FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2003
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
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
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:
Vestavia Hills: Joyce Davis Wise, MPPM student.
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.
Mountain Brook: Karen Crawford Lytle, MPPM student.
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.
Robert Christopher Frohock, economics major and son of Mark and Tillie Frohock.
Abby Mae Dickson, accounting major and daughter of Randall Dickson and Vicki
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.
Kelsey E. Thompson, accounting major and daughter of John and Gail Thompson.