MBA student receives Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship


Thomas Lyden

Thomas Lyden

Thomas Lyden of Boardman, a graduate student in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration, has been selected to receive a scholarship from WCBA’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.

Lyden, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from YSU, is a payroll supervisor in the Mahoning County Auditor’s Office and is pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration at WCBA.

For the past eight years, the YSU chapter of BGS has been designated as a Premier Chapter for its outstanding membership acceptance rate. In addition to recognition in Beta Gamma Sigma publications, Premier Chapters are eligible to grant a $1,000 chapter scholarship. The $500 awarded by BGS is matched with $500 from WCBA.

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. WCBA received initial accreditation from AACSB in April 2000. Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide have the accreditation. The YSU Beta Gamma Sigma chapter was installed in June 2000. To date, the chapter has inducted 597 business students.