Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2004-11-05
The Samford University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society has been recognized as a Premier Chapter by the national organization. The honor recognizes the chapter's superior level of membership acceptance and promotional activities during the 2003-04 academic year.
The Samford chapter is now eligible to award a $1,000 Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship during the 2005-06 academic year, and is prequalified for consideration as an outstanding chapter, the highest honor given to a collegiate chapter.
Of the 417 chapters on college and university campuses, only 62 were recognized as a Premier Chapter this year.
Business professors Archie Lockamy and Steven Jones are faculty advisers for the Samford chapter.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and US News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 1st nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.