Loyola’s Sellinger School Welcomes New Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Members
Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business welcomed new members to its chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honor society, at an induction ceremony on April 9, 2016.
Sixty-two new members—forty-two undergraduates and twenty graduate students—joined the thirty-seven active members of Loyola’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter. Loyola's chapter invites undergraduates majoring in accounting or business administration to join the honor society. Spring invitations are extended to the top 10 percent of the junior class; fall invitations are extended to the top 10 percent of the senior class.Graduate students in the top 20 percent of their program are invited to join in the term preceding their expected graduation date. In all cases, the official cumulative GPA used is as established by the student's academic record maintained by the Loyola University Maryland Records Office.
The inductees were joined by Loyola University Maryland President Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J.; Kathleen A. Getz, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School; Marianne Ward-Peradoza, Ph.D., associate dean; Beta Gamma Sigma faculty and administration members; and their friends and families. Jeffrey A. Nattans, ’89, executive vice president and head of mergers & acquisitions at Legg Mason, Inc., was named the 2016 Chapter Honoree from the business community and delivered the keynote address. Shelia Richeson, student president of Loyola’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter, delivered the welcome and closing remarks.
Founded in 1913, Betta Gamma Sigma is the first national honor society in business. Today, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society that provides the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program at a business school accredited by AACSB International.
The objectives of Beta Gamma Sigma are to encourage and honor academic achievement and personal excellence in the study and practice of business; to promote the advancement of education in the art and science of business; and to foster integrity in the conduct of business operations. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is a singular honor and carries with it lifetime affiliation.