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Top Smeal Students Invited to Join Beta Gamma Sigma Organization

Invitations to join the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), an international honor society serving accredited business programs, have been sent to qualifying juniors and seniors for Fall 2013.
November 15, 2013

2013 Beta Gamma Sigma
From left to right: John Spychalski, Chris Marthers, Zach Beegal, and Chris Muscarella. Marthers is the appointed student vice president of the Epsilon Chapter, and Beegal is the 2013-14 scholarship recipient.

Invitations to join the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), an international honor society serving accredited business programs, have been sent to qualifying juniors and seniors for Fall 2013.

The Epsilon Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma at Smeal was established in 1957. Only the top 10 percent of the senior class and the top seven percent of the junior class are eligible for an invitation to join. Department chairs and parents are informed of the student’s accomplishment.

"From my experience, the BGS community has been extremely open to connecting with a student interested in learning more about the world of business." -- Accounting major Chris Marthers

Benefits to joining Beta Gamma Sigma include lifelong recognition and membership in an international organization of business professionals, a career resource center, an active alumni network, and a scholarship program.

The 2013-14 scholarship recipient in Smeal is Finance major Zach Beegal.

"Apart from the tangible membership discounts, being a BGS member gives students access to a community of highly established business professionals. From my experience, the BGS community has been extremely open to connecting with a student interested in learning more about the world of business," said Accounting major Chris Marthers, the appointed student vice president.

Alumnus Stefan Szanto ’13 Finance added, “One thing I noticed about BGS at the college level is that is just the beginning of a lifelong membership that can bring top notch networking opportunities and while it is hard to see that as an undergrad, it is by far the most valued and underrated benefit of joining.” Szanto is working to start a chapter in Miami, Fla., where he now lives.

Invitees can learn more about the organization and submit their application at the information table on Nov. 19-21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Business Building Atrium.  For questions or to submit the application at another time, see Administrative Liaison Cindi Satterfield in 209 Business Building.

Learn more about BGS at the information table on Nov. 19-21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Business Building Atrium.

In the spring, another round of invitations will go out to the top juniors and seniors, along with the top 20 percent of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program’s graduating class.  Executive MBA students are inducted in the summer.

The Epsilon Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma is led by faculty adviser Chris Muscarella, professor of finance, and faculty president John Spychalski, professor emeritus of supply chain management.

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