A total of 38 NDSU College of Business undergraduate and graduate students can count themselves among the very best. They were accepted into the NDSU Beta Gamma Sigma chapter during the chapter's 12th annual induction ceremony April 25 in Barry Hall.
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society for business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business. It is considered the highest recognition a business student can receive at a school accredited by the association.
One faculty member and one chapter honoree also were inducted.
To earn selection, the top 10 percent of the junior class and top 10 percent of the senior class are selected, based on cumulative grade-point average. The top 20 percent of graduate students also are inducted.
According to chapter adviser Kay Hopkins, fewer than 5 percent of business programs in the world are accredited, and only the best students are selected for membership. "I hope students and their families realize that it's a very high honor to be a part of Beta Gamma Sigma," she said. "The organization itself is more than 100 years old and it's an international honor society, meaning its members have the ability to connect with fellow members all over the world."
The chapter honoree was Jim Roers, founder, president and CEO of Roers Construction, Roers Development, Roers Property Management and Keller Williams Roers Reality.
In addition, the chapter also provided a scholarship for one newly inducted member. The recipient was Jasper Asplin, an accounting major from Dassel, Minnesota.
The 2014 inductees include:
Ashley Abraham Ke Ma
Brogan Burwick Blake Morrow
Brad Cantwell David Mueller
John Hagen Jennifer Regimbal
Timothy Hanson Kyle Roberts
Matthew Hartman Katelyn Schell
Eric Jablonsky Kimberly Sisk
Jennifer Jacobson Alexander Smith
Jasper Asplin Andrew Richards
Yuexin Chen Heidi Sayler
Melissa Corniea Shea Steidl-Kent
Brittany Diederich Zachary Thelen
Cassandra Hatzenbuhler Chontay Mastel
Jennifer Thorson Chantel Meech
Master of Accountancy
Master of Business Administration
Brandon Baumgartner Murat Cadirci
Jason Gibb Srinivasa Murthy Giridhar
Heather Goulet Blair Kiland
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.