Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – The Northern Michigan University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma has received the exemplary chapter award for its superior level of membership acceptance in the 2003-04 academic year.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  By receiving this award, the NMU chapter is being recognized for its high level of success in recruiting top business students into the society. Each year, collegiate Beta Gamma Sigma chapters extend invitations to the top 7 percent of business juniors, 10 percent of business seniors, and 20 percent of business graduate students.

Chapters reporting a 70 percent acceptance rate of invited potential members at both the graduate and undergraduate level, and those chapters indicating an 85 percent acceptance rate at one academic level, are considered to be exemplary chapters. Of the 417 Beta Gamma Sigma chapters currently established on college and university campuses, only 52 were recognized as an exemplary chapter in 2004.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The NMU Beta Gamma Sigma chapter is now eligible to award a $1,000 scholarship in the 2005-06 academic year. The chapter will also receive a certificate commemorating its exemplary accomplishments.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and to foster personal and professional excellence in its members. Chapters exist in all 50 states and on four continents.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman