The Spring Induction Ceremony of Athens State University’s Alpha Iota Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business Administration was held April 23, 2017 in McCandless Hall.
The academic society inducted 48 new student members into the nationally chartered organization. The chapter faculty advisers are Dr. Kim Roberts and Dr. John Berzett. Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society, reserved for College of Business students who rank among the top 20% of their junior and senior classes. The Greek letters in the Society’s name stand for Dia Matheseos Dynamis, signifying Delta Mu Delta’s motto: Through Knowledge, Power, the power to manage for social and economic good.
This year, Delta Mu Delta presented the following awards: The Excellence in Teaching Award to Professor Gary Valcana; the DMD Medallion Award to Latasha Davis; and the Outstanding Service Award to Saralyn Mitchell. The Robert L. and Mildred S. McCall Scholarship was awarded to Savannah Pearson. The Leslie Essary Distinguished Delta Mu Delta Scholarship recipient was James Chandler. Two honorary members were also inducted into Delta Mu Delta: Dr. Tom Pieplow and Mary Aquila.
Delta Mu Delta was founded at New York University in 1913 to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement of students with concentrations in Business Administration. The Athens State chapter was originally formed in 1970 with Professor Gene Ermert being its inaugural faculty adviser. The chapter has grown to be one of the largest and most active chapters within the national organization. The Athens State chapter was the recipient of the 2016 Star Chapter Award and is recognized as the most award-winning chapter with 15 annual recognitions.