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Beta Gamma Sigma Inducts Newest Members

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) would like to congratulate the newest COBE  inductees to the highly prestigious International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS). BGS represents the top 7% of juniors, the top 10% of seniors, and the top 20% of Master students in COBE. To be considered for BGS students must have an overall 3.5 GPA. (Juniors must have completed 12 hours of upper division credit with a GPA of 3.65, seniors must have completed 30 hours of upper division credit with a GPA of 3.5, master’s students must have completed 12 hours of 500 or greater business credits with a 3.65.) 

Governor Butch Otter will be the keynote speaker the induction ceremony to be held Wednesday, April 29 fro 6:00 – 7:00 p.m in the Grand B ballroom at the Student Union Building.

2009 Beta Gamma Sigma Program and list of inductees

Beta Gamma Sigma Background

Beta Gamma Sigma was established in 1913 and is the business equivalent of Phi Beta Kappa. Membership is the highest honor bestowed upon graduate and undergraduate business students.

Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 605,000 outstanding students into membership since its founding in 1913. These 605,000 members have served in corporate, government, non-profit, educational, and other management positions at every level of responsibility. Members currently reside in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries around the world.

The Society maintains an active database with more than 480,000 members’ mailing addresses and other information. In 2007-08, the Society inducted about 22,000 new members.

Beta Gamma Sigma has established 481 collegiate chapters in all 50 U.S. states and 18 countries and territories at schools accredited by AACSB International. Additionally, 20 alumni chapters serve the needs of alumni members in major metropolitan areas, including Hong Kong.

Building Project Completes the Programming Phase

“Programming Completed”: In September, COBE retained the services of the AC Martin, an architectural company from Los Angeles that specializes in building “programming” to begin the first phase of our New Building Project. (more…)

Outstanding Graduate Reception

All you need to know about this event here!

Boise State Executive MBA Graduates Rank Program Among Highest

Boise State University’s Executive MBA program has earned high marks in an independent exit survey of its graduates by the international Executive MBA Council. About 96 percent of the graduates gave the overall program the highest possible rating. The average for participating schools worldwide was 83 percent.  (more…)


COBE Golf Tournament 2009


The COBE Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament will be played at beautiful Crane Creek Country Club.

Funds Benefit COBE Scholarships!

When: Thursday, October 1, 2009
Where: Crane Creek Country Club
Registration and Lunch at 11am
Shotgun Start at 1pm

Registration Fees:
Foursome $1000
Single $300

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Orange Sponsor: $10,000
Blue Sponsor: $5,000
Player Lunch: $1,500
Reception and Awards: $2,500
Massage Therapist: $500
Driving Range: $500
Long Drive Contest: $500
Closest to Pin Contest: $500
Putting Contest: $500
Carts: $500
Photographer: $500
Chiropractor: $500
Hole Sponsor: $250

For more information call:
John Grizzaffi at 375-1450 or
Trisha Stevens Lamb at 426-1120

Sign up sheet

COBE Marketing Team Takes 2nd Place in National Competition

Boise State competed at the District 11 National Student Advertising Competition in Spokane, WA last Friday, April 17. The team placed second overall, and received awards for “Best Presentation”, “Best PR Program” and “Best Graphics”. Boise State competed with nine other universities from Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana.

The eight student team consisted of: David Andrews, Sara Byrne, Jamie Chaffin, Lisa Frazier, Sarah Gridley, Kamile Ishiyama, Evan Nolevanko, and Jennifer Stemple.

The National Student Advertising Competition is the premier college advertising competition. It provides more than 3,000 college students with real-world experience by requiring a strategic advertising/marketing/media campaign for a corporate sponsor. Schools receiving first place from each district competition are selected to present their campaigns to a panel of industry executives at the American Advertising Federation National Conference.

This year’s corporate sponsor was, The Century Counsel, a group of distillers fighting drunk driving and underage drinking. This year’s mission was to create a campaign targeted towards college students to help combat the binge drinking problem that is so prevalent on college campuses today. Boise State accomplished this with the “Retool Your Reality” Campaign, which communicates a disconnect between student perceptions and reality.

Judges, who were advertising executives from around the west, were thoroughly impressed with the “Retool Your Reality” Campaign, and the difference between 1st and 2nd place (Portland State and Boise State) was within a point. Congratulations to the team and their astounding performance!

Contact Information: For more information, please contact the College of Business and Economics Marketing Department at 426-5384.

(From left to right) David Andrews, Sarah Gridley, Jamie Chaffin, Jay Longwell, Kamile Ishiyama, Evan Nolevanko, Sara Byrne, Lisa Frazier, and Jen Stemple