Johnson University announces the formation of a local chapter of Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for business, management, and administration. The purpose of the chapter is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students in the University’s School of Business and Public Leadership. The chapter will also promote personal and professional improvement and honorable service to humankind. The chapter was formed thanks to the initiative and combined efforts of Alicia Crumpton, Ph.D.; Wilbur Reid, Ph.D.; and Rachel Nawrocki, M.S., Ph.D candidate.
Sigma Beta Delta was created in 1994 as a business honor society for institutions with regional accreditation. Since that time, Sigma Beta Delta has established over 425 chapters in 45 states and internationally while inducting over 85,000 members. The society provides an opportunity for the faculty at Johnson University to confer recognition upon students within the School of Business and Public Leadership, which offers multiple programs in business, nonprofit management, and leadership studies.
Students from any of the University’s three campuses (Tennessee, Florida, Online) will be eligible for nomination by faculty. Bachelor's and master's degree students who rank in the upper 20% of their class upon completion of at least half of their chosen degree program may be inducted. Doctoral students who have completed all degree requirements may be inducted. The Johnson University chapter will add its first student members in 2016.