THAYER -- Derrick Sims of Thayer was recently elected president of the Gamma Beta chapter of Kappa Alpha order at Southwest Missouri State (SMS) University in Springfield. He held the office of treasurer in the spring semester of 2003 for Kappa Alpha. He is a 2001 graduate of Thayer High School.
He is a junior at SMS majoring in accounting and minoring in economics. He also is the Interfraternity Council representative for his fraternity.
Sims is involved in the Student Government Assoc-iation at SMS and is a senator.
He is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants, Accounting Club, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accounts and will be joining Beta Alpha Psi honors fraternity this spring.
Additional accomplishments include a 3.4 cumulative grade point average.