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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.