Texas Tech University

Beta Gamma Sigma Designated as "Honors Chapter"

Megan Childers

Beta Gamma Sigma
Induction dinner

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) at Texas Tech University, Jerry S. Rawls College of Business, has received the international designation as an Honors Chapter. This achievement demonstrates Texas Tech University's commitment to academic excellence and the diligent work of the faculty advisor and student members in enhancing Beta Gamma Sigma's stature on campus.

Since 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma has been recognized as the business honor society for the top 5% of business school programs around the world. Students inducted into BGS strive to impact the field through service, leadership and enterprise in all sectors.

Notable members range from CEOs of major global companies to top business school educators such as alumni inductee Deirdre Popovich, Ph.D. Popovich is an assistant professor in the Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management at the Rawls College and serves as the faculty advisor for Texas Tech BGS.

The Texas Tech BGS chapter will be recognized for this outstanding achievement during this year's regional dean's conferences and during the annual ICAM conference in April 2019. Rawls students have been recognized for both academic achievement and community engagement and with this international recognition as an Honors Chapter, will have the opportunity to provide even more benefits to future students here at Texas Tech University.

Dr. Popovich"The time and effort put into their studies is what sets BGS students apart from other students," explains Popovich. BGS inductees are the top 20% of graduate students, top 10% of undergraduate students and all Ph.D. candidates.

"These diligent students can network with alumni and get involved with alumni chapters in bigger cities with employers having the same credentials. It is the highest honor a business student can achieve. It is just as important to our students as a diploma because of the instant recognition that you are in the top of the graduating class," Popovich said.

BGS Members take part in Rawls day, receive BGS honor cords at graduation, attend an induction dinner in the spring, and participate in other activities.

"BGS membership is a great way for top students to signal their accomplishments to prospective employers, network with other top business students and alumni, and receive benefits to help them get started in their career. I am proud of the outstanding efforts of chapter advisor Dr. Popovich and our current BGS members to earn the designation of 'Honors Chapter'," said Rawls College Dean Margaret L. Williams, Ph.D.

"The best thing about serving as the BGS advisor here is the ability to spend time with academically dedicated students. You just know these students are going to go out in the world and do really amazing things," said Popovich.

To learn more about Beta Gamma Sigma, The International Business Honor Society click here