Honors & Achievements

School of Business Achievements - Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma

Honors & Achievements

The SNU School of Business has a legacy of providing students with opportunities to excel -- whether through national and international honor societies like Delta Mu Delta and Phi Beta Lambda


Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta is an international honor society established to recognize and reward superior scholastic achievement of students in business. The first chapter of the Society was established at New York University on November 18, 1913 by five professors who wanted to recognize outstanding business students. There are now over 200 colleges that have established DMD chapters with more than 120,000 members.  DMD membership is recognized and even sought by employer representatives recruiting graduates for careers in business, education, and government.  Membership in DMD would qualify a person for a GS-7 entry level (rather than GS-5) in numerous professional and technical occupations in the federal service.

School of Business Delta Mu Delta Honors Society - Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma
Delta Mu Delta Initiates April, 2003

SNU joined the national Delta Mu Delta organization in 1979 as the Gamma Sigma Chapter. Membership is available to undergraduate students with a 3.25 grade point average in the first 62 hours and to graduate students with a 3.8 GPA in the first 16 hours. The lifetime membership fees are due upon acceptance into the Society. As an indication of membership a student receives a certificate and a small piece of jewelry in the shape of the DMD key. SNU inducts new members at the Annual School of Business Awards Banquet held in April each year.

The SNU School of Business is dedicated to scholastic achievements and DMD membership is a way to reward and recognize those achievements. Membership into Delta Mu Delta is a worthy goal for any business student.


Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization of colleges and universities from some 700 campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico with about 18,000 members. There are some 30 chapters in the state of Oklahoma with over 600 members at the state universities and colleges. PBL is a student association designed to help members bridge the gap between classroom and boardroom, through support of local chapter activities, state and national leadership conferences, state and national academic competition and organizational programs fostering professional business development. The organization motto: “Education – Service- Progress”

The SNU chapter, Zeta Lambda, was organized in 1958 under the direction of Dr. Stan Parry. The development and growth of PBL occurred under the direction of Dr. Elmer Shellenberger, who instituted the first state and national academic competition participation. The first national winner (1st place in the nation) was in the Mr. Future Business Executive competition, won by David McClung in 1964.

Click here to view the Phi Beta Lambda Honor Roll.