Top LA Tech business students inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma International Society

RUSTON — The Louisiana Tech University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society inducted 38 undergraduate and graduate business students during a special ceremony held in the College of Business.

This prestigious honor society represents the top 10 percent of undergraduates and the top 20 percent of graduate students at institutions accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Only five percent of business schools worldwide meet the rigorous standards of AACSB International accreditation. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student can receive in a program accredited by AACSB International.

“We are pleased to honor these outstanding students with membership in Beta Gamma Sigma,” said Dr. Chris Martin, dean of the College of Business, who serves as president of Louisiana Tech’s chapter. “This is a badge of high achievement and proof of aptitude, perseverance, and talent. Our inductees now join a global society of leaders in the field of business.”

The 2019 inductees are:

  • Sarah Blanton, junior accounting major from West Monroe
  • Kirby Cooley, junior sustainable supply chain management major from Deridder
  • Lindsey Corie, junior accounting major from Ruston
  • Colin Craig, junior computer information systems major from Pride
  • Christopher Crawford, junior sustainable supply chain management major from Grayson
  • Robert Daniel, junior management major from Benton
  • John Delrie, senior accounting major from Dry Prong
  • Ferron Dollar, junior accounting major from West Monroe
  • Fox Faircloth, senior management major from Alvin, Texas
  • Lindsay French, junior management major from Louisville, Texas
  • Jacob Gill, junior marketing major from Shreveport
  • Patrick Grant, junior computer information systems major from Bossier City
  •  Emily Hammons, junior management major from Little Rock, Ark.
  • Suanne Hammons, junior accounting major from Choudrant
  • Grace Harris, junior marketing major from DeBerry, Texas
  • Levi Holder, junior economics major from Bossier City
  • Jared Johnson, senior economics major from Benton
  • Laura Kern, junior accounting major from New Orleans
  •  Rupert Lange, junior marketing major from West Monroe
  • Victoria Laughlin, junior accounting major from Longview, Texas
  • Gerald Longmire, senior management major from Shreveport
  • Alexandria Lybrand, junior marketing major from Hot Springs, Ark.
  • Madison Montgomery, senior finance major from Keithville
  •  Jose Moreno, junior accounting major from San Antonio, Texas
  • Shon Morton, master of business administration student from Frisco, Texas
  • Kellie Mounger, junior marketing major from Lakeland
  • Ddon Nguyen, junior economics major from Ruston
  • Kelly Oneal, junior marketing major from Choudrant
  • Traci Pardue, senior management major from Shreveport
  • Rachel Pharr, senior finance major from Shreveport
  • Marlie Poche, senior marketing major from Convent
  • Halea Shaw, senior accounting major from Dubberly
  • Parker Sikes, senior computer information systems major from Bossier City
  • Daniel Spencer, junior management major from Slidell
  • Slade Stockton, junior sustainable supply chain management major from Baton Rouge
  • Jacob Tadlock, junior accounting major from Haughton
  • Catherine Willis, junior accounting major from Minden
  • Jiamin Yu, senior business administration major from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

During the ceremony, Dr. Bill McCumber, JPJ Investments Endowed Professor of Finance, was honored as Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year. Dr. McCumber shared advice with inductees, urging them to give themselves permission to explore and try the terrifying.

Beta Gamma Sigma is The International Business Honor Society. Since 1913, they have recognized and honored top performing students from around the world in business schools accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Through dedication to providing lifetime value for members, Beta Gamma Sigma works to bring programs, connections, benefits, and opportunities to every individual in the organization.

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