Top Students Inducted Into International Honor Society

LSBE congratulates the 45 students who have accepted invitation into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) membership.

LSBE congratulates the 45 students who have accepted invitation into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) membership. BGS, the business school equivalent of the liberal arts Phi Beta Kappa, only invites students who have earned the distinction of "The Best in Class" during the academic career.

The induction ceremony was held Monday, April 29, 2013, and featured guest speaker Tiffany Lauria, Senior Project Manager at Target. Lauria, who gave tips on how to be successful in business and in life, also sits on LSBE's Board of Advisors.

The evening also included the recognition of Management Studies Professor Jon Pierce as BGS Faculty Member of the Year and special recognition for retiring LSBE Dean, Kjell R. Knudsen, a strong BGS supporter. Knudsen's vision and leadership were instrumental in helping get LSBE its AACSB accreditation.

The newly inducted Beta Gamma Sigma students are:

Juniors: Isaac Beckel, Katie Collard, Kayla Cook, Aaron Daugherty, Katlyn Earling, Mark Florey, Leah Gross, Aaron Handorff, Jacquelyn Huseby, Victoria Jacobsen, Daniel Johnson, Lindsey Kiley, Dong Kim, Yang Li, Qing Lin, Erika Lisburg, Luke McManus, Kelli Meierding, Katie Nowicki, Zachary Pochucha, Karisa Richard, Tayler Schoenberg, Meghan Stillwell, Laura Sutliff, Joseph Swanson, Ashley Sylte, Blair Thielen, Mitchell Van Effen, YinLing Zhu

Seniors: Katherine Archer, Joo Bae, Cameron Fitzwater, Justin Grossinger, Jennifer Lindell, Jing Lv, Jacob Marsh, Kayla Sattler, Danielle Stock, Vanessa Thibault, Yueyi Wang, Zichao Wang, Jiaqi Xu

Masters: Jason Baskin, Leona Han, Daniel McKee

Students ranking in the top 10 percent of their junior or senior class and top 20 percent of master's programs at schools accredited by AACSB International are eligible for this invitation to honor society membership. Globally, only 672 business schools are accredited by AACSB.

BGS membership is an international honor, and these outstanding LSBE students have received 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.

BGS was founded as a United States national organization in 1913. Currently, there are more than 700,000 BGS lifetime members in more than 160 countries. Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business and to foster personal and professional excellence.

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