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Sigma Beta Delta, the international honor society for business, management and administration, has selected Virginia Wesleyan senior Shelby Beverly as a 2014 recipient of the Dr. William J. Kehoe Fellowship. Each year, the Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship Program awards more than 20 fellowships ranging from $1,000–$1,500 to qualifying honor society members for use in their academic studies. Beverly was nominated by VWC’s chapter based on her academic achievements and participation in various campus and community service activities. She maintains a 3.26 grade point average as a double major in business and recreation and leisure studies and volunteers her time with VWC’s Annual On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter, the Special Olympics, and additional programs for underprivileged children in surrounding areas. “Shelby’s education is more important to her than, I think, anyone else,” says business professor Elaine Dessouki, who serves as the faculty advisor for the VWC chapter of Sigma Beta Delta. “She has really clear career goals; she wants to give back to her community and work with children.” A certificate of achievement was presented to Beverly during a Sigma Beta Delta ceremony on Nov. 18 (see photo). The event also featured special guest Eric Nyman ’94, senior vice president for global marketing at Hasbro, who spoke to business students as part of the VWC Fall Business Conference.