Behrend students inducted into business honor society

The logo for the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society

The Beta Gamma Sigma honor society recognizes the top students in AACSB-accredited business schools.

Credit: Beta Gamma Sigma

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Behrend’s Black School of Business inducted 30 students into the Beta Gamma Sigma international business honor society on April 17. The students are enrolled in the college’s residential programs and in Penn State World Campus majors that are offered by the Black School.

Beta Gamma Sigma has recognized scholastic excellence in the world’s top business schools since 1913, and only those schools accredited by AACSB International — the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — are eligible to host collegiate chapters. The Black School of Business is the only school in the Erie region to hold the AACSB designation.

To be considered for membership, students must rank in the top 10% of bachelor’s degree programs or the top 20% of graduate programs.

“Being inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma represents a high achievement for students,” said Greg Filbeck, director of the Black School of Business. “Beta Gamma Sigma is available at less than 5% of business schools worldwide. Additionally, students must distinguish themselves among their peers in terms of academic achievement.

“We are proud of our new inductees,” he said.

The inductees from Behrend join an expanding network of more than 830,000 business professionals worldwide.

Paul Wojcik, senior investment adviser with PNC Wealth Management in Erie, was this year’s honorary Beta Gamma Sigma inductee and the keynote speaker at the event, which was held virtually using an online video conferencing application.

This year’s inductees include:

  • Meadow Adams, Arlington, Washington
  • Janelle Agnew, Conneautville
  • William C. Arent, Boston, Virginia
  • Jason M Bentley, Waterford
  • Jane A. Brenc, Springboro
  • Anna Leigh Buck, Danville
  • Margaret E. Burns, Lakewood, New York
  • Christopher James Butler, Jamestown, New York
  • Chelsea Czerwinksi, Erie
  • Katherine D. C. Erb, Oak Harbor, Washington
  • Kristoffer A. Featheringham, Strone Ridge, Virginia
  • Sarah N. Garnica-Saldana, Erie
  • James Goodsel, Erie
  • Richard Grendys, Export
  • Tyler Michael Hall, Greensburg
  • Michael Harmon, Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Michaela Hodinko, Erie
  • Melody Yu Jin, Dunmore
  • Nicole Kittelberger, Pittsburgh
  • Benjamin John Kozminski, Greenville
  • William Hezekiah Kuhns, Pittsburgh
  • Leanne Lazenby, Erie
  • J. Michael Lindner, Erie
  • Kelly Alexis Mitchell, Erie
  • James Norwood, Chicago, Illinois
  • Brandon Michael Riazzi, Waterford
  • Jason Turkovich, Erie
  • Lucas Vasiladiotis, Bulger
  • Dainora Visockaite, Irvine, California
  • Scott William Waite, Erie

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