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April 16, 2010

La Salle’s Business Honor Society
Named Silver Chapter Award

La Salle University’s business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) has been named the 2010 Silver Chapter Award recipient in its Outstanding Chapter program—the second highest recognition a collegiate chapter can earn. Paul Brazina, Dean of the School of Business, accepted the award at the BGS Dean’s Luncheon in Anaheim, Ca. on April 18.

“This is the sixth time in the past seven years that our La Salle chapter has been chosen as one of the top five from nearly 500 chapters worldwide,” said Susan Borkowski, Ph.D., professor of accounting and BGS faculty advisor. “I am extremely proud of this award as it demonstrates the strength of our business program and its students. Our students have worked very hard to earn it.”

Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—a distinction held by fewer than five percent of business schools worldwide. Induction into BGS is one of the highest achievements available to business students in the world. Membership is only extended to the top seven and ten percent academically of junior and senior business majors respectively, and the top 20 percent of graduating MBA students.

La Salle recently inducted 52 undergraduate and graduate students into its BGS chapter. In addition two alumni, Edward Fierko, president of EJF Associates, and Terence Connors, senior audit partner with KPMG Philadelphia, were inducted as honorary members.

The Silver Chapter Award is just one of many BGS honors that La Salle’s chapter has been associated with in recent years. Earlier this year, Diego Calderin, president and co-founder of Anexinet, and La Salle alumnus and Board of Trustee member, was named a recipient of the BGS Medallion for Entrepreneurship. Last year, Borkowski received the 2009 Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. In addition, alumnus and La Salle University Board of Trustee Chairman William R. Sautter, president and CEO of Elliot-Lewis Corporation, was named the recipient of the 2008 BGS Business Achievement Award, along with Sir Adrian Cadbury, founder of Cadbury Schweppes Ltd.

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