BGS & ODE Activity

The VMI chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society inducted seven new members.  Joining the honor society are first classmen Thomas McDavid and Nate Salatin, in addition to second classmen Dallas Disbro, Boris Duvnjak, Chris Fraser, Michael Shafer, and Kippur Taylor.  Membership in this organization requires a student to be in the upper 10% of their class when considering all academic work.

The Beta Gamma Sigma honor society sponsored a visit by Mr. Bruce Hazelgrove, ’83, the Vice President of Corporate Resources for New Market Corporation, the parent company to Afton Chemical Corporation and Ethyl Corporation.  First classmen attended the roundtable discussion with Mr. Hazelgrove.  The honor society also organized a field trip to Richmond.  On the excursion, the group visited Virginia Commonwealth University to learn about graduate school opportunities, and met with the marketing staff of the Richmond Flying Squirrels minor league baseball team.

ODE continues to produce the ECBU Online Journal which presents a sampling of the top student writing. This year’s Best Paper award was given to Cadet William Truscott for his paper “The Jones Act and Its Effect on International Trade.”