Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide’s Department of Business Administration Forms Local Chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society.

Left to Right: Dr. John Watret, Associate Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Worldwide; Merrill Douglass, local chapter Sigma Beta Delta President and Worldwide Faculty Member; Kathleen Quigley, local chapter Sigma Beta Delta Secretary-Treasurer and Worldwide Faculty Member; and Marty Smith, Executive Vice President, Worldwide.

Daytona Beach, FL, November 12, 2009 – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide’s Department of Business Administration announces the formation of a local chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society.  The above presentation was held on Tuesday, Oct 6th at the Embry-Riddle Worldwide Faculty Assembly.

Approximately ten years ago, Sigma Beta Delta was created as a business honor society for institutions with regional accreditation. Sigma Beta Delta has now established over 248 chapters in 46 states, with one international institution.  Sigma Beta Delta provides an opportunity for the faculty to confer on students at Embry-Riddle Worldwide, international recognition for their outstanding academic achievements in the school of business. “We are very excited to become a member. Since the majority of our students are working adults, the scholastic excellence of our business students will now be recognized globally by their employers,” said Dr. Larry Carlton, Business Department Chair, Worldwide Campus.

The purposes of the society shall be to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students in the school of business, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Candidates for bachelor and master’s degrees in Embry-Riddle Worldwide’s Department of Business Administration who rank in the upper 20% of their class at the time of invitation to membership may be inducted into membership following completion of at least one-half of the degree program in which they are enrolled. While almost 300,000 students receive bachelors or master’s degrees in business each year, only about 4,000 are inducted into lifetime membership in Sigma Beta Delta.  Invitations to join Sigma Beta Delta will be sent out to those who qualify. For more information about Sigma Beta Delta visit .

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering, educating more than 34,000 students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs. Doctoral programs in aviation and in engineering physics are pending approval by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for the University to offer programs at the doctoral level. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., through the Worldwide Campus at more than 170 campus centers in the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit

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