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11-15-2012


Hutton School of Business visits Williamsburg Elementary

 


Williamsburg, Ky. – At University of the Cumberlands (UC) one of the main values that everyone on campus strives for is to be a positive influence in the community and make a difference in the lives of others. UC’s Hutton School of Business’ (HSB) Sigma Beta Delta Honors Society has challenged themselves to make this their top priority.

On Wednesday, November 14th the Sigma Beta Delta Honors Society made their annual trip to Williamsburg Elementary School to visit with the third grade classes of Ms. Brittany Reeves, Ms. Della Shelton, and Ms. Charlotte Smith.

“We are happy to do this for the students every year because they learn a lesson on the value of money and have the opportunity to meet college students that they look up to as role models,” said Dr. Margaret Combs, HSB Chair.

Classes went through a lesson on saving money and benefits they could have of being able to develop these skills. Each student had the chance to talk about what they would like to save money for and then they drew a picture of that item with crayons provided by the honors society.

“This is a good experience for my students to know that they can go to college,” said Ms. Reeves. “It also helps prepare them for later in life by learning how to manage their money.”

After the lesson students were given a piggy bank as a gift from Sigma Beta Delta to encourage them to start saving money early. “This helps them to see the importance of saving money for the long term and that pennies make dollars,” said Ms. Smith.

The Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management and Administration chapter was established in December, 2006. The purposes of Sigma Beta Delta are to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; twelve graduate degrees, including two doctorate, two specialist and eight master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.