Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma - BU Chapter

Dean and President:
  Jeffrey Krug, Ph.D.
Faculty Co-Advisors:
  Lam Nguyen, D.Mgt.
  Carolyn LaMacchia, Ph.D.

For more information, please contact:

  Lam Nguyen, D.Mgt.
  Sutliff Hall 335

  Carolyn LaMacchia, Ph.D.
  Sutliff Hall 325

Student Highlights

2016 Feed a Friend of Montour County

Beta Gamma Sigma Bloomsburg University Chapter (BGS-BU) continued its annual tradition of serving the local community for the holiday season through its third participation in the Feed-A-Friend of Montour County event by assisting the Shiloh UCC Church Food Bank. Faculty and student volunteers from BGS-BU along with other members of the Zeigler College of Business worked at the distribution center on the Saturday (Nov. 19) sorting and packaging day while others worked on the Tuesday (Nov. 22) distribution day. Some volunteers worked tirelessly by helping on both days!

Feed a Friend
From left to right: From left to right: Drs. Lam Nguyen and Carolyn LaMacchia (Co-Advisors), Shannon Ringler, Rebecca Luczun, and Evan Kline-Geffert

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Zeigler College of Business Mariam Sarkessian attended the 2016 Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit

From November 3-6, Business Management major Mariam Sarkessian represented the Bloomsburg University chapter of the business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) at its 2016 BGS Global Leadership Summit. Held in Dallas, Texas, the Summit is a leadership conference focused on students discovering, refining, and using their strengths. Students at the conference became more certain and confident in their strengths and in turn became stronger leaders.

The Summit focused on the students as individuals and the participants were driven, high-achieving business students who came from all over the world such as Canada, China, and South Korea. In addition to learning more about their own leadership style, the Summit gave participants the invaluable opportunity to network with each other.

Mariam Sarkessian was selected as the recipient of the 2016 BGS Leadership Scholarship Award for her outstanding contribution to BGS-BU Chapter, which recognizes academic excellence on campus. BGS-BU Chapter earned this scholarship for being recognized as the Highest Honors Chapter in 2015-2016 under the leadership of Dean Jeffrey Krug and Dr. Lam Nguyen, the faculty advisor.

2016 BGS Global Leadership Summit
Mariam Sarkessian, senior management major at the 2016 BGS Global Leadership Summit

2016 BGS Global Leadership Summit
Mariam Sarkessian (third from right) with other Summit participants from Canada, Louisiana, South Korea, Montana, and South Carolina.

Dr. Jeffrey Krug, BGS-BU Chapter President

Jeffrey Krug

Beta Gamma Sigma-BU Chapter is pleased to welcome our new Chapter President, Dean of College of Business, Dr. Jeffrey Krug. Dr. Krug joins BU after his outstanding tenure at Loyola University New Orleans as the Jack & Vada Reynolds Chair in International Business, Professor of Management where he also served as Associate Dean of Graduate Programs.

Krug is author or editor of five books on international business, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy. He conducts research on corporate governance, strategic leadership, mergers and acquisitions, and global strategy. His articles have appeared in Strategic Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, California Management Review, Academic of Management Perspectives, Journal of World Business, and Journal of Business Strategy, among other leading journals.

Krug is a nationally recognized speaker on merger integration and the effects of M&As on acquired top management teams. He leads executive seminars, facilitates strategic planning sessions, and consults on post-merger integration issues. He has worked with a wide range of firms in Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

Beta Gamma Sigma Vision

The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifetime members.

  • Serving Business Programs Accredited by AACSB International
  • Serving to connect the top business schools with a Global Network
  • Serving as “The Dean’s Honor Society”
  • Serving your students and faculty who are “The Best in Business”
  • The world's largest organization representing business school alumni

Values of Beta Gamma Sigma

Honor: Honor is personal integrity and excellence of character. It is an enduring quality found in all persons who deserve to lead others.

Wisdom: Wisdom is knowledge tested by experience and tempered by discerning judgment. It abhors prejudice, it insists upon freedom of thought and expression.

Earnestness: Earnestness is enthusiasm measured by achievement, disciplined by reason and ennobled by sincerity. It is that dynamic quality which is essential for all great achievement.