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March 20, 2003

New business honorary chapter installed at Birmingham-Southern College

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College President Dr. Neal R. Berte was among the first group of four faculty members and 13 students installed into a new chapter of the business honorary society Beta Gamma Sigma by the college's Division of Business and Graduate Programs March 19.

Birmingham-Southern joins 375 other schools, all accredited in business through AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, who honor top students by inducting them to lifetime membership in the society. Election to Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a business student can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International. The honorary has more than 480,000 members worldwide.

BSC offers bachelor's degrees in accounting, business administration, economics, and a master's degree in public and private management, along with interdisciplinary and individualized majors. The college's Division of Business and Graduate Programs was accredited by AACSB International in April 2002.

Other BSC faculty members installed into Beta Gamma Sigma were Dr. Paul Cleveland, associate professor of finance; Dr. Cecilia McInnis-Bowers, Elton B. Stephens Professor of Sales/Sales Management and Marketing; and Dr. Jack Taylor, Joseph S. Bruno Professor of Retailing. Dr. Bert Morrow, BSC assistant professor of business administration and a member of the Texas A&M chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, will serve as president of the Birmingham-Southern chapter.

Listed by hometown, Birmingham-Southern's newest senior student members of Beta Gamma Sigma are:

BIRMINGHAM Area:

HOOVER/VESTAVIA
Vestavia Hills: Joyce Davis Wise, MPPM student.

SHELBY
Alabaster: Thurman Garland Stansell, MPPM student.
Pelham: Bram Deker Fuller, MPPM student, and Sonya R. Thomas, business administration major and daughter of Eddie and Ella Thomas.

SOUTH
Mountain Brook: Karen Crawford Lytle, MPPM student.

WEST
College Hills: Nils Hanchen, business administration major and son of Uwe and Ursula Hanchen.
Hueytown: Jennifer Kyndle Huey, business administration major and daughter of D.L. and Kay Huey, and Charles Edward Lacey, MPPM student.

FRANKLIN, Tenn.:
Robert Christopher Frohock, economics major and son of Mark and Tillie Frohock.

HUNTSVILLE:
Abby Mae Dickson, accounting major and daughter of Randall Dickson and Vicki Brown.

MONTGOMERY:
Vanessa Anne Brunn, accounting major and daughter of Herbert and Mary Brunn, and Charles Thomas Gross, accounting major and son of Charles and Mary Gross.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.:
Kelsey E. Thompson, accounting major and daughter of John and Gail Thompson.

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