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FMU student earns highest business honor

By definition, those who earn honor society membership, especially in the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma, are the very best among their peers. To receive a Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship, however, shows that a student has earned the right to be considered the absolute best at one of the world’s finest business schools.

As a student at Francis Marion University senior, Angela Hardee was chosen for her outstanding performance in the study of business. She has received a $1,000 scholarship to continue her education in the 2007-08 academic year.

"Angela's greatest strength is not just her determination to be an outstanding business student but to do so despite the fact that she has worked a job the entire time she’s been here,” O’Brien said. “It is so rewarding to see how the tireless efforts of this student have resulted in this kind of recognition.”

 Francis Marion University’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma gave $500 and the Beta Gamma Sigma program gave $500 toward this scholarship.

“My first reaction when I received the call was utter shock,” Hardee said. “I felt completely honored to have Dean Barry O’Brian, along with the other faculty involved with Beta Gamma Sigma, think enough of me to select me to be the recipient of the scholarship,” Hardee said.

 Since 1988, the Society and its member deans have awarded more than $1.2 million in scholarships to outstanding student members from around the world. This is the 94th year Beta Gamma Sigma has dedicated to recognizing the study and practice of business. The Society is proud that its contributions have helped “the best in business” reach their academic and professional goals.

Hardee is a resident of Florence and a graduate of Wilson High School. Her major is accounting.

To be eligible for membership, those being considered must achieve an academic ranking placing them in the upper 10 percent of their junior or senior class, or upper 20 percent of the graduating master’s class. Members inducted each year join an expanding worldwide network of more than 560,000 business professionals.

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

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Last Published: September 24, 2007 3:42 PM
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