November 26, 2019
Athens State University’s Alpha Iota Chapter of the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society was recently named a 2019 Star Chapter by the international organization for business students. The Athens State chapter is one of 23 recipients out of approximately 375 chapters for the 2019 fiscal year ending in June, ranking it among the top 6% of chapters worldwide. The chapter is also noted as the most award-winning Star Chapter in the organization’s history with 18 annual recognitions. Dr. John Berzett and Professor Debra Vaughn serve as chapter advisers for the Alpha Iota Chapter of Delta Mu Delta at Athens State University. The following students served as officers for the 2019 fiscal year: Elizabeth Mead (President), Colton Hicks (Vice President), and Danielle Marcum (Secretary).
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. The group sponsors members to attend leadership conferences, co-sponsors an annual canned food drive, and co-sponsors 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 two local $500 scholarships to be awarded in 2020.
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.