College Honor Societies Recognize Academic Excellence

Being selected to an academic honor society is a hard-earned distinction. We congratulate the following students for attaining induction in these prestigious organizations.

Beta Gamma Sigma (main photo, inductees and faculty): International business society. BGS membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.  Students must be in the top 10% of undergraduate students, top 20% of graduate students, or a doctoral candidate who has successfully defended their dissertation.

Student inductees juniors: Payton Addink, Nicholas Bakeberg, Ethan Dale, Carter Hujanen, Anh Vu

Student inductees seniors: Samuel Benson Devine, Taylor Calaguire, Mallory Dittel, Eli Drexler, Melissa Fitzmaurice, Damien Grotte, Patrick Hovey, Adam Kannas, Noah Lewis, Jonathon Loecken, Corrina Marolt, Jack Middleton, Natalie Ostrand, Anthony Santosuosso, Annabel Stahlback, Alexander Uphoff

Student inductees MBA: Lisa Munis, Jill Stanislawski

Also inducted were faculty members Marat Bakpayev, assistant professor of marketing; Sophia Long, assistant professor of accounting; and Yufei Ren, assistant professor of economics.

ODE inductees and Economics faculty
ODE inductees and Economics faculty

Omicron Delta Epsilon: The international honor society for economics is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. Attaining membership in ODE is a significant academic achievement, as members are recognized for scholastic success within the economics discipline.  Economics majors must attain a 3.0 or better in economics courses and an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Currently, Omicron Delta Epsilon has 717 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, Kazakhstan, and United Arab Emirates.

Student inductees: Damien Grotte, Erin Hopkins, Aaron Kuhn, Kenny Nadeau, Luke Persons 

UPD inductees and Health Care Management faculty
UPD inductees and Health Care Management faculty

Upsilon Phi Delta: National academic honor society for students in healthcare administration.  Health Care Management majors must earn a GPA of 3.25 or higher in 18 or more credit hours of course work after officially declaring a healthcare administration major. The mission of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to recognize, reward, and encourage academic excellence in the study of healthcare management and policy.  UPD is a part of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Student inductees: Emily Benham, Holly Brenno, Cole Danculovich, Liam Dublin, Seth Grob, Mikayla Kibbe, Ari Krautkremer, Logan Muller, Paityn Orning, Owen Ricker, Brianna Styles, Megan Ulrich


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