October 21, 2009: Ms. Kathy Wooten, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Belhaven College, won first place in the Best Teaching Practices for Accounting competition, held at the Christian Business Faculty Association (CBFA) conference. This was Ms. Wooten first time as a presenter at the annual conference, which made her success all the more outstanding.
Ms. Wooten presentation, entitled "Head, Hands and Heart in Managerial Accounting," showed how professors can integrate traditional lecture methods, hands-on classroom experiences, and Christian principles into the classroom. She used her Managerial Accounting class as an example, where she recently had her students simulate a t-shirt factory in the classroom--making them responsible for everything from production line to quality control. This hands-on project gave the students a broader knowledge of accounting in the real world, and they had fun as they gained new knowledge.
The Belhaven College School of Business has been recognized by Business Reform Magazine as one of the best Christian Business Schools in the country. The School of Business is fully accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education, which accredits more than two hundred Business Schools in 47 states and 15 foreign countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.