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Five USM Students Selected for Beta Gamma Sigma's Global Leadership Summit

Wed, 10/23/2019 - 15:54pm | By: Van Arnold

Seated left to right: Lacey Wallace, Rachel Bronson. Standing left to right: Nichada Satasuk, Laura Chatham, Kayla MartinFive students in the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) have been selected to attend Beta Gamma Sigma’s Global Leadership Summit in Chicago, Ill., next month. 

Beta Gamma Sigma's Global Leadership Summit is a premier annual event where hundreds of the highest achieving students from the top five percent of business schools around the world (AACSB accredited) gather for a unique learning experience. 

Those who attend the Global Leadership Summit hear from real-world leaders in different fields of business and academia. They participate in skill-building exercises and team events and are afforded professional development and networking opportunities with leaders from around the world.

"I am so excited to be representing Southern Miss in Chicago at the Global Leadership Summit. The opportunity to meet and interact with fellow members from all around the world while learning how to respond to the challenges facing the business industry is something I will value forever," said Rachel Bronson, Student President of Beta Gamma Sigma and a graduate student pursuing both a Master of Science in Sport Management and a Master of Business Administration. 

Accompanying Bronson will be Kayla Martin, Student Vice-President of Membership & Finance; Lacey Wallace, Student Vice-President of Programming; Nichada Satasuk, Student Vice-President of Public Relations; and Laura Chatham, Student Vice-President of Alumni Relations. 

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society recognizing business excellence since 1913.  Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is one of the highest recognitions a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 

Since only five percent of business schools worldwide have met the AACSB standards of accreditation, membership in Beta Gamma Sigma places students in a very select group.

The USM chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma is a “Highest Honors” chapter within Beta Gamma Sigma International. “Highest Honors” is the highest level of recognition a chapter can earn in Beta Gamma Sigma’s Chapter Honor Roll Program. Receiving “Highest Honors” commends the School of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi for its commitment to academic excellence, leadership, and student success.