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 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 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:
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 32 micro-loans since the inception of the project to entrepreneurs in a number of countries including Paraguay, Kenya, and the Philippines.
The Carroll College Sigma Beta Delta chapter currently has 58 student members, along with 6 faculty members and 6 honorary members.
Bethalee Wilson, President
Belle Marie, Vice President
Melvin McFetridge, Secretary/ Treasurer