While almost 30,000 students receive bachelor's or master's degrees in business each year, only about 20,000 are inducted into lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the top 7 percent of the junior class, top 10 percent of the senior class, and top 20 percent of the master's programs at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business are eligible for this invitation.
Colette Joy, a junior, and Kirsten Rosacker, Ph.D., both of Vermillion, were among the 2006 inductees.
Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization on Feb. 19, 1913. It was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the universities of Wisconsin, Illinois and California.
With chapters in the United States, Canada, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom, Beta Gamma Sigma today is an international society that remains dedicated to recognizing the most outstanding students of business and management.