News Release

Beta Gamma Sigma Inducts 12 New Members; Honors Jim Bethel

April 19, 2012

Beta Gamma Sigma induction
Beta Gamma Sigma members and Dalton State officials on hand for the recent induction include, from left, first row, Dr. John Schwenn, Dalton State President; Albert Mathenge, Tracy Rink, Eloa Menezes, Corey Angland, Sesquicentennial Chair and Professor of Management, Dr. Marilyn Helms, and School of Business Dean Dr. Donna Mayo; second row, Dr. Dong-Gook Kim, Dr. Robert Culp, William Tipton, Leesa Fawson, Angel Dagnan, and Joseph Edgeworth.
Jim Bethel
Jim Bethel, retired CEO of J&J Industries, is named Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honoree for Dalton State.

The Dalton State College chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma recently inducted 12 new members and honored local business and civic leader Jim Bethel.

Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, according to Dr. Donna T. Mayo, Professor of Marketing and Dean of the School of Business at Dalton State.

The society admits only the top 10 percent of business students and is, according to Mayo, “the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.” There are more than 650,000 members serving in more than 500 chapters around the globe, she said.

Student inductees for 2012 include William Tipton, Eloa Menezes, Albert Mathenge, Angel Dagnan, Leesa Fawson, Tracy Rink, Corey Angland, Joseph Edgeworth, Amy Ridley, and Vickie Swinney. Faculty inductees include Dr. Robert Culp, Assistant Professor of Economics, and Dr. Dong-Gook Kim, Assistant Professor of Management.

Mr. Bethel was honored for his exemplary contributions as a civic and business leader. Retired as CEO of J&J Industries, Mr. Bethel currently serves as Chairman of the Dalton State Foundation and has served in leadership positions with the Carpet and Rug Institute, Dalton-Whitfield Community Development Corporation, Community Foundation of Northwest Georgia, Dalton Water, Light, and Sinking Fund Commission (Dalton Utilities), Whitfield County Economic Development Board, Whitfield County Board of Elections, Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce, and others.


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