Fall 2017 BGS Induction Ceremony

The James H. Bearden Induction Ceremony for new members of the ECU Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) was held November 29, 2017, at the Murphy Center at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The College of Business inducted 64 new members into BGS, the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The BGS tapping ceremonies – the presentation of BGS invitations during class time – took place earlier in Fall 2017.

Several new BGS inductees shared their thoughts on being inducted and their experience at ECU’s College of Business.



Jewalle Wright

“I was recommended by Tina Williams, who took the time out to recognize my achievements and hard work,” said Sophomore Jewalle Wright of Charlotte, North Carolina. “For this opportunity, I am forever grateful.”

Click here to find out more about Wright’s fondest BGS tapping memory.



Jill Chevalier

“Being tapped this semester felt really amazing,” said Junior Jill Chevalier of Glastonbury, Connecticut. “(I felt) that all of my efforts were being noticed.”

Click here to find out about Chevalier’s “funny” experience when it came time to her BGS tapping.



Bryson Fink

“I am very honored and excited to be a member of an organization such as BGS where I can grow and network with my colleagues,” said Junior Bryson Fink of Apex, North Carolina.

Click here to watch Fisk discuss his favorite memory at ECU.




Paul Everhart

“Opportunity is what BGS means to me personally including the automatic acceptance into either an MBA or MBS program here at East Carolina University,” Senior Paul E. Everhart of Selma, California.

Click here to find out why it’s important to Everhart to be a part of BGS.



Earl Boone

“Dr. Dan Schisler opened up one of our classes by tapping me into this exclusive business honor society,” said Master of Science in Accounting (MSA)-candidate Earl Boone, Jr., of Elizabeth City, North Carolina. “It was truly an honor to be recognized.”

Click here to find out more about Boone’s MSA experience at the College of Business.




Beta Gamma Sigma membership is the highest recognition a business student can achieve. Two times each year, the College of Business inducts eligible students and faculty into Beta Gamma Sigma. Membership is by invitation only and is based upon eligibility criteria, including those who rank in the top 10% of the second-semester sophomore, junior and senior classes as well as the top 20% of graduating graduate students within the College of Business. Before nomination, the entire faculty of the College of Business reviews each candidate to ensure he or she meets the standards of character and integrity that membership represents.

Tina Williams (MGMT) currently serves as faculty advisor and president of ECU’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter.