The International Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, has named the chapter at University of Arkansas at Little Rock an Exemplary Chapter for the 2012-13 year. With a 79% acceptance rate, the UALR College of Business is a chapter where academic excellence is valued and where the faculty officers of the chapter work diligently to enhance Beta Gamma Sigma’s stature on campus. Because of the value of membership perceived by qualifying students, over 24,500 new members were inducted during 2012-13 across all universities.
“Our recognition by BGS as an exemplary chapter signifies that we work hard in the college to promote the honor society and its lifetime importance to our students. Because BGS and its ideals are in some ways around our students every day, the invitation is an awaited event for our top students, who then respond in high numbers. This is not our first year to be recognized as exemplary, but rather another year in a string of such recognitions, which speaks well of the BGS honor and our students,” said Dr. John Hall.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. Many members are inducted in their graduating year as business students, yet faculty believe students nearing the end of their tenure are valid candidates for induction as well.
Dr. Hall continues, “This fall we have made a point of looking not only at our top graduating undergraduates and masters level students, but also at the very best of our undergraduates with about a year of classwork remaining. We want to invite them into membership now, recognizing their achievements already, to allow them to benefit from BGS programs for leadership development and to showcase our top students to the community, especially the businesses who look to hire our graduates. I believe we will be able to achieve even more with BGS going forward as we are able to involve these students in activities specifically designed for them in their remaining time in the college.”