UMaine chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma to celebrate 107th anniversary

Students in the University of Maine chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma will join the Founders Week celebration of the international business honor society with an information table in the atrium of D. P. Corbett Business Building on Feb. 19.

Throughout its 107-year history, Beta Gamma Sigma has established more than 600 collegiate chapters. These chapters are located in over 30 countries with 32 alumni chapters globally. The University of Maine established its Beta Gamma Sigma chapter in 1974. The society has inducted more than 875,000 outstanding students who have gone on to serve in corporate, government, nonprofit, educational and other management positions. Members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 190 countries and territories worldwide.

UMaine student members are involved in several programs and activities, including a Global Leadership Summit. The chapter also has won the Collegiate Chapter Honor Roll — Honors Award for multiple years.

Dr. Faye Gilbert, Dean of the Undergraduate School of Business and interim provost, continuously emphasizes the importance of Beta Gamma Sigma in the local community and at UMaine.

“Beta Gamma Sigma celebrates academic excellence, with students in the top percentage of their class invited to join,” Gilbert says. “The Maine Business School is committed to sponsoring their lifetime membership. We will ensure this honor remains both a point of pride and a benefit long after graduation.”