Beta Gamma Sigma - Β Γ Σ - is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 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. This is also the highest academic honor the Richards College of Business can bestow.

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  • Members
  • History
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  • Information

    During the spring semester of each year, the Richards College of Business invites business students who have attended for one year or longer to join Beta Gamma Sigma based on their academic GPA using the following criteria.

    Highest

    20% of master's students
    10% of senior students
    10% of second semester juniors

    For more information, contact Dr. Faramarz Parsa, Beta Gamma Sigma faculty advisor, at or visit the Beta Gamma Sigma website at http://www.betagammasigma.org/.

    Faramarz Parsa
    President & Faculty Advisor

    Liz Runyan
    Secretary & Chapter Advisor

  • Members
    Chapter Honorees
    • Chapter Honorees: 1984 to Present
      • 2014  Jeanine Chambers
      • 2013  Beheruz Sethna
      • 2012  Wyche T. Green III
      • 2011  Robin Worley
      • 2010  Cliff Oxford
      • 2009  George Brooks
      • 2008  Harold Neal
      • 2007  Loy Howard
      • 2006  Phillip Kauffman
      • 2005  Fred Hutchins & Fred O'Neal
      • 2004  Bill O. Loftin
      • 2003  Beheruz Sethna
      • 2002  James R Fulford
      • 2001  Deborah Woody
      • 2000  Jim A Collins
      • 1999  W. Thomas Green, Jr.
      • 1998  Orlando Rivera & Roberto Rivera
      • 1997  Mary M. Covington &Thomas E. Fitzgerald
      • 1996  James (Jim) A. Gill
      • 1995  Robert E. (Bob) Myers & Roy Richards, Jr.
      • 1994  Don Noel Smith & Daniel Jackson
      • 1993  Thomas S. Upchurch & Alice Huffard Richards
      • 1992  Shirley Stallings
      • 1991  Daniel (Pete) B. Cofer & Chester A. Roush
      • 1990  T. Aubrey Silvey & Woodfin Earl Cole, Jr.
      • 1989  E. H. Hearn, Jr. & Jack Threadgill
      • 1988  Andrew R. McGukin & Edgar L. Rhodes
      • 1987  Hardy McCalman & Stanley Parkman
      • 1986  James H. Griffin & Robert (Bob) J. Stone
      • 1985  John T. Lewis, Roy Richards, & Lamar Plunkett
      • 1984  Maurice Townsend &  J. Mark Miller
    Chapter Inductees
  • History

    Beta Gamma Sigma is a well known international organization which this year celebrates 102 years of recognized academic excellence. In order to maintain a chapter, a university must have a college of business, which is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSBI).  Thus, Beta Gamma Sigma has established more than 500 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries around the world.  The University of West Georgia is one of these.

    To view a  timeline of the Society's history, highlights and milestones go to: http://www.betagammasigma.org/history.htm

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