April 21, 2005
05-142

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Terrance Calloway Student Assistant, Kent Moore, Associate Dean of Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration (229) 333-5991

Top Business Students Invited to Join Honor Society

Valdosta State University's Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration will induct 26 students into Beta Gamma Sigma on April 29, at the spring 2005 ceremony.

Only the best business students in the world and the professionals, who earned the distinction of "The Best in Business" during their academic careers, can claim membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. This year's inductees from the Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration have certainly earned that title.

While almost 300,000 students receive bachelor's or master's degrees in business each year, only about 20,000 are inducted for lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the top seven percent of the junior class, top 10 percent of the senior class, and top 20 percent of master's programs at schools accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, are eligible for this invitation.

Beta Gamma Sigma membership has become a truly international honor. With the expansion of accreditation by AACSB International, membership is no longer limited to those who have studied in the U.S. or Canada. These outstanding Valdosta State University students are now eligible for the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International.

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization on February 19, 1913. The first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California.

With chapters in the United States, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, Beta Gamma Sigma today is truly an international society that remains dedicated to recognizing the most outstanding students of business and management. The Society serves business schools accredited by AACSB International in the 21st century knowing that its membership of more than 500,000 comprises the brightest and best of the world's business leaders.

The following students will be inducted into the Valdosta State University's Harley Langdale, Jr. College of Business Administration chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma at the Spring Semester 2005 ceremony:

Andrea E. Avil�s M.
Annika Biro
Kseniya Eduardovna Bor
Gagan Chhatwal
Sheila Drown
Lara J. Hardin
Norma Koren Henderson
Stephen Shaw Holmes
Abigail Hughes
Timothy L. Hunter
Brian Daniel Hurtak
Micah Shalom Ingram
Darius D. Jackson
Boris Kaminski
Kyung Sook Kim
Arvin Lewis
Melody Marie Morgan
Brett D. Norman
Laura Elizabeth Pedelty
Eva-Maria Petschnig
Casey Leann Powell
Jade Prickett
Kathryn Lee Royer
Daniel Folds Stone
Roy H. Suberly
Konstantin Valchev