Fifty-three students in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration have been inducted into the YSU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the world’s premier business honor society.
Students were inducted at a ceremony on campus. Beta Gamma Sigma is reserved exclusively for students attending business schools accredited by AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. While nearly 350,000 students receive bachelors or master’s degrees in business each year, only about 25,000 are inducted into a lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. To be eligible, students must rank in the top 10 percent of the sophomore, junior or senior classes or the top 20 percent of the master’s program.
The Williamson College of Business Administration now has inducted 647 students.
Students installed include: Amanda Cutlip and Melissa Richards of Austintown; Bradley Dofka, Matthew Macek, Nicole Pavlansky, Kristen Redarsky, and Christopher Shannon of Boardman; Sarah Nagel of Burghill, David Wilaj Jr. of Campbell; Michael Bleggi, Alexander Bogar, Kayla Cerimele, Lukas George, Jared Hofsess, Jonathan Hutnyan, Conner Kesner, Ken Kilpatrick, Angela Murphy, Brandon Rivello, Kelsey Santangelo, and Leah Vitek of Canfield; Robert Grahovac of Columbiana; Erin Kelligher and Lyndi Schrecengost of Cortland; Adam Robb of East Palestine; Erin Kaiser and Matthew Ragozine of Girard; Emily Linamen of Hermitage, PA; Thomas Wick of Hubbard; Aislynn Merling of Lancaster, PA; Ali Gatrell of Lisbon; Bryan Schiraldi of Lowellville; Tori Schuller of McDonald; Paige Rassega of Mineral Ridge; Jena Bushong of Mount Blanchard; Ann Phillips of New Springfield; Danielle Williamson of North Jackson; Alyson Ryan of Novi, MI; Samantha Anderson, Alyssa Clark, and Leah Finnerty of Poland; Leeda Croasmun and Nathan Moore of Struthers; Travis Dunlap and Brad-Michael Sampson of Warren; Katina Landgraff of Washington, PA; Matthew Azam, Daniel Belinky, Jason Fazzone, Mei Liu, Scott McMurray, Randy Pavlicko, and Briana Scott of Youngstown.
YSU BGS also elected a slate of officers: President Anthony Alfano, Vice President of Programming Caroline Standohar, Vice President of Membership/PR Jerald Dugan, Vice President of Alumni Relations Sophia Martini and Vice President of Finance Brad Smith
WCBA Dean Betty Jo Licata, who for many years was a member of the BGS Board of Governors, is now chair of the board.
YSU Beta Gamma Sigma has been recognized as a Premier Chapter for its superior level of membership acceptance. With Premier Chapter status, YSU BGS awarded a $1,000 Beta Gamma Sigma scholarship to Thomas Lyden of Boardman for the 2014-2015 academic year. Dr. William Vendemia of Youngstown is the chapter advisor and Dr. Tony Kos of Transfer, Pa., is co-advisor.