Beta Gamma Sigma Tapping Induction


James Madison University’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) recently held their biannual “tapping” induction ceremony. Invitations were extended to 78 juniors and seniors, honoring academic achievement in the College of Business (CoB). Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student can receive in an undergraduate or master’s program at an Association of Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited school. Only the top 7% of juniors and top 10% of seniors are invited to this prestigious organization.

Being inducted into BGS includes a lifetime membership, so many CoB professors are still active in the organization. These professors wore their regalia to visit classrooms to “tap” the students receiving invitations.

Dr. Paula Daly was ecstatic to take part in the tradition. She’s glad that “the college is doing more to recognize and celebrate our high achievers.” The visited classes would often break out into applause, congratulating those publicly recognized students. Although this is Daly’s first time participating in the “tapping,” Associate Dean Mike Busing, Dr. Phil DuBose and others have been partaking in this tradition for years.

The CoB welcomes its newest BGS members, and those in “tapping” ceremonies for years to come!

Published: Monday, December 14, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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