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. Sigma Beta Delta signifies wisdom, honor, and pursuit of meaningful aspirations. 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.
KIVA Micro-lending Project
Carroll College's Sigma Beta Delta honor society supports Kiva - an international non-profit organization. Since the inception of the project, Sigma Beta Delta has made 134 micro-loans totaling $6,725. Funded entrepreneurs were in 33 countries including Costa Rica, Peru, and Mongolia. Loans were made in a variety of sectors but have been primarily in the agricultural, services, retail, and food sectors.
Carroll College 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. 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. Currin reported that "the leadership academy was a rewarding experience. 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."
The Carroll College Sigma Beta Delta chapter currently has 102 student members, along with 8 faculty members and 11 honorary members.
Professor Julia Mull, President
Professor Annette Ryerson, Vice President
Dr. Belle Marie, Secretary/ Treasurer
- Ryan Lindsay, Partner, Wipfli
- Maggie Long, Human Resources, Anderson ZurMuehlen
- Loren Brown, President & CEO, Ascent Bank
- Teri Calton, Vice President, First Interstate Bank
- Lynn Etchart, Chief of Staff, Blue Cross Blue Shield (past Vice President of Finance at Carroll College)
- Chick Rolling, SCORE, Air Products Executive (retired)
- Nan LeFebvre, Human Resources Professional, State of Montana
- Jerome Loendorf, Harrison, Loendorf, Poston, Duncan, P.C. (retired & prior Carroll Board of Trustees)
- Mark Semmens, Managing Director-Investment Banking, D.A. Davidson (Carroll Board of Trustees)
- Greg Gianforte, Entrepreneur and Founder of RightNow Technologies
- Clint Morrison, Financial Advisor with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc.
Each year, the honored business leader is invited to present the keynote lecture at the new member induction ceremony. Chick Rolling, (pictured) is a Carroll College Business Advisory Council member and retired 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 served as a board member for the United Way and chaired Helena SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business".