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Students Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma inductees

EKU's School of Business and the College of Business and Technology are pleased to announce the induction of business students into the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. The new members were honored at a formal induction ceremony on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in the Executive Conference Room of the Business and Technology Center on the EKU campus.

Business seniors, representing the top 10 percent of their graduating class, master's students representing the top 20 percent of their graduating class and juniors representing the top 7 percent of their class were invited into membership in formal tapping ceremonies.

Photo caption: left to right are Timothy Whitehouse, John Wallingford, Alexander Martin, Marsha Hardesty, Ben Dantic, Emily York, Connor Hill (not pictured are Xilan Ji, Chase Culp, Crystal Meadors).

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Fall 2016 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

  • Chace Culp (JR - Accounting), Maysville, Ky.
  • Benjamin Dantic (JR - Accounting), Richmond, Ky.
  • Marsha JoAnn Hardesty (SR - Marketing), Brandenburg, Ky.
  • Connor J. Hill (JR - General Business), Louisville, Ky.
  • Xilan Ji (JR - Accounting), Chengdu, Sichuan, China
  • Alexander Anthony Martin (SR - Computer Information Systems), Waco, Ky.
  • Crystal A. Meadors (JR - Accounting), Florence, Ky.
  • John N. Wallingford (JR - Marketing), Maysville, Ky.
  • Timothy Michael Whitehouse (JR - Accounting), Elizabethtown, Ky.
  • Emily Breanna York (SR - Accounting), Williamsburg, Ky.

School of Business Beta Gamma Sigma Officers

PRESIDENT - Dr. Thomas Erekson, Dean - College of Business and Technology

Active Beta Gamma Sigma Faculty Members

  • Dr. Faridah Awang
  • Dr. Philip Boutin
  • Dr. Lana Carnes
  • Dr. Oliver Feltus
  • Dr. Ed Fenton
  • Dr. Michael Fore
  • Dr. Karen Hood-Hopkins
  • Dr. Trish Isaacs
  • Dr. Beth Polin
  • Dr. Mike Roberson
  • Dr. Marcel Robles
  • Dr. Judy Spain
  • Dr. Janna P. Vice
  • Dr. Qian Xiao
  • Dr. Zhe Zhang
  • Dr. Weiling Zhuang

Beta Gamma Sigma logo

Founded as a national organization in 1913, the first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California.

Today, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society that provides the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or master's program at a school accredited by AACSB International. With the global expansion of accreditation by AACSB International, membership is no longer limited to those who have studied in the U.S. or Canada.

The mission and objectives of Beta Gamma Sigma are to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and personal and professional excellence in the practice of business; to foster an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of honor and integrity; to encourage the pursuit of wisdom and earnestness; to support the advancement of business through and to encourage lifelong learning; and to enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for student and alumni members in their professional lives.

Currently more than 500,000 individuals have accepted membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. They occupy key management and leadership positions in a variety of industries around the world. For more information on the honor society of Beta Gamma Sigma, visit

Published on December 06, 2016

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