Delta Pi Epsilon
Delta Pi Epsilon, Beta Mu Chapter is the National Honorary Professional Graduate Fraternity in Business Education. Established at Central Connecticut State University in March of 1972.
Once upon a time back in March 1972, there was a happening at Central Connecticut State University--a happening involving a group of business educators who had graduated from that school. This was the charter installation of the Beta Mu Chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon by the Epsilon Chapter of Boston University. This was the beginning!
Through the years we have built our foundation. We have annual meetings to induct new members; we instituted an annual lectureship in honor of Dr. Lewis D. Boynton, accounting author and former chairperson of the Business Education department at CCSU. We conduct spring meetings to share information with our members and other business teachers. There have been two inter-chapter activities with Gamma Delta Chapter of the University of Rhode Island, both held in Mystic. In 1983 Beta Mu sponsored a successful inter-chapter leadership conference involving business persons and the national officers. We have presented an annual award to the outstanding Business Education student. An award is presented at the FBLA conference for excelling in Business English.
Many of our members have won numerous awards and served as officers in other professional organizations. Some have served on the national standing committees.
In 1979 Beta Mu received a certificate for achievement of a 95% membership renewal. In 1983 we again received recognition for membership renewal achievement. Again in 1985 we received a certificate for an outstanding membership renewal record, and we have received another certificate for 95% membership renewal for 1986.
In 1979 Beta Mu was awarded one of the society's first service project awards for the research project dealing with the employment practices, which was chaired by Leslie Dubaldo Brown.
In 1980 the metric system project chaired by Betty Trudelle was another winner and also proved to be quite a money maker for our treasury.
At the biennium meeting in 1975 Beta Mu was honored to have John Nigro elected the national secretary. John served two terms of two years each. He was also the first secretary of the Delta Pi Epsilon Research Foundation which was established in 1977.
A small beginning, but a significant one. Beta Mu has been busy these past years, and it's all because of you, the members, that we are able to list these accomplishments.
Beta Mu--like a parent--has a golden past and has laid its foundation for the future. There are many golden years ahead. Beta Mu will surge forward with new waves like the ocean--each wave somewhat different than the previous one, but still making itself heard. You are all part of the new wave and it is important that we continue to build a strong organization to go on Beta Mu's foundation.
1970--1977: 97 p.; constitution, correspondence, flyers, programs, brochures, 87 photographs
1978--1984: 96 p.; certificates, flyers, programs, correspondence, 113 photographs
1985--1992: 97 p.; flyers, articles, programs, certificates, 128 photographs
1993--2001, 2006: 120 p.; treasurer's report, flyers, membership list, constitution, correspondence, three issues of the chapter's newsletter, "Beta Mu News", 1999--2001, 122 photographs
- Delta Pi Epsilon Rituals book, Initiation of members and installation of officers (Revised December, 1999) 22p. 16 copies
- Gavel in wooden presentation case
- Miniature podium, 9" tall 6" wide
- Greek letters for Delta P. Epsilon: letters made of felt and mounted on felt covered cardboard 11" x 8" with three metal stands
- Guest book, 1972--2002, 2004, 2005
- Banner: Blue velvet, Greek letters in gold fabric 32" x 18"
- Plastic tablecloth
- Candlesticks: 11 of various sizes