Shippensburg University’s Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) chapter received the Highest Honors status for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The Board of Governors for Beta Gamma Sigma, the exclusive international honor society for AACSB accredited business programs, awarded Ship’s chapter Highest Honors – the highest distinction possible for BGS members.

Earning this distinction means Ship’s BGS chapter is eligible for consideration as Outstanding Chapter of the Year, and may nominate candidates for: Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year, Dean of the Year, and Business Achievement and Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards. 

Upon receiving this prestigious award, Ship’s chapter will be recognized at BGS events, on social media, and in publications like Recognition of Excellence – issued to business schools and deans around the world at AACSB’s International Conference and Meeting.

According to Dr. Allison Watts, professor of management and current chapter advisor, “the Shippensburg Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is looking forward to a year of celebrating the accomplishments of students who have achieved the highest academic standards. In addition to academic achievement, BGS students also possess the values of:  honor and integrity, the pursuit of wisdom, earnestness, and service.”  The John L. Grove College of Business is one of only 590 colleges with a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter in the world, underscoring the achievement of Ship’s business students.

While BGS takes on a new team of students and advisors for 2020-2021, their standards for academic excellence remain, and their desire to serve the Ship community continues to flourish.