Carroll College, Helena Montana

Sigma Beta Delta

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society for business students, was established to honor students who attained superior scholarship and achievements in business programs in schools and colleges with regional accreditation. To be inducted into the society, students must rank in the upper 20 percent of their junior, senior, or master`s class and be recommended by faculty officers. Sigma Beta Delta encourages students to distinguish themselves through honorable service to humankind.

New Member Induction

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society 2014New members were inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. They included: Lindsay Garpestad, Alex Wilson, Nick Williams, Justine Songey, Jenessa McElrath, Lauren Larsen, Faith Kjosa, Tevin Stutzman, Joni McMahon, Barry Wall, and Mary Ternes.

Chick Rolling - 2014 keynote speaker

RollingChick Rolling was the 2014 Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society keynote speaker. Chick is a member of our Business Advisory Council and an Honorary Sigma Beta Delta member. Some of Chick's accomplishments include:

  • Aeronautical Engineering graduate of Penn State UniversityMBA from the University of California-Berkeley.
  • Director of Corporate Development (retired), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. He enjoyed a 29 year career in financial management with Air Products overseeing mergers, acquisitions, new ventures and other development initiatives.
  • Since retiring Chick has been actively involved as board member and Treasurer of the United Way of Lewis & Clark County.
  • Chapter Chair of Helena SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business".
  • Member – Carroll College Business Department’s Business Advisory Council

Carroll Business Student Selected for National Leadership Academy

Carroll College Business Department senior Mary Currin was among 25 participants selected to attend the Sigma Beta Delta Inaugural Leadership Academy in San Diego, California in 2011. Sigma Beta Delta invited each of its 265 chapters nationwide to nominate one candidate for consideration. At the academy, students designed a project that could use the potential of the Sigma Beta Delta network to positively impact humanity. Currin's team project was a plan for organ donor registration.

"The leadership academy was a rewarding experience," said Currin. "The participants were from colleges around the country, and our assembly provided a range of diverse opinions on several issues facing our society. The focus of the leadership academy was on the opportunity networking offers as a tool for positive change."

Majors and Minors

KIVA Micro-lending Project

Carroll's Sigma Beta Delta students have made 32 micro-loans since the inception of the project to entrepreneurs in a number of countries including Paraguay, Kenya, and the Philippines. 

kiva poster

Honorary Members

  • Teri Calton, Vice President, First Interstate Bank
  • Lynn Etchart, Chief of Staff, Blue Cross Blue Shield (former Vice President of Finance and Administration at Carroll College) 
  • Chick Rolling, SCORE, Retired Air Products Executive,
  • Nan LeFebvre, Director of Human Resources, New West Health Services
  • Jerome Loendorf, Retired, Harrison, Loendorf, Poston, Duncan, P.C. (former Carroll College Board of Trustees member)
  • Mark Semmens, Managing Director-Investment Banking, D.A. Davidson (Carroll College Board of Trustees member)


The Carroll College Sigma Beta Delta chapter currently has 58 student members, along with 6 faculty members and 6 honorary members.

Chapter Officers

Bethalee Wilson, President
Belle Marie, Vice President
Melvin McFetridge, Secretary/ Treasurer