VIENNA, W.Va. – Ohio Valley University’s College of Business recently inducted seven traditional students into the Sigma Beta Delta honor society and three adult students into the Alpha Sigma Lambda society. These are the first honor societies for the OVU College of Business.
Membership in Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior or master’s class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers.
The purposes of Sigma Beta Delta are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
Sigma Beta Delta Inductees:
• Ethan Ash, junior accounting and English major from Canton, Ohio
• Lindsay Cole, senior accounting major from Vienna, W.Va.
• Katelynn Criss, senior business administration/management major from Millersburg, Ohio
• Kayla Parsley, junior marketing major from Ashland, Ky.
• Matthew Sheets, senior information technology major from Albany, Ohio
• Joel Sweitzer, accounting and information technology major, Canton, Ohio
• Dalton Turner, junior accounting major from Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda Student members must have a minimum grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or its equivalent. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent who have 24 graded credits and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program and be invited to membership by the faculty officers.
Alpha Sigma Lambda Inductees:
• Barbara Close, senior organizational management major from Whipple, Ohio
• Lisa Giffen, 2009 organizational management graduate from Mineral Wells, W.Va.
• Marilyn Kirby, 2009 organizational management/2012 accounting graduate from Vienna, W.Va.
Chartered in 1958, Ohio Valley University is a residential faith-based Tier I institution with four colleges offering 35 undergraduate degrees and a master of education degree to students from 28 states and 14 nations. To learn more about the university, visit www.ovu.edu.
Sigma Beta Delta (Picture with 7 students) left to right: Joel Sweitzer, Matthew Sheets, Dalton Turner, Kayla Parsley, Ethan Ash, Katelynn Criss and Lindsay Cole
Alpha Sigma Lambda (Picture with 3 adult students) left to right: Marilyn Kirby, Barbara Close and Lisa Giffen