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 members were inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. New members pictured include Colton Welhaven, Carlee Norbeck, >Kara Fuhringer, Holly Galen, Devon Boone, Kristyn Bohlander, Greer Davis, Danielle Sanders, and Ryan McCauley.
2015: Greg Gianforte was the keynote speaker at the Sigma Beta Delta induction ceremony. Gianforte spoke about virtue in business.
Gianforte, a successful entrepreneur and founder of five technology companies, resides in Bozeman, Montana. His most recent venture was RightNow Technologies which he grew to over 1000 employees worldwide before selling to Oracle in 2011. During the 2014-2015 academic year, Gianforte generously offered his time and expertise to aspiring entrepreneurs through Carroll College’s Entrepreneur in Residence Program.
2014: Chick Rolling was the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society keynote speaker. Chick is a member of Carroll College's Business Advisory Council.
Chick retired as the Director of Corporate Development at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. His 29 year career in financial management involved overseeing mergers, acquisitions, new ventures and other development initiatives. Since retiring, Chick has been actively involved as a board member of the United Way of Lewis & Clark County and Chapter Chair of Helena SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business".
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."
Carroll's Sigma Beta Delta students have made 47 micro-loans totaling $2300 since the inception of the project to entrepreneurs in 23 countries including Paraguay, Kenya, and the Philippines. Loans were made in 10 sectors but have been primarily in the agricultural, services, retail, and food sectors.
The Carroll College Sigma Beta Delta chapter currently has 67 student members, along with 6 faculty members and 7 honorary members.
Bethalee Wilson, President
Belle Marie, Vice President
Melvin McFetridge, Secretary/ Treasurer