CBPA in the Community

January 23, 2019
Group photo: Tech Comm Academy

Three IRS-certified student volunteers from Beta Alpha Psi contributed 82.5 hours at the Spokane County United Way – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance tax site. The organization prepared more than 4,849 returns for low-to-moderate-income individuals, families, and seniors. The program resulted in bringing $5.7 million in returns back into our community, including $1.5 million in Earned Income Tax Credits. BAP volunteers included Angeles Diaz Jimenez, Esther Paul and Bryan Watson.

Students in Business Communication (BUED 302) conducted research and presented their results to local businesses, including Shamus’s Sandwich Shoppe and Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park.

Elizabeth Tipton, PhD, Professor of Decision Science, participated in the Spokane Public Schools 8th Grade Career Fair, where she presented information about career opportunities in the field of analytics for students preparing to enter high school.

The EWU Tribal Planning Program co-hosted a regional Tribal Transportation symposium with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in March. Several CBPA faculty and staff members presented workshops focused on tribal traffic safety planning for road engineering and mobility.

In April, CBPA faculty joined industry professionals and community leaders at the Greater Minds Initiative Roundtable discussion at Greater Spokane Incorporated. The discussion focused on opportunities for businesses to upskill their current employees through education pathways within the financial, insurance and professional services sectors.