Business Society Honors Smyth
Members of Mary Baldwin College’s business honor society have welcomed alumna Mary Beth Smyth ’47 to their ranks. At the Sigma Beta Delta induction ceremony this month, Smyth joined eight students to become members of the organization. Smyth and her late husband, H. Gordon Smyth, have given generously to the college over the years. The Smyth Leadership Lecture series has drawn to campus luminaries such as Benazir Bhutto, Venus Williams, Cokie Roberts, and Geraldine Ferraro. The Smyth Business Program brings regional and national business leaders to campus for public lectures and classroom visits. Most recently, the couple gave $1 million to establish the H. Gordon and Mary Beth Smyth Chair in Business Administration, now held by Assistant Professor of Business Administration Joe Sprangel.