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Beta Gamma Sigma Inducts Top Business Students

The WKU chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society in business inducted 56 students, faculty, and business professionals during its annual ceremony on April 16.

These inductees join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) are eligible for this invitation.

Chapter Honoree is Ms. Valerie C. Brown, retired President and CEO of ServiceOne Credit Union in Bowling Green.

Faculty Initiate is Dr. Evelyn Thrasher of the Department of Computer Information Systems.

“As an applied college of business, we are particularly proud of outstanding academic excellence signified by Beta Gamma Sigma membership as our students prepare for leadership positions in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations,” said Dr. Jeffrey Katz, Dean of the Gordon Ford College of Business and Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter President.  “The high level of student engagement with Beta Gamma Sigma has earned our college the enviable recognition as a Premier chapter.”


The following students were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma:

Graduate Initiates

Gary Bohannon, an MBA student from Elizabethtown, KY

Emily Burns, an MBA student from Bowling Green, KY

Megan Cardwell, an MBA student from Alvaton, KY

Caden Dickerson, an MBA student from Argyle, TX

Bradley Ferstl, an MBA student from Alvaton, KY

Nicholas Gallicchio, an MBA student from Monmouth, NJ

Braden Grant, a Master of Accountancy student from Carbondale, IL

Chasity Henning, a Master of Accountancy student from Hardinsburg, KY

Phuong Ho, an MBA student from Vietnam

Andrew Hutchinson, an MBA student from Owensboro, KY

Scott Hutchinson, an MBA student from Glasgow, KY

Garrett McAlister, an MBA student from Nicholasville, KY

Hilary Mishler, a Master of Accountancy student from Crawfordsville, IN

Todd Petzold, an MBA student from Owensboro, KY

Ashlee Riddle, an MBA student from Nashville, TN

Mallorie Sulaski, an MBA student from Lakewood, CO

Teresa Taylor, an MBA student from Owensboro, KY

Skylar Wall, an MBA student from Goodlettsville, TN

Amanda Wilson Smith, an MBA student from Bowling Green, KY


Senior Initiates

Seth Ashby, an Accounting major from Hanson, KY

Victoria Conyers, a Management major from Mt. Sterling, KY

Jordon Hagan, an Accounting and Economics double major from Tompkinsville, KY

Danuta Hatcher, a Management major from Szczecin, Poland

Paige Higgs, a Human Resources Management major from Henderson, KY

Jeremy Howard, an Accounting major from Whitesville, KY

Shane Larkin, a Marketing major from St. Charles, IL

Madison LeRoy, a Management major from Bowling Green, KY

Evan Mack, an Economics major from Louisville, KY

Sarah McAllister,a Management major from Louisville, KY

Caroline McDowell, an Accounting major from Lawrenceburg, KY

Justin Mitchell, a Business Informatics major from Owensboro, KY

Jasmine Morgan, a Marketing major from Nashville, TN

Fiona Mowbray, an International Business and Musical Theatre double major from

   Lexington, KY

Pooja Patel, an International Business major from India

Bennett Peck, a Finance and Economics double major from Hopkinsville, KY

Patrick Portman, a Financial Management major from Cox’s Creek, KY

Zachary Ritchey, a Finance major from Marietta, GA

Thomas Seibold, a Finance major from Coppell, TX

Taylor Shultz, an Accounting major from Springfield, TN

Hunter Willis, a Finance major from Alvaton, KY


Junior Initiates

Dustin Hayes, a Finance major from Leitchfield, KY

Garrett Kittinger, a Business Administration major from Calhoun, KY

Jenna Lehkamp, an Accounting major from Taylor Mill, KY

Taylor Linville, an Accounting major from Lexington, KY

Tyler McCulloch, an Accounting major from Clay, KY

Anh Nguyen, a Finance major from Vietnam

Lewis Rogers, an Accounting major from Franklin, TN

Joseph Starks, an Economics and Political Science double major from Lexington, KY

Corey Travis, a Management major from Leitchfield, KY

Zachary VanZant, a Finance major from Crestwood, KY

Ainsley Wagoner, a Marketing major from Princeton, KY

Sidney Wahle, an Entrepreneurship major from Louisville, KY

Hayley Wilkins, an International Business major from Franklin, TN

Caitlin Wilson, an Accounting major from Brownsville, KY


Beta Gamma Sigma was founded at the University of Wisconsin in 1913 as the first national honor society in business. WKU’s chapter was established in 1983.

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