M.B.A. student awarded Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship

July 30, 2012

A management graduate from Centennial, Colo., has been named the Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship recipient for 2012.

Abby Monson, who graduated in May and is now enrolled in the College's M.B.A. program, will receive $1,000.

She has been on the College of Business and Economics Dean's List and the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences Certificate of Achievement list since 2008. Additionally, she received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship from 2009 to 2010.

She graduated from Cherry Creek High School near Denver, Colo., in 2008 and came to WVU on a full volleyball scholarship.

The Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship is awarded each spring semester to a top student member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the international business honorary.

Monson, who is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, is a graduate assistant with the WVU Athletics Department and the WVU Varsity Club. She also received a degree in a second major, world languages. She studied advanced Spanish in Seville, Spain, in 2011, and she was an intern with CareerAthletes.com earlier this year.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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 625,000 business professionals.