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2006

FMU's Beta Gamma Sigma named Premier Chapter

            FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society, has been named a Premier Chapter.

            To become a Premier Chapter, 85 percent of those invited must accept membership and be inducted. The requirements for induction are for students to be in the top 7 percent of the junior class of business majors, the top 10 percent of the senior class of business majors, or the top 20 percent of the M.B.A. class.

            Since its first class was inducted in 1996, the FMU chapter has inducted 178 students into Beta Gamma Sigma. The chapter adviser is Robert T. Barrett, associate dean of the FMU School of Education.

            The society’s mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society, and to serve its lifelong members.

            Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 540,000 outstanding students into membership since its founding in 1913. Beta Gamma Sigma has established 430 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and 11 countries at schools accredited by AACSB International. Additionally, 18 alumni chapters serve the needs of alumni members in major metropolitan areas.

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Last Published: February 15, 2007 9:38 AM
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