Business honor society cited as exemplary

The SUNY Oswego chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma has been recognized as an exemplary chapter for its superior level of membership acceptance last year. Of the 417 collegiate chapters, only 52 were recognized as exemplary chapters.

With exemplary status, Oswego’s chapter is now eligible to award a $1,000 Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship next year.

Pamela Cox, associate professor of management, is the chapter’s faculty adviser.

Each year, collegiate Beta Gamma Sigma chapters extend invitations to the top 7 percent of business juniors, the upper 10 percent of business seniors and the highest 20 percent of business graduate students. Chapters reporting a 70 percent acceptance rate of invited potential members at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and those chapters indicating an 85 percent acceptance rate at one academic level, are considered to be exemplary, according to the national organization.

Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for AACSB International, the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business. The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and to foster personal and professional excellence among its members. Of the 300,000 students expected to graduate from business programs each year, only about 20,000 will be invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma.

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CONTACT: Pamela Cox, 312-3168

(Posted: Nov 03, 2004)