Honors

Beta Gamma Sigma

The mission of Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and to foster personal and professional excellence among its members. Beta Gamma Sigma is the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in   Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

For membership information, contact Dr. Ann Rensel at adr@niagara.edu or 716.286.8312.

Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi is an international honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social, and public responsibility.

For information on membership, please contact the moderator Professor Chris Aquino at caquino@niagara.edu or by phone 716.286.8167.

The Everett W. Ockerman Awards

The awards acknowledge all senior students who have exhibited academic excellence. The faculty also chooses the top student in each of the majors of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing for special recognition. The official ceremony begins with the Everett W. Ockerman Lecture, presented by a member of the faculty.

The Ockerman Awards are named for Dr. Everett W. Ockerman, former Chairman of the Department of Commerce. Dr. Ockerman joined the Niagara faculty in 1946. He served as head of the department from September 1953 until his retirement in May of 1975.

The Lt. Lynch Memorial Award

The Lt. Lynch Memorial Award is given for excellence in philosophy to a student studying in Niagara's College of Business Administration. It is presented in Memory of Lt. John R. Lynch, ’55. The gift of Friends.

Omicrom Delta Epsilon

Omicrom Delta Epsilon is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies with over 560 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt and France. Students do not have to be economics majors, but must have a genuine interest in economics in addition to meeting the academic requirements. Interested students should contact William A. Peek at wap@niagara.edu or phone 716.286.8171 for more information.