Twenty-one students were inducted during the spring semester into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society for AACSCB accredited institutions. Also inducted was John Patterson, Pittsburg State University vice president for administration and campus life, who received an honorary membership into the honor society.

“Mr. Patterson has served this university for more than 22 years and exemplifies the characteristics of a Beta Gamma Sigma member,” said Dr. Paul Grimes, dean of the Kelce College of Business. “He is an outstanding example of a great financial leader and we thought it
appropriate to recognize him in this manner.”

Patterson was humbled by the honor and grateful to be included with such an outstanding group of individuals.

“The criteria for membership into Beta Gamma Sigma are so high, that I’m not certain I could have gotten in any other way,” he jokingly said when referring to his honorary status. “These students really represent the very best that Pittsburg State has to offer, and it’s a privilege to be inducted with them.”