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Western New England University Inducts Business Students into Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society

Published: April 28, 2023 | Categories: Business, All News
Beta Gamma Sigma logo over photo of campus

Dr. Sharianne Walker, Dean of the College of Business, announced that the Western New England University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the honor society of AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide, inducted 35 students into this prestigious organization. The 20th annual induction ceremony was held on April 27 in University Commons on the University campus.

Eligible sophomores, juniors, and seniors comprise the top 10% of their respective classes and eligible graduate students are among the top 20% of their respective graduate programs. Beta Gamma Sigma represents "the best in business" and members reside in all 50 states and in more than 190 countries.

"We are so proud of this year's inductee class," said College of Business Dean Sharianne Walker. "Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is reserved for only the best of the best business students and scholars around the world. This evening's induction represents such a unique and impressive distinction for our college and our students."

The University chapter began inducting students in the spring 2005, and will now total over 500 members. Beta Gamma Sigma lifetime membership is an international honor, inviting students who have achieved ranking at the top of their class at schools accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.

The following students were inducted:
Alexa Adams
Tyler Allen
Garrett Barnachez
Charles Bemis
Cameron Cole
Zachary Conboy
Leah Cunha
Seraya Dauksewich
Leah DiFrancesca
Mackenzie Douglas
John Falco
Gianna Fiore
John Frangie
Michael Gauthier
Audrey Gladu
Dillon Kohl
Matthew Lajoie
Brianna Lanci
Emma Laughlin
Knut Lundstrom Svahnqvist
Kyle Lyons
Thomas Martin
Anthony Meccia
Joseph Michalic
Emma Novajasky
Danielle Orr
Logan Palmer
Stephen Papsedero
Noah Perault
Jacqueline Ricard
Nicholas Ricard
Reese Swanson
Anette Tavara
Vy Tran
Kyleigh Wheaton