will update you with the details of the event as those become finalized.

Free Speed Reading & Memory Classes for GSU Students

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on October 4, 2015 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Message From: Paul Nowak of Iris Reading

I'm teaching some speed-reading & memory improvement workshops for GSU students to help them read their textbooks more effectively.

This workshop is free to all GSU students.

Register here: www.irisreading.com/school/GSU. Because class space is limited, we are asking that students RSVP through the link above.

Thanks in advance!


Paul Nowak

Program Director | Iris Reading


Iris Reading is the largest provider of speed-reading training with programs that have been conducted for employees of NASA, Google and universities throughout the U.S.



Resume Book & Golf Outing

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on September 4, 2015 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Please take the following actions as soon as possible!

1. Sign up for the 2015 Fall Golf Outing! 

2. Send your resume to operations.tacgsu@gmail.com. The resume should have a professional photo of yourself on the upper right corner.

You will receive emails from our VP of Events and VP of Operations for more information regarding golf outing and resume book.

April 7th Professional Meeting

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on April 1, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Judge Charles Beaudrot, the first Cheif Judge of the Georgia Tax Tribunal (GTT), Georgia's first tax court will be our guest speaker. Judge Beaudrot has been practicing in Georgia since 1976 after receiving his B.A. from Duke University and J.D. from Harvard University. In 2012, Governer Nathan Deal deal appointed him as the Chief Judge of the GTT which was created to make resolving tax disputes quicker and more efficient. During his time with the court, it heard nearly 2,000 cases and resolved over 1,600.


March 30th Joint Meeting with BAP

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on March 26, 2015 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Misty Blakesley from Becker CPA Professional Education will be talking about the CPA, how to go about preparing for it, and how this certification can help your career in public accounting as well as industry.

March 25th Professional Meeting

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on March 12, 2015 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Zak Freiwald from international tax division of Assurant, Inc. will be our guest speaker. The meeting will begin with a brief introduction of his company followed by description of his work in the field of international taxation.

March 3rd Meeting Cancelled

Posted by taualphachi_gsu on February 28, 2015 at 9:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Due to the busy season, our professional meeting on March 3rd is cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.