FLORENCE – Francis Marion University Instructor of Marketing Mary R. Dittman, M.B.A., was recognized as Delta Sigma Pi Chapter Advisor of the Year for both the Southeast Region and the Southern Province.
The award ceremony was held recently in Louisville, Ky. at the Delta Sigma Pi Grand Chapter Congress. Established in 1907, Delta Sigma Pi is the world’s largest co-ed business fraternity. Omicron Upsilon Chapter was installed at FMU on Feb. 11, 2006.
Dittman worked with FMU students for three years to establish the Chapter, and has served as Chapter Advisor since Omicron Upsilon Chapter was installed.
The Fraternity’s Southeast Region represents 10 schools, and the Southern Province is one of four Fraternity Provinces. The Southern Province includes 57 schools in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
“I am so honored to be part of this incredible organization that exists to prepare business students for careers in business and commerce,” said Dittman. “Delta Sigma Pi was an important part of my college experience, and I’m grateful we are able to provide this opportunity to FMU students.”
Dittman was initiated into Delta Sigma Pi in April, 1990 at the University of Nevada, Reno.
“Professor Dittman has spent a lot of time working with our students,” said FMU’s Dean of the School of Business M. Barry O’Brien, Ph.D. “She has given much of her time and energy outside the classroom, and we are so proud of her award at the regional and provincial levels.”
Delta Sigma Pi is a co-ed business fraternity, and is open to all students who are majoring in the fields of business or economics.