TWU celebrates business honors society inductees

Dean Yelkur stands next to Chancellor Feyton next to an easel with Beta Gamma Sigma certificate

April 22, 2024 – DENTON –  In 2023, the Texas Woman’s College of Business received a highly-coveted designation with its accreditation from AACSB International —The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), considered the world’s leading association of business schools. 

With its AACSB accreditation in hand, the COB was now eligible to start a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter on campus. Only students attending universities and colleges accredited by the AACSB International are considered for membership to Beta Gamma Sigma.

So starting in the spring of 2024, COB leaders invited top business students and its faculty to become members of the world’s most prestigious business honor society.

A total of 113 COB students and faculty accepted invitations to become lifetime members of Beta Gamma Sigma and on March 26, COB held the inaugural Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony. The BGS tapping ceremonies – the presentation of BGS invitations by faculty members during class time – took place in February.

COB Associate Professor and BCS chapter advisor Jennifer Flanagan believed starting a chapter at Texas Woman’s was the next step to having COB students fully engaged in what it means to be an AACSB institution. betta

“Beta Gamma Sigma membership is not only a badge of high achievement, but also a beacon of things to come,” Flanagan said. “It is a renowned and exclusive honor society for the best business students.” 

Theodora Sam-Brew holds a red folder, standing next to a Beta Gamma Sigma certificate and two faculty members

Email invites were sent to students who rank in the top 10% of their second semester of sophomore, junior and senior year; transfer students who met the above criteria and have completed one full year of coursework at Texas Woman’s; and select business faculty.

The inaugural inductee class included 86 undergraduate and graduate students and 27 faculty members. Inducted members received a certificate and key lapel pin at the ceremony. 

Theodora Sam-Brew, an MBA student, was one of the graduate students who took part in the induction ceremony. 

“I wanted to become a member because being a part of BGS means being recognized as a well-rounded and academically gifted student,” Sam-Brew said. “The title speaks for itself in that it tells people about your character and capabilities. As someone who aspires to work as a diplomat, I noticed that being a BGS member served as a good qualification for various internships under government agencies such as USAID, due to it being a National Scholastic Honor Society. I wanted access to networking opportunities, career resources, scholarships and recognition within the academic and business communities.”

Texas Woman’s Chancellor Carine Feyten was the keynote speaker and an inductee. 

Invited members who accept the invitations receive lifetime membership in the organization after a one-time fee. 

We are excited to bring this chapter to TWU and look forward to how it will benefit our students, faculty, local businesses and community,” Flanagan said. “As our chapter grows, we hope to have student members, officers and faculty members work on projects to promote business and community relationships, and continue to grow future business leaders, keeping a special focus on women- and minority-centered business endeavors.” 

About Beta Gamma Sigma

Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Inducted as students, BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit and academic sectors.

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