A Georgia Baptist Institution
March 14, 2011 - Shorter University’s College of Adult and Professional Programs recently inducted 20 students into Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society for business, management, and administration.
The recent inductees were James P. Bray and Yolanda LaVada Deese of Canton, Kiatana Everett of McDonough, William Anthony Gay of Conley, Marian Mathis-Grant of Conyers, Leesa Brock Norton of Rome, Tiara N. Perleberg of Flowery Branch, Philip Jennings and Regina Vernee Waters of Decatur, Michael Gene King of Ranger, Tonya N. Phillips of Hiram, Bennie Rhames of Lawrenceville, Amy Savage-Austin of Atlanta, Jacqueline Renee Shelton-Evans of Douglasville, Chacana LeCon Smith of Covington, Patti H. Sossamon of Alpharetta, Melinda Denise Henson-Sullins of Cartersville, Stephen Michael Walsh of Senoia, Jamie Lee Weaver of Dallas, and Sandra Sims White of Acworth.
In 1994, Sigma Beta Delta’s first chapter was installed at Belmont University. Through January 2010, it has installed more than 330 chapters in 47 states and two international chapters. The total membership is more than 50,000 students. Sigma Beta Delta was established to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishments among students of business, management and administration, and encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. The principles of the society are wisdom and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations.
In 2003, Sigma Beta Delta was installed at Shorter University. The traditional campus in Rome had its first ceremony in 2008, and scholars are inducted in the spring and fall of each year. Students must be at least half-way through their respective programs and be in the upper 10 percent academically based on cumulative GPA to qualify for entry. Chapter officers are Rhonda Radcliff, president; Dr. Amy Savage-Austin, vice president and Dr. Barbara Finn, faculty advisor.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian University committed to excellence in education. Since 2003, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Shorter among the South’s best baccalaureate colleges. The University offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Arts in Leadership and the Master of Accountancy. Online courses and degree programs are also available. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.
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