SJU Students Inducted into National Honors Societies
Undergraduate and graduate students earn recognition from Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
During the spring 2017 semester, 175 students at Saint Joseph’s were inducted into two of the nation’s most prestigious honors societies.
On Friday, April 28, graduate, undergraduate and adult students from Saint Joseph's University's Haub School of Business were inducted into the national business honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS). Founded in 1913, the mission of BGS is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of the business.
Saint Joseph’s BGS chapter is a regular recipient of Highest Honors in the organization’s annual Collegiate Chapter Honor Roll. “Since 2005, we have consistently received recognition from Beta Gamma Sigma International for our chapter’s excellence,” says Ruben Mendoza, Ph.D., BGS chapter adviser and assistant professor of Business Intelligence & Analytics. “When they graduate, our BGS students are strong candidates in the workforce.”
Juniors and seniors from Saint Joseph's University’s College of Arts and Sciences were inducted into the national liberal arts and sciences honor society, Phi Beta Kappa (PBK), on Wednesday, May 17. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest honor society for the liberal arts in the United States. Saint Joseph's University's chapter, Phi of Pennsylvania, is one of 286 chapters around the country.
"To become a member, students must demonstrate to our chapter their love of learning both inside and outside the classroom. Many of our students are double majors, have multiple minors, complete study abroad tours, research projects and even publish in peer-review journals" says Brian Forster, Ph.D., vice president of SJU's PBK Chapter.