Beta Gamma Sigma awards scholarship to Rohrer College of Business student

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International honor society Beta Gamma Sigma has named Rowan University Rohrer College of Business senior Laura Bennett, of Williamstown, as winner of a Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship, a $500 award matched by the College.

International honor society Beta Gamma Sigma has named Rowan University Rohrer College of Business senior Laura Bennett, of Williamstown, as winner of a Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship, a $500 award matched by the College.

In its 98th year of recognizing excellence in the study and practice of business, Beta Gamma Sigma presented the award to Bennett for her superior performance in the study of business and to continue her education in 2011-12. Bennett is majoring in accounting and had a 4.0 G.P.A. as of spring 2011.

The scholarship is just the latest of honors Bennett has received. Additionally, she was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies in recognition of high scholastic achievement.

She is managing partner/accounting software consultant at PSE Business Solutions, Inc., in Williamstown.

Bennett volunteers for the Medford Strikers Fury Club Soccer Team as treasurer and has also volunteered for the Williamstown High School Braves Football Huddle Club as treasurer and the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce in various leadership roles.

She is the married to Paul Bennett III and is the mother of Paul IV, Shaun and Erin.

Since 1988, according to the organization, Beta Gamma Sigma and its member deans have awarded more than $1.5 million in scholarships to outstanding student members from around the world.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a bachelor’s or master’s program at a school accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the organization noted. To be eligible for membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them in the upper 10 percent of their junior or senior class or upper 20 percent of the graduating master’s class. Members inducted each year join an expanding worldwide network of more than 650,000 business professionals.

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