Former UALR men’s golfer Keith Becker has been honored with the Faculty Award for Outstanding Student in the MBA program at the UALR College of Business and is being inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, it was recently announced. In addition to Becker, former volleyball player Jennifer Elbert as well as former track athlete and current UALR Director of Sales Sheena Howell are also being inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma.
Becker becomes the recipient of the faculty award after earning a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA, the highest amongst all UALR MBA students graduating in the Fall 2011 semester.
A member of the men’s golf team from 2006-11, Becker was named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner’s List for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or above in each of his years on campus. The San Antonio, Texas, native graduated from UALR in 2010 with a pair of bachelor’s degrees in finance and economics.
Elbert and Howell, two former UALR student-athletes, will also be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma for their classroom accomplishments.
Beta Gamma Sigma was founded in 1913 to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment in the field of business studies. Membership in the organization represents the very top honor a business student can achieve.
The chapter will give formal recognition to this honor at the induction ceremony, which will be held Tuesday, December 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the Reynolds Business Center.