The Clayton State University of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society whose 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, has been named a Premier Chapter for the 2011/2012 year by the Maryland Heights, Missouri-based national organization.
In a letter to Clayton State Beta Gamma Sigma co-advisor Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Nikki Finlay, Beta Gamma Sigma Associate Director of Collegiate Chapters Donna Binek noted that, “Your acceptance rate, 85 percent, as shown on the Survey of Membership Acceptance received in our office, indicates 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.”
Being named a Premier Chapter qualifies the Clayton State chapter to:
1. Recognition as a Premier Chapter in the Society’s print and electronic publications; certificates awarded at Regional Deans’ Meetings or by mail
2 Eligibility to participate in the Beta Gamma Sigma Matching Funds Scholarship Program next year
3. Pre-qualification to participate in the Outstanding Collegiate Chapter recognition program
4. Pre-qualification to participate in the 2013 Outstanding Collegiate Chapter Advisor recognition program
“Congratulations for this outstanding accomplishment,” said College of Business Dean Dr. Alphonso Ogbuehi in an email to Finlay.” Your dedication as an advisor to the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter at Clayton State is truly exemplary and I could not be prouder of the wonderful work you are doing.”
Finlay also notes that she worked with Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Maria Bullen to accomplish this recognition and the student Ivana Krommelova is this year's Clayton State Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship winner. In addition, Professor of Accounting Dr. Adel Novin has been named Finlay’s new co-advisor.