IUGB/GSU Student Jean-Marcien Kablansi Awarded 2016-2017 Beta Gamma Sigma Atlanta Alumni Chapter Scholarship
On Monday, June 12, 2017, Atlanta Alumni Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) President James Barger awarded former IUGB student Jean-Marcien Kablansi a scholarship for $1,000.00 to continue his studies. BGS is an International Honor Society that promotes business excellence. Each year, the Atlanta chapter awards promising new students with scholarships. Jean-Marcien was one of 9 students chosen throughout the United States among 30 chapters to receive this prestigious award. Jean-Marcien’s history of maximum educational performance began with the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB) from 2011-2013, where he received the quality education and mentoring that inspired him to take his studies to the next level.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics/Business Administration in Actuarial Science at Georgia State University (GSU) in December 2016 and begins his Master of Science Degree in Actuarial Science there this Fall. During his time at GSU, he was recruited as a member of BGS and a lifetime member of the Golden Key International Honor Society (GSU Chapter). Also, from 2014-2015 Jean-Marcien was on the Dean’s List.
In accepting the award, Jean-Marcien said: “I feel extremely honored and grateful for receiving this scholarship which will help to alleviate my financial burden and allow me to continue my education at Georgia State University. Being the recipient of this award among a group of very talented students is a privilege and the result of many years of perseverance. I am planning to start my graduate degree this coming fall, and this scholarship could not have come at a greater time. I would like to thank Beta Gamma Sigma for supporting me in my ambition to pursue an actuarial career. I am proud to be a member of this organization and look forward to being a part of this honor society in the future. Thank you to the Atlanta Alumni Chapter for selecting me as the 2017 Atlanta Alumni Chapter Scholarship Recipient.”
BGS recruits prospective members only in the top 10% of their senior class. Master’s degree candidates must be halfway through their program and fall within the upper 20 percent of their class. Olivia Young, Atlanta BGS Manager and head of Chapter & Alumni Operations speaking at the ceremony said: “We are thrilled that Jean-Marcien was selected as the recipient of the Atlanta Area Alumni Chapter Scholarship…I think I can speak for everyone when I say, that we cannot wait to see what this bright young man has in store for the business world.”