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Beta Gamma Sigma

2016 Beta Gamma Sigma

BGS at the Gordon Ford College of Business

Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

The GFCB chapter of BGS celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2013. In the 30 years since inception, this chapter has inducted more than 1,000 students, faculty and business leaders into this international organization.

BGS The Best in Business


 

Scenes from the 2016 Induction Banquet

Beta Gamma Sigma faculty initiate: Dr. Ling Lo

Beta Gamma Sigma faculty initiate: Dr. Ling Lo

Honoree John Riley has been selected for honorary membership of Beta Gamma Sigma

Honoree John Riley has been selected for honorary membership of Beta Gamma Sigma

Dr. Nace Magner receives the Outstanding Faculty Award

Dr. Nace Magner receives the Outstanding Faculty Award

 


 

2016 Scholarship winner: Elijah Essa

 

2016 Scholarship winner: Elijah Essa

 

2016 Global Leadership Summit Leaders:

Brianna Anderson (pictured) and Jennifer Paul

2016 Global Leadership Summit Leader: Brianna Anderson

 

2015-2016 student officers: Jessica Canada, Zane Ramey, and Sarah Basham


 

Chapter President:

Dr. Jeffrey Katz, Dean

Chapter Advisors:

Dr. Dawn Bolton
Dr. Evelyn Thrasher

WKU's Top Business Students Inducted in International Honor Society

WKU's Top Business Students Inducted in International Honor Society
Date: Monday, April 13th, 2016

The WKU chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society in business inducted 57 students, faculty, and business professionals during its annual ceremony on April 13.

These inductees join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) are eligible for this invitation.

Chapter Honoree is Mr. John Ridley, Managing Director of Wells Fargo Advisors of Bowling Green.

Faculty Initiate is Dr. Ling Lo, Associate Professor of Finance.

“As an applied college of business, we are particularly proud of outstanding academic excellence signified by Beta Gamma Sigma membership as our students prepare for leadership positions in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations,” said Dr. Jeffrey Katz, Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business and Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter President.  “The high level of student engagement with Beta Gamma Sigma has earned our college the enviable recognition as a Premier chapter.”

The following students were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma:

 

Graduate Initiates

Graduate Initiates of Beta Gamma Sigma

Meagan Baker, MBA student from Owensboro

Craig Beard, MBA student from Bowling Green

Taylor Bennett, Master of Accountancy student from Scottsville, KY

John Deaton, MBA student from Bowling Green

Brian Engle, MBA student from New Albany, IN

John Fox, MBA student from Bowling Green, KY

Conor Griffiths, MBA student from Lancashire, England

Joanna Hernsberger, Professional MBA student from Bowling Green

Richard House, MBA student from Owensboro, KY

Wei Huang, MBA student from Jiang Su Province, China

Joseph Janes, Professional MBA student from Owensboro, KY

Steven King, MBA student from Bloomfield, KY

Jenna Warrenfeltz Lamblin, Professional MBA student from Hagerstown, MD

Jenna Lehkamp, Master of Accountancy student from Taylor Mill, KY

Tyler McCulloch, Master of Accountancy student from Clay, KY

Ryan Pigford, MBA student from Owensboro, KY

Alexsejs Rostov, MBA student from Riga, Latvia

Brad Wilson, MBA student from Nashville, TN

Caitlin Wilson, Master of Accountancy student from Brownsville, KY

 

Senior Initiates

Senior Initiates of Beta Gamma Sigma

Sarah Alford, Accounting major from Bowling Green

Brianna Anderson, Marketing major from Fairfax, VA

Erin Bardin, Business Economics major from Bowling Green

Katelyn Calhoun, International Business and Business Economics double major from Magnolia, KY

Kristin Compton, Accounting and Finance double major from Knob Lick, KY

William Conley, Finance major from Bowling Green

Grace Gilliland, International Business major from Dickson, TN

Hajrija Guster, Accounting major from Bowling Green

Dalton Harshbarger, International Business major from Burlington, KY

Lindsay Lamberg, Marketing major from Murray, KY

Jennifer Paul, Management major from Bowling Green

Emily Peck, Management major from Russell Springs, KY

Jordan Pruden, Finance major from Bowling Green

Spencer Renfro, Business Economics major from Bowling Green

Grant Rohleder, Accounting and Chinese double major from Louisville

Jessica Sievert, Accounting major from Louisville

Douglas Stratton, Finance major from Bowling Green

Jeffrey Williams, Accounting major from Williamson, TN

Skyler Wilson, Marketing major from Louisville

Ying Xu, Accounting major from Zhejiang Province, China

 

Junior Initiates

Junior Initiates of Beta Gamma Sigma

Eva Alexander, Business Management major from Irvington, KY

Hayley Armstrong, Marketing major from Owensboro, KY

Caleb Brand, Management major from Owensboro, KY

Dustin Cartas, Finance major from Russellville, KY

Nathan Cherry, Entrepreneurship major from Alvaton, KY

Mariah Derringer, Finance major from Owenton, KY

Kinsley Driver, Accounting major from White Plains, KY

Elijah Essa, Finance major from Louisville

Megan Hamberg, Marketing and Economics double major from Wilder, KY

Phuong Le, Finance major from Hai Phong, Vietnam

Elvis Meskovic, Accounting major from Bowling Green

Hai Nguyen, Accounting major from Lam Thao, Phu Tho, Vietnam

Brian Oulay, Finance major from Bowling Green

Matthew Pate, Accounting major from Alvaton, KY

Jessica Rector, Accounting major from Bowling Green

Kirsti Madison Saalwaechter, Accounting major from Philpot, KY

Jessica Sievert, Accounting major from Louisville

Kayla White, Marketing major from Sunfish, KY

 

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded at the University of Wisconsin in 1913 as the first national honor society in business. WKU’s chapter was established in 1983.

Beta Gamma Sigma

 

 

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