THIBODAUX, La. — The Nicholls chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society for business students, was named a High Honors Chapter in recognition for the chapter’s academic excellence.
As a High Honors Chapter, Nicholls was able to send a senior accounting and finance major, Beau Brady, to the 2017 Global Leadership Summit held in Orlando. In addition to Brady, the Nicholls College of Business Administration covered the cost of two 4.0 students, Katelyn Cortez and Alayna Falgout, to attend the conference as well.
During the Summit, students participate in a carefully cultivated series of leadership sessions designed to build upon each other to culminate in an intensive team competition. This year’s Summit took place November 2-5.
At the summit, students were broken up into 35 teams to compete in five different categories in the Team Case Competition, where they would collaborate and provide a solution to a complex business scenario.
Brady and his team won their category based on their innovative and creative solution for their assigned business case, as well as the effectiveness of their presentation.
“It was a lot of fun. Everyone in my group was intelligent and you could tell their head was in the right place in trying to assess the problem. It was a great experience,” said the Larose native, who is also a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor organization for accounting, finance and information systems students. “Nicholls is a great university, and I especially enjoy the College of Business Administration. What makes Nicholls so much more effective than a larger university is that you can build a relationship with your teachers. You know them on a first-name basis and it can make you feel more involved within the college and the university.”
Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a collegiate business and management scholar at an AACSB-accredited school can achieve. The international honor society has inducted more than 810,000 members during their 104-year existence, including thirteen faculty members in the Nicholls College of Business Administration.
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