The Newbold College of Higher Education Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta was launched earlier this month, welcoming its first five student members.
Sigma Beta Delta is an International Honour Society which was established ‘to encourage and recognise scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honourable service to humankind’.
Newbold Chapter President and Programme Leader in the College’s School of Business, John Crissey, said that Sigma Beta Delta offers our best student the opportunity to be recognised by an international organisation. “It also gives them additional opportunities to network and increased employment opportunities.”
Business student Esra Eliasson is one of the Newbold Chapter’s first members and said that it was an honour to be invited to be a member of the Society, which is representative of academic excellence. “Being a member of the Sigma Beta Delta Society will add to my credibility and provide an additional edge when it comes to securing employment or continuing with further studies,” said Esra.
Students who have a GPA of 3.5 (according to the US academic system) and who exhibit exemplary leadership and community contributions are invited to join as lifetime members.
The Chapter was launched at a ceremony on 6 May, with Chapter Officers John Crissey (President), Marinko Markek (Vice-President), Carly Wendel (Secretary/Treasurer), and Dr Robert Schwab (Visiting Advisor).