UNK Accounting Society Recognized for Commitment to Service
The Employee Recognition Committee of Staff Senate congratulates the UNK Accounting Society for their commitment to providing needed service on the campus and in the Kearney community. Membership in the UNK Accounting Society is limited to those who have completed the two principles of accounting courses and have declared an accounting major.
Each spring, members of the organization take intensive training, so they can provide free income tax preparation assistance to people who cannot afford to pay to have their taxes prepared. The training is called VITA, which stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. VITA students make themselves available 7-9 p.m. daily, Feb. 2 – April 12, at the Kearney Public Library.
Although the VITA program is well-known, it is only one of the organization's many successful service projects. During the fall semester, members visit high schools to give presentations about UNK and the career opportunities available in the accounting field. The Accounting Society students speak to high school students in accounting classes throughout Central Nebraska.
In addition, Accounting Society students sponsor drives to collect canned and boxed foods to be given to needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Members volunteer at the Salvation Army during the fall to help sign up families who need food baskets.
Staff Senate, on behalf of the University and the Kearney community, thanks the UNK Accounting Society for their service to the campus and the community and recognizes them for the month of March 2004.