Presentation on theme: "®. What is Alpha Beta Gamma ? Alpha Beta Gamma® International Business Honor Society was the first business honor society for accredited junior, community."— Presentation transcript:
What is Alpha Beta Gamma ? Alpha Beta Gamma® International Business Honor Society was the first business honor society for accredited junior, community and technical two year colleges. The society exists to recognize and reward academic excellence among business honor students and to recognize the contribution to learning by professors, administrators, and business professionals. ® Alpha Beta Gamma® is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, is a participating institute in the Association of Canadian Community College Affiliates Network, and is an educational affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
Background Organized in 1970 by business chairs and professors, Alpha Beta Gamma® was established to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula. In 1998 the constitution was amended to accept business honor students from Mexico and Canada. Since its founding, over 55,000 students from accredited community, junior, and technical colleges have been initiated into more than 200 member chapters.
Member: Association of College Honor Societies. An educational affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). The Association of Canadian Community Colleges Association Des Colleges Communautaires Du Canada (ACCC).Affiliations
Alpha - Manchester Community College; Manchester, Connecticut Beta – Lincoln Land Community College; Springfield, Illinois Chi – Suffolk County College; Selden, New York Delta – Westchester Community College; Valhalla, New York Eta – Germanna Community College; Locust, Virginia Gamma – Vincennes University; Vincennes, Indiana Kappa – Housatonic Community College; Bridgeport Connecticut Lambda – Penn Commercial Business and Technical School; Washington, Pennsylvania Mu – Suffolk Community College; Brentwood, New York Nu – Finger Lakes Community College; Canadaigua, New York Founding Chapters
Benefits to the student Recognition of individual academic achievement.Recognition of individual academic achievement. Leadership opportunities through chapter officer positions.Leadership opportunities through chapter officer positions. Opportunity to be published in The Honors Journal, the official newsletter of the society.Opportunity to be published in The Honors Journal, the official newsletter of the society. Gold lapel pin, window decal, and membership card with hotel and car rental discounts.Gold lapel pin, window decal, and membership card with hotel and car rental discounts. Networking opportunities with other business students and business leaders.Networking opportunities with other business students and business leaders. Exchange of intellectual ideas at local chapter functions and at a national leadership conference.Exchange of intellectual ideas at local chapter functions and at a national leadership conference. Essay competitions with stipends.Essay competitions with stipends.
Benefits to the student, cont. Over $500,000 in scholarships to four-year colleges reserved for initiated members.Over $500,000 in scholarships to four-year colleges reserved for initiated members. Opportunity to sponsor lectures and symposia.Opportunity to sponsor lectures and symposia. Chapters can compete for National awards.Chapters can compete for National awards. Use of Alpha Beta Gamma resume forms.Use of Alpha Beta Gamma resume forms. Distinctive membership diploma.Distinctive membership diploma. Graduation stoles, tassels, and other regalia available for commencementGraduation stoles, tassels, and other regalia available for commencement Enriches applications to four-year colleges.Enriches applications to four-year colleges. Automatic inclusion of your name with the National Deans List.Automatic inclusion of your name with the National Deans List.
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Promote ABG on campusPromote ABG on campus Conduct Annual Initiation CeremonyConduct Annual Initiation Ceremony Support Chapter DevelopmentSupport Chapter Development Nominate Honorary MembersNominate Honorary Members Advisor Responsibilities Chapter Membership Requirements Dedicated Faculty Advisor needed to monitor chapter working with chapter officers.Dedicated Faculty Advisor needed to monitor chapter working with chapter officers. Approval of College President.Approval of College President. One time chapter application fee of $500 which would be refunded if application is not approved.One time chapter application fee of $500 which would be refunded if application is not approved. Must be an accredited college.Must be an accredited college.
Award-winning student essays.Award-winning student essays. Fundraising ideas and other help for chapters.Fundraising ideas and other help for chapters. New chapter updates.New chapter updates. Articles on leadership and business submitted by professors and members.Articles on leadership and business submitted by professors and members. Annual awards criteria.Annual awards criteria. Opportunity for students to submit articles for publication.Opportunity for students to submit articles for publication. Opportunity for faculty to publish.Opportunity for faculty to publish. Honors Journal
Contact ABG National For more information: Alpha Beta Gamma webpage: Contributors: Prof. Pam Donahue, Beta Omicron Northern Essex Community College Prof. Bettie Abernathy-Phillips and Chapter President Victoria Southwest Tennessee Community College Dr. John D. Christensen, CEO, Alpha Beta Gamma