Beta Gamma Sigma At UNK Awards $1,000 Scholarship And Inducts 14 Members

Curt Carlson
Vice Chancellor for University Relations, 308.865.8529

UNK- University of Nebraska at Kearney accounting major Kayla Petersen of Tilden was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Beta Gamma Sigma honor society, and 14 students were inducted into the organization, in recent ceremonies on the campus.

Peterson earned the scholarship based on her application, and completing an essay about what membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, and being recognized as the “best in business,” means to her.

For a chapter to be considered by the national organization for a scholarship award, the chapter must achieve at least a 70 percent membership acceptance rate in the previous year, and the Dean’s Office must match the society’s $500 contribution.

Dr. Bruce Forster, dean of the UNK College of Business and Technology and chapter president, presided over the induction ceremony along with Dr. Kathy Zuckweiler, chapter adviser.

Beta Gamma Sigma is in its second year as a chapter at UNK. During the 2006-2007 academic school year, UNK’s chapter was designated an Exemplary Chapter. An honor society for students in business programs, the organization is accredited by AACSB International. To be invited to join, a junior or senior must be in the top 10 percent of the class, while a MBA student must be in the top 20 percent of the class.

New Nebraska members are listed below by hometown:

Curtis- Larry Cooper

Elm Creek- Dana Meier

Gibbon- Nicole Blaschko

Kearney- Pushpa Agrawal, Kristan Barleen, Blake Cover, Talon Gorgen, Jenna Grenier,

Wade Jarvi, Ross McGregor, Caprice Miner, Emily Vencill and Justin Wolf

New member from Colorado:

Buena Vista, Colo. – Jake Riley

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is considered by many to be the premier recognition for a business scholar. The founding principles and values of the society are honor and integrity, the pursuit of wisdom and earnestness. Of all who earn baccalaureate or master’s degrees in business each year, only 8 percent earn lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.