Top honor society includes local

From Press Reports

The Mississippi State chapter of business education honor society Pi Omega Pi now is ranked No. 1 in the nation.

The honor society’s purposes include the promotion of scholarship, service, and high ethical standards in business education, as well as the creation of fellowship among teachers of business subjects.

“The Alpha Pi chapter has been in the top 10 chapters for the last 15 years,” said Connie Forde, adviser of the university chapter. “This is our first time to have been selected as the number one chapter.

We are so excited; year after year our students work diligently to complete three outstanding service projects at the local, community, and national levels that truly make a difference,” added Forde, who also is national Pi Omega Pi president.

At the community level, Forde said chapter members collected books for the Smithville and East Webster County schools that lost their libraries during last spring’s devastating tornadoes.

At the local level, they staffed a variety of support roles during the fall semester for the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda Leadership Conference. Last year, members also assisted at the national Pi Omega Pi convention in New Orleans.

Members of the award-winning MSU chapter as of May included then- senior Terasa A. Sanders of Maben, who was a technology teacher education major.