Beta Gamma Sigma will mark its 100th year as an Honor Society in 2013. The Centennial Celebration will officially kick off on the Society’s 99th anniversary – February 19, 2012 – and will run through the end of 2013.

BGS has several projects and programs in the works to recognize this momentous occasion, and to better engage with you – the Society’s lifetime members.

As a truly international honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma members are found around the world. To capture this in pictures, members are encouraged to send photos of themselves taken with an exclusive Centennial icon. This icon is a stuffed “wise owl” named after President Professor Elwell.

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Imagine the level of charity that could be accomplished if only 5 percent of Beta Gamma Sigma’s 675,000 members volunteered their time. Now imagine what would happen if that number doubled or tripled. How many hours could be donated? How many organizations could be served? What impact could be made? Beta Gamma Sigma wants to know. Beta Gamma Sigma is a powerful organization with extremely talented and knowledgeable members, and BGS Gives Back will provide the opportunity to demonstrate the positive impact the Society and its members have on the world.

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Over the course of the Centennial year, Beta Gamma Sigma will present a series of events, featuring prominent business professionals speaking on a variety of business topics. These events will offer the direct perspectives of top business professionals, and will serve as a great way to better yourself as a business professional while developing a deeper connection with your Honor Society.

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Beta Gamma Sigma was formed as a national organization on Feb. 19, 1913 from the merger of three campus organizations at the University of Wisconsin (Beta Gamma Sigma), University of Illinois (Delta Kappa Chi) and University of California (the Economics Club).

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Chair, Honorary Committee:
Robert D. Reid

BGS President 2010-2012
James H. Bearden
BGS President 1986-1990
Quiester Craig
BGS President 2000-2002
Donald H. Driemeier
BGS President 1982-1984
Sara M. Freedman
BGS President 2004-2006
Donald F. Parker
BGS President 1998-2000
Ronald J. Patten
BGS President 1984-1986
Richard C. Scott
BGS President 1992-1994
George E. Stevens
BGS President 2008-2010
John T. Wholihan
BGS President 2006-2008

Don't miss any of the Society's special Centennial newsletters, including profiles of interesting and outstanding BGS members. Check out previous issues by clicking on the links below:

AACSB International


KPMG and the KPMG Foundation

Pepperdine University

Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Louis University

The Weatherhead School of Management at
Case Western Reserve University / Thompson Hine

Bloomberg Businessweek

The James F. Dicke College of Business Administration, Ohio Northern University

La Salle University


The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Radford University

Fox School of Business at Temple University

Valdosta State University Langdale College of Business

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

University of California, Riverside

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Texas State University

The University of Tampa

University of Tulsa

Willamette University

Clark University

University of Detroit Mercy

University of Florida

Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University

Kaplan CPA Review

Monterey Institute of International Studies

University of Nebraska at Kearney

Rollins College Crummer Graduate School of Business

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University

Seton Hall University

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