July 28, 2004
04-111

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Antonio D. Adams Student Assistant

VSU's Langdale College Student Receives Honor Society Scholarship

Whitney Hammock, a student at Valdosta State University's Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration, is a recipient of a 2004 Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship.

Hammock was chosen to receive the $1,000 scholarship for her superior performance in the study of business. Hammock, a resident of Valdosta, Ga., can use the scholarship to continue her education in 2004-05.

Since 1988, Beta Gamma Sigma, a worldwide honor society, and its member deans have awarded nearly $800,000 in scholarships to outstanding student members from across the country. The Society's contributions have helped ?the best in business? reach their academic and professional goals.

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. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

To be eligible for membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them in the upper seven percent of the junior class, ten percent of the senior class, or 20 percent of the graduation master's class. While almost 300,000 students receive bachelor's or master's degrees in business each year, only about 20,000 students are elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.