Samford's Brock School of Business honors Leigh Davis Perry at Beta Gamma Sigma Induction ceremony; 22 students inducted.

2011-05-16

Leigh Davis Perry, vice-president of Charitable Giving and president of the Alabama Power Foundation, was honored at the Brock School of Business Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony Friday, April 29. Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society that provides the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive as an undergraduate or post-graduate program at an AACSB accredited school.

Leigh Davis Perry is a graduate of the Brock School of Business’ MBA program and is a current member of the Advisory Board.  Leigh has served in many capacities at Alabama Power for more than 15 years, in the areas of real estate, information technology and economic and community affairs.  In late 2010, she was chosen to lead the largest corporate foundation in Alabama, the Alabama Power Foundation.   The foundation also is one of the top 25 foundations in the country. Leigh’s experience, leadership role and service to Alabama Power meet the criteria for the honor she received from the Brock School’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter.

“Leigh embodies everything we look for in an honoree.  She was an excellent MBA student and she has been very successful in her career, leaving her mark on the company she works for,” according to professor of finance at Samford University, Steven T. Jones.

Jones added that Leigh was very impressed with the new inductees into Beta Gamma Sigma and was honored to receive this recognition from the Brock School of Business.

Twenty-two students were inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter. The new inductees include 14 undergraduate and eight graduate students.