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Business honor society celebrates 25 years at OU

Thursday, April 11, 2013
Business honor society celebrates 25 years at OU

The Oakland University School of Business Administration chapter of the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society celebrates its 25th anniversary this month.

This year also marks Beta Gamma Sigma’s 100th year as an honor society. The organization, founded in 1913, serves business programs accredited by AACSB International -- The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Beta Gamma Sigma, which encourages and honors academic achievements in the study of business and fosters professional excellence among its members, inducted its newest Oakland University members in April. Chosen by faculty, students are invited into the society and recognized for their business acumen. This year, the SBA chapter also honors George Corona MBA '85, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Kelly Services, for his distinctive achievements in business. (Previous chapter honorees are listed below).

To be eligible, students must be in the top 7 percent of the junior, top 10 percent in senior class, top 20 percent of the graduating master's class, or have completed all requirements to receive a doctorate degree.

“Only the best students at AACSB accredited schools of business are invited to join, so it’s an acknowledgment of their hard work and effort,” says Seth Treptow, communications director for Beta Gamma Sigma. “It is also a signal to others, that they are one of the best students at one of the world’s best business schools.”

The 2013 class will be in prestigious company when they are inducted in April. Worldwide membership to the society is comprised of more than 700,000 business professionals residing in all 50 states and 160 countries. More than 1,100 Oakland University School of Business Administration graduates are included among those.

Past Beta Gamma Sigma Honorees

1989

George H. Seifert

1992

Eugene A. Miller

1992

James R. Wilbert

1993

Michael W. Grieves

1996

Thatcher W. Root

1997

C.S. Bud Kulesza

1998

A. Jacqueline Dout

1999

Dale E. Greene

2000

Tommi A. White

2001

Rebecca R. Smith

2002

Stuart D. Doyle

2003

Lynne Ellyn

2004

Mark J. Mendola

2006

Craig Stinson

2007

Joseph R. Angileri

2008

Edward Eickhoff

2009

Robert Dutkiewicz

2010

Donald A. Pietrowski

2011

Robert J. Manilla

2012

Michael G. Bickers

2013

George Corona