Dateline: October 9, 2018
Athens State University’s Alpha Iota Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honor society was recently named a 2018 Star Chapter by the international organization for business students. The Athens State chapter is one of 20 recipients out of approximately 360 chapters for the 2018 fiscal year ending in June, ranking it among the top 5% of chapters worldwide. The chapter is also noted as the most award-winning Star Chapter in the organization’s history with 17 annual recognitions. Dr. Kim Roberts and Dr. John Berzett were chapter advisors for the 2018 fiscal year.
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 and interview processes. In addition, student chapter members have received local and national recognition. New for this year, the Alpha Iota Chapter plans on sponsoring a local $500 scholarship to be awarded in 2019. Athens State University’s Elizabeth Mead was recently named the recipient of the 2018 Delta Mu Delta Regional Award, which included a $500 scholarship. Mead is serving as the current year President of the Alpha Iota Chapter.
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 and 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 and the current faculty advisors are Dr. John Berzett and Professor Debra Vaughn.