Athens State University’s Alpha Iota Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honor society was recently named “Star Chapter” by the international organization for business students. The Athens State chapter is one of 22 recipients of this award out of approximately 300 chapters nationwide, ranking it among the top 7% of chapters worldwide. The chapter is also noted as the most award-winning Star Chapter in the organization’s history, with 16 annual recognitions. Faculty advisors Dr. Kim Roberts and Dr. John Berzett and student chapter president Toni Harvey will attend the national conference in Baltimore, Maryland in November to be recognized.
Star Chapters must meet or exceed Society standards for chapter operation and administration. In addition, Star Chapters must either induct at least 80% of their eligible candidates or more candidates than the previous year, participate in the scholarship program, and complete community-service projects or business-related activities on campus.
The Alpha Iota Chapter is very active on the Athens State campus. They sponsor members to attend leadership conferences, co-sponsor an annual canned food drive, and co-sponsor workshops that assist students in the job search process. In addition, student chapter members have received local and national recognition. Athens State’s Maria Rodriguez was the recipient of the 2017 Delta Mu Delta Regional Award, which included a $500 scholarship.
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. The chapter has grown to be one of the largest and most active chapters within the national organization. The Athens State University Delta Mu Delta chapter is housed within the College of Business. The advisors are Dr. Kim Roberts and Dr. John Berzett.