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WIU Students Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma

May 20, 2008


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MACOMB, IL -- Thirty-four Western Illinois University students and one faculty member were recently inducted into AACSB International Business Honorary Society Beta Gamma Sigma.

The mission of the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the student of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society and to serve its lifelong members. BGS was founded as a national organization in 1913. To become eligible for master's level membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them in the upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class. Fewer than 8,000 graduate students worldwide are inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma each year. Undergraduates being considered must be in the upper 10 percent of the junior or senior class.

Accountancy Associatate Professor Gregg Woodruff is this year's faculty inductee

2008 Beta Gamma Sigma inductees, listed by county and hometown, include:

ADAMS
Mendon (62351) -- Christina Mealiff, senior, accountancy
Quincy (62301) -- Kayla Sharpe, junior, accountancy; Kristin Terwelp, junior, finance; Aaron Weiman, junior, accountancy

BROWN
Mt Sterling (62353) -- Rachel Kallenbach, senior, accountancy

CARROLL
Mount Carroll (61053) -- Marty Lamb, junior, management

COOK
La Grange (60525) -- Johnathan Kuhn, junior, management

DUPAGE
West Chicago (60185) -- Tracy Macias, senior, marketing

FULTON
Ipava (61441) -- Devin Buswell, junior, accountancy
London Mills (61544) -- Kayla Duley, senior, marketing

HANCOCK
Carthage (62321) -- Brooke Gronewold, junior, PBC accountancy
Hamilton (62341) -- Tyler Hempen, graduate student, business administration

JEFFERSON
Woodlawn (62898) -- Timothy Dillman, senior, management

JERSEY
Jerseyville (62052) -- Jacqueline Perdun, senior, marketing

KNOX
Altona (61414) -- Patricia Lake, junior, accountancy

MCDONOUGH
Industry (61440) -- Tyler Sayers, graduate student, business administration
Macomb (61455) -- David Lueck, graduate student, business administration; Jonathan Myers, senior, accountancy; Jeffrey Nemeth, graduate student, business administration; Julie Philip, graduate student, business administration; Ai Ping Sia, graduate student, business administration

MCLEAN
Bloomington (61704) -- Eric Trower, junior, accountancy

ROCK ISLAND
Coal Valley (61240) -- Douglas Reiling, senior, accountancy
Moline (61265) -- Donny Anderson, senior, information systems; Brian Harness, senior, finance

WILL
Peotone (60468) -- Marybeth Wilson, senior, finance

OUT OF STATE

IOWA
Argyle (52619) -- Cody Keefe, junior, marketing
Burlington (52601) -- Jana Luttenegger, senior, economics; Megan Shockley, senior, supply chain management
Davenport (52807) -- Justin Lockett, senior, management
Ft. Madison (52627) -- Kamryn Bitting, senior, accountancy

MISSOURI
Canton (63435) -- Terra Moon, graduate student, business administration

WISCONSIN
Baileys Harbor (54202) -- Shane Kwaterski, junior, marketing

INTERNATIONAL

FINLAND
Netherlands -- Walter van Andel, graduate student, business administration


Posted By: Darcie Shinberger (DR-Shinberger@wiu.edu)
Office of University Relations