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Sigma Beta Delta is the international honor society for students majoring in business, management and administration. The purpose of the society is to recognize scholarship and achievement among students to promote personal and professional growth. The principles of Sigma Beta Delta are represented by the three Greek words which form the name of the society. These principles are wisdom, honor, and meaningful aspirations.
Membership in the Sigma Beta Delta is the highest international honor a college or university can bestow on a student. To be eligible a student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior, or master’s class as well as be invited by the faculty officers.
Members receive lifetime recognition for achievement in academics and business. Sigma Beta Delta offers yearly fellowship awards to members who are continuing their academics in business. The Society’s newsletter, Aspirations, provides students and alumni with updates of the Society’s growth and development along with current business topics. Members will receive a member pin, a certificate, and honor cords to be worn with academic gowns at graduation.
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Shorter University SIFE team members, from left to right: Laurel Harmon, Natasha Wallace, Ashley Lewis, Anthony O’Garro, Nancy Ely Mount (faculty advisor and Sam Walton Fellow), Darryl Fletcher, Seth Lindsay, Jill Gable (SIFE alumna), Jared Williams and Jerad Godsave.
SIFE is a non-profit worldwide organization dedicated to community service by “helping people develop a better understanding of how our free enterprise system works and how to use this information to empower themselves and achieve new successes” (sife.org, 2008). Individual colleges form teams that participate in community projects. Each team works to promote the five educational topics of SIFE: Market Economics, Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, and Business Ethics. The community involvement allows students the opportunity to apply classroom theories to real-life situations.
SIFE is open to all Shorter University students regardless of major. Contact Mrs. Nancy Mount for more information or to get involved.
Mrs. Nancy Mount
SIFE offers many opportunities to become involved not just in the community but in terms of job fairs, competitions, and national events. Students “gain a practical understanding of the free enterprise system of today” (sife.org, 2008). Skills that can be developed include leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
In addition to personal growth, many companies have entry-level positions that are specifically available to SIFE graduates. SIFE provides a large network for SIFE alumni to remain actively involved in the community even after graduation.
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