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Junior Awarded Scholarship from Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society

April 30, 2007

by Jessica Bird

Baylor University junior Emily R. Wade has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society in Business for the 2007-2008 academic year. Earning a 4.0 grade-point-average, she will return to Baylor for her senior year as a finance and economics major.

Wade was named as her chapter's recipient based on her merit academic performance, leadership, community service activities and faculty recommendation.

"I feel privileged to be recognized by this high honor for all the work and effort I have contributed to Baylor," said Wade.

The selection committee included faculty members: Gary Carini, Jerry Johnson, Blaine McCormick and Patricia Norman. There were a total of 17 applicants, both undergraduates and graduates.

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization in 1913 through the merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business.

Lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is available to business majors who rank in the upper seven percent of the junior class, upper 10 percent of the senior class or upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class and are enrolled at institutions where the business program is accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business.

Beta Gamma Sigma currently has a membership of 560,000 business leaders.

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