May 18, 2006
06-084

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations, Dr. Kenneth L. Stanley Professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance kstanley@valdosta.edu

DeRosso Receives Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship

Anthony J. DeRosso has been selected for his superior academic performance in the study of business to receive a $1,000 scholarship from the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma to continue his education in 2006-07. DeRosso, of Moultrie, Ga., is a student in the Harley Langdale Jr. College of Business Administration.

Since 1988, the society and its member deans have awarded nearly $900,000 in scholarships to outstanding student members from across the country. The society is proud that its 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 the society is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, International.

To be eligible for membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class, or upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class. While almost 300,000 students receive bachelor's or master's degrees in business each year, only about 20,000 of them are elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.

For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth L. Stanley, professor in the Department of Accounting and Finance and advisor for VSU's Beta Gamma Sigma, at 229-245-3805.