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RU COBE Inducts 15 Top Students into Prestigious Business Society

RADFORD -- Fifteen Radford University students received one of the highest honors RU’s College of Business and Economics (COBE) can bestow during the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Induction Ceremony held Nov. 17.

BGS inductees
Students participate in the Beta Gamma Sigma Induction Ceremony.

“As inductees of BGS, you don’t need anyone to tell you how to succeed; you have proven you know how,” said Helen Roybark, associate professor of accounting and finance and the 2010 BGS Professor of the Year.

Over 50 RU faculty, guests and family of the inductees attended the ceremony which featured a keynote presentation by Roybark entitled “What’s in it for Me? Not!”

“The essence of what BGS stands for is exercising and strengthening our better selves,” said Roybark. “Less ‘me’ and more ‘we’ will bring the greatest level of success.”

Membership in the BGS is limited to COBE juniors and seniors who rank in the top ten percent of their class or MBA students in the top 20 percent. The international honor society of Beta Gamma Sigma recognizes academic excellence at the world’s top business schools – those accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Since its founding in 1913, the society has established more than 480 collegiate chapters around the world and has inducted approximately 625,000 students into membership.

“It is truly an honor to be asked to join BGS,” said Roybark. “These are the brightest young men and women in COBE.”

COBE’s Fall 2010 BGS Inductees are: juniors Patrick Cooper, Brian Morris, Jessalyn Schneider, Christopher Stones and Emma Sowers; seniors Shanae Harris, Brendan Shaffer, Scott Simpson, Wesley Stout and Christopher Winslow; Master of Business Administration students Tanya Catron, George Hales, Joshua King, Derek Opincar and James Shepherd.

November 19, 2010
Don Bowman; 540-831-7523

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