Kent State University’s College of Business Administration Honorary Society Earns Honors

Kent State’s College of Business Administration Beta Gamma Sigma Honorary Society received honors for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Beta Gamma Sigma is an honorary society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business. Members of Beta Gamma Sigma hold positions at every level of management at some of the world’s most successful organizations. Membership in the organization is the highest recognition you can receive in an AACSB accredited school. You must be invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma according to the national organization’s guidelines. Beta Gamma Sigma is an outstanding way to connect with other high-achieving individuals who have also earned recognition as the "Best in Business."

The Society has inducted over 750,000 exceptional students since its founding in 1913. Of these 750,000 worldwide members, many have gone on to serve in education, corporate or government positions, or non-profits. There is at least one Beta Gamma Sigma member residing in all 50 US states and more than 160 countries worldwide. 30 alumni chapters from Hong Kong to Chicago allow members to stay involved in the prestigious honorary society. The Kent State Beta Gamma Sigma chapter was brought to campus in 1964 and has had an active presence in the College of Business Administration and on campus since then.

Kent State faculty officers David Dumpe, Ph.D. and Cathy Dubois, Ph.D. work diligently to enhance Beta Gamma Sigma’s stature at the College of Business Administration. Dubois focuses on the expenditure side, while Dumpe presents scholarships and certificates to the top 10% of business students at the college’s induction ceremonies.

“I am very pleased to see the large number of Kent State students with Beta Gamma Sigma memberships who represent the ‘Best in Business’,” said Dumpe. “Being a Beta Gamma Sigma graduate is very impactful to the student and employers worldwide.”  The chapter’s honors status is indicative of a campus where academic excellence is valued and actively connects top scholars with global businesses.”

Dean of the College of Business Administration, Deborah F. Spake, was recently presented with the Honors Award at AACSB’s Regional Deans’ Meeting in Chicago to acknowledge and recognize the outstanding accomplishments of the Kent State chapter.

“The Honors Award speaks volumes about our Beta Gamma Sigma students and faculty,” said Dean Deborah F. Spake. “We are proud to receive this award and look forward to continuing our successful partnership with Beta Gamma Sigma.”

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Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is one of only 180 colleges or schools of business worldwide to achieve dual accreditation in both business and accounting from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the global accrediting body providing specialized accreditation at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. The College of Business Administration is home to 4,372 students. The college boasts a satellite office of Kent State University’s Career Services Center dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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POSTED: Monday, October 26, 2015 12:00 AM
Updated: Saturday, March 25, 2023 07:04 AM