University News

CBT Announces Beta Gamma Sigma Invitations

February 23, 2010

Printer friendly version

MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University's College of Business and Technology (CBT) is pleased to announce the annual Beta Gamma Sigma invitation phase. According to CBT Associate Dean Jack Elfrink, membership in the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) business honorary is the highest recognition a business student can receive in a business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. BGS inductees are honored for academic achievement and are acknowledged as leaders who embody superior levels of personal and professional excellence, he noted.

"Invitations for membership have been sent to 60 business majors in Western's CBT," said Elrink, who also serves as the BGS chapter adviser. "The invitees have demonstrated academic excellence as the top 10 percent of their junior or senior class, or the upper 20 percent of Master of Business Administration or Master of Accountancy programs."

Since 1988, WIU has recognized more than 500 students as inductees in the international honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. The WIU chapter is recognized as a chapter of distinction with the BGS Bronze Key in Stipes Hall.

"Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a student can achieve throughout his or her academic business career," added Elfrink. "These students are the best and the brightest in the nation, and we look forward to their membership as BGS initiates."

For more information, contact Schuyler Mexiner, director of communications and external relations in CBT, at (309) 298-2442 or

For more information about AACSB, visit

Posted By: University Communications (
Office of University Communications & Marketing