Sorrell College’s Beta Gamma Sigma named ‘Honors Chapter’ by headquarters

Sorrell College of Business's Beta Gamma Sigma is selected 'Honors Chapter' during its first year. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Sorrell College of Business's Beta Gamma Sigma is selected 'Honors Chapter' during its first year. (TROY photo/Clif Lusk)

Troy University’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma has been selected an Honors Chapter by its global headquarters for 2018-2019.

Established in the Sorrell College of Business in March 2019, Beta Gamma Sigma is The International Business Honor Society and is affiliated with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB. The Sorrell College is one of just 189 business colleges worldwide to hold dual accreditation on both the college-wide level and the School of Accountancy.

“Membership in this honor society is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive, and Beta Gamma Sigma is recognized by leading corporate recruiters as an indicator of business acumen and leadership,” said Sorrell College Dean Dr. Judson Edwards.

Beta Gamma Sigma members are the top 10 percent of undergraduate students, top 20 percent of graduate students and all doctoral candidates that have successfully defended their dissertation at an AACSB accredited business school. AACSB accredits just 5 percent of schools worldwide assuring that BGS members belong to an organization synonymous with the highest standards of academic excellence. Only 820 universities have earned this prestigious accreditation from AACSB International. Of that number, 599 have established a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter. The Mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members. 

 “On behalf of the Beta Gamma Sigma Board of Governors and the staff of Global Headquarters, I’d like to congratulate the entire Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at Troy University for earning recognition as an Honors Chapter for the 2018-2019 academic year.  The hard work of your team is highly appreciated and recognized by all of us at Beta Gamma Sigma,”  said Marielle G. Heijltjes, PhD, Chair, Beta Gamma Sigma Board of Governors, and Executive Director UMIO, Maastricht University.

The University’s chapter of the honor society is led by Dr. Robert Wheatley, and currently consists of 19 students, including Connor Rhodes, Haylee Bull, Jaroslav Moravek, Lindsey Zerbinos, Logan Tew, Daniel Gaietto, Kristen Conyers, Pablo Mareno Dapena, Joseph Vairo, Cassidy Nall, Sally Langley, Christopher Tasker,Keitt Trammell, Sangam Subedi, Stephanie Martin, Kacey Tinney, Zackary Himes, Wu Xie and Andre L. Baldo.