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2004.11.02 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Receives Premier Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Award

Omaha - The University Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) collegiate chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been recognized as a Premier Chapter for its superior level of membership acceptance and promotional activities during the 2003-2004 academic year.

By receiving the Premier Chapter award, the UNO chapter is being recognized for its high level of success in recruiting top business students into the society. Each year, collegiate BGS chapters extend invitations to the top seven percent of business juniors, the upper 10 percent of business seniors and the highest 20 percent of business graduate students. Chapters granted Premier status have had at least 85 percent of their invitations accepted by their top undergraduate and graduate level students. Acceptance rates are taken from the 2003-2004 school year, from which collegiate chapters were required to submit information before being considered a Premier Chapter. According to information submitted by the UNO chapter, 89 percent of invited students chose to join BGS in 2003-2004.

With Premier Chapter status, the UNO BGS collegiate chapter will now be eligible to award a $1,000 Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship in the 2005-2006 academic year. The chapter is also pre-qualified for consideration as an Outstanding Chapter, the highest honor attainable by a collegiate chapter. UNO’s BGS chapter will also receive a certificate recognizing its Premier accomplishments.

Of the 417 Beta Gamma Sigma chapters currently established on college and university campuses, only 62 were recognized as a Premier Chapter in 2004.

For more information, call (402) 554-3502.

Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the honor society for AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The mission of BGS is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and to foster personal and professional excellence among its members. In order to meet this goal, BGS annually extends society membership to the best and brightest students from AACSB accredited business programs. Membership in BGS provides students with lifelong recognition of their high scholarly achievement, a benefit they carry throughout the rest of their academic and professional careers.

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