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USM Student Part of Winning Team at Beta Gamma Sigma Leadership Summit

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 02:13pm | By: Van Arnold

Laura ChathamUniversity of Southern Mississippi (USM) junior Laura Chatham and her team members captured a case category during the KPMG-sponsored Team Case Competition at Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2019 Global Leadership Summit held Oct. 31-Nov. 3 in Chicago.

A native of Hattiesburg, Miss., Chatham is an accounting major and serves as Student Vice-President of Alumni Relations in USM’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.

"It is always exciting to see our students in the College of Business and Economic Development at USM compete at the international level and excel,” said Wanda Fennell, Beta Gamma Sigma adviser and faculty member in USM’s School of Finance. “Having worked with Laura in her role as a BGS student vice-president, I have seen her demonstrate knowledge, excellence, and integrity in her endeavors, so it thrills me to see her exhibit those same characteristics at the international level and succeed -- even win. I could not be more proud."

Chatham and her team members were selected as winners based on their innovative and creative solution for an assigned business case and the effectiveness of their presentation.

Beta Gamma Sigma’s annual Global Leadership Summit brings together nearly 400 BGS members to explore their talents while building relationships with fellow leaders from chapters around the world. During the Summit, attendees participate in a carefully cultivated series of leadership sessions designed to build upon each other to culminate in an intensive team competition.


About Beta Gamma Sigma:

Established in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society which operates exclusively for AACSB accredited business programs. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is highly selective, reserved for top students within the top 5% of business schools around the world. Members of Beta Gamma Sigma go on to lead—and even create — some of the largest and most successful companies around the globe. Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 830,000 members worldwide since its founding in 1913. The Society is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.