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Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is an international honor society recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of students enrolled in collegiate business and management programs accredited by AACSB International. Invitation for membership is sent out in the Spring.
Only the top 5 percent of business programs worldwide are privileged to host a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, and only the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors and top 20 percent of Master’s candidates are invited to join each year. Beta Gamma Sigma membership signals excellence to colleagues and potential employers, and marks a person as one of the top students at the Lutgert College of Business.
- BGS welcomes students from all business disciplines.
- BGS has recognized business excellence for over 100 years.
- BGS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), which certifies societies with the highest standard of excellence.
- BGS has collegiate and alumni chapters around the globe and members in 160 countries.
- BGS has one of the largest closed LinkedIn groups with over 60,000 members and growing. This resource allows our members to network and discuss current business topics with other top business leaders around the globe.
- BGS' active network of 30 Alumni Chapters (and growing) around the globe offers access to members, programs, networking, speaker events, and more.
- BGS members receive valuable benefits and discounts on test preparation, subscriptions,
car rentals, travel, business wear, and financial services that help grow their assets.
Mission of BGSToggle More Info
To encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society, and to serve its lifelong members.
History of BGSToggle More Info
In the spring of 1907, a group of commerce students at the University of Wisconsin received permission from the faculty to organize a commerce honor society, which they called Beta Gamma Sigma. The purpose of the Society was to encourage and reward scholarship and accomplishment in the field of business studies among commerce students at the University. At about the same time, students at the University of Illinois and the University of California felt the need for such an organization on their campuses and respectively organized Delta Kappa Chi (1910) and The Economics Club (1906). In 1913, having become aware of their coexistence and common purpose, representatives of the three societies met at Madison, Wisconsin, to consummate a merger which made Beta Gamma Sigma into a national organization.
Action was initiated in 1919 to establish Beta Gamma Sigma as the only scholastic honor society recognized by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
This organization, which was renamed AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, includes in its membership collegiate schools of business that meet high standards of eligibility required of accredited member institutions with respect to curricula, teaching staff, teaching loads, library and laboratory facilities. Beta Gamma Sigma amended its constitution in 1921 to restrict the installation of new chapters to collegiate schools of business which are accredited members of AACSB International.
Beta Gamma Sigma is currently the most selective business honor society in the world, with membership granted only to the top 10% of graduating seniors and the top 10% of second-semester juniors in AACSB-accredited business institutions.
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NAME CLASS YEAR Prachi Ashar Graduate 2004 Jennifer Jean Askew Senior 2004 Adam LeRoy Baack Senior 2004 Craig Arthur Bantner Graduate 2004 Timothy Alan Beckett Graduate 2004 Victoria Elizabeth Bohall Senior 2004 Amber Friedman Braatz Graduate 2004 Carol Carpenter Graduate 2004 Cynthia Catherine Cross Graduate 2004 David V. deMoya Graduate 2004 Molly Kate Fagan Senior 2004 Megan Lynn Gaillard Graduate 2004 Brian L. Goguen Graduate 2004 Linda Guerrine Junior 2004 Brandon Jonathan Hausler Junior 2004 Telesphore Rwasibo Indekwe Senior 2004 James F. Lewis Senior 2004 Kenneth W. Medford Senior 2004 Diana Murillo Senior 2004 Virginia Stephens Pena Graduate 2004 Kristen Nicole Prestwood Senior 2004 Megan Diane Radford Senior 2004 Susan Ann Redsicker Senior 2004 Amber Nicole Rutizer Junior 2004 Angela Schivinski Senior 2004 Jesse Clark Shaw Senior 2004 Matthew Shell Graduate 2004 Stephen Brice Souders Senior 2004 Jessica Anne Stonitsch Senior 2004 Nathan M. Touchette Junior 2004 Darlene Marie Tyree Senior 2004 Brenda Jean Vogele Senior 2004 Andrew David Wappes Junior 2004 Petya Yaneva Senior 2004 Kimberly Ann Armenti Junior 2005 William Matthew Brasfield Junior 2005 Lourdes Margarita Castro Senior 2005 Kerry G. Cone Graduate 2005 Darryl Wayne Fales Graduate 2005 Renee Danielle Faried Junior 2005 Tanner Fritz Junior 2005 Crystal Laine Hendrickson Junior 2005 Jeffrey Michael Heverling Graduate 2005 Benjamin L. Koonts Graduate 2005 Krystal Lee Marrero Junior 2005 Mark Anthony Matos Senior 2005 Kamla-Kay McKenzie Junior 2005 David Anthony Meyers Graduate 2005 Mario Musil Senior 2005 Anthony Norman Pla Senior 2005 Catherine Place Graduate 2005 Erin Elizabeth Ryan Senior 2005 Arnold Joseph Sarlo Graduate 2005 Kathleen Della Schott Senior 2005 Matthew Shepard Senior 2005 Tammy Surratt Graduate 2005 Terry-Ann Maleicha Tucker Junior 2005 Michelle Lynn Vastola Senior 2005 David Andrew Walker Senior 2005 Jessica Beauchamp Junior 2006 Anna Nikolaeva Benjamin Graduate 2006 Ronald Berrette Senior 2006 Shane Drake Senior 2006 Michel-Le Gribble Junior 2006 Kailash Gupta Senior 2006 Nicoleta Maria Harvey Senior 2006 Marc-Andre Heinrich Senior 2006 Chad Jeremy Kehrley Graduate 2006 Deborah Anne Kendziorski Graduate 2006 Jeremy Shane Kershaw Senior 2006 Huong Thanh Lam Junior 2006 Megan Marie Littlefield Senior 2006 Jaime Andres Lopez Senior 2006 Joel Francis Lounds Graduate 2006 Lorena Maldonado Junior 2006 Derek Karl Markgren Senior 2006 Francis Joseph Mazur III Graduate 2006 Cory Smith Merrill Senior 2006 Kelly Patrick Junior 2006 Carly R. Pfalz Junior 2006 Leigh Michelle Rupright Senior 2006 Dyam Lorenzo Sanchez Senior 2006 Courtney Nichole Smuder Senior 2006 Rebecca S. Tyrrell Graduate 2006 James Young Graduate 2006 Beau Bauer Senior 2007 Elizabeth Bilton Junior 2007 Sharon Brotherton Junior 2007 Crystal Campbell Junior 2007 Kimberly Delcomyn-Javarinis Senior 2007 Angela Garcia Senior 2007 Eve Hanna Senior 2007 Jared Holes Junior 2007 Roman Horoszewski Graduate 2007 Michael Hoyt Graduate 2007 Lisette Johnston Senior 2007 Trisha Koenig Senior 2007 Jay Kramer Graduate 2007 Ryan Leben Senior 2007 Patrick Moran Junior 2007 Cynthia Nieves Junior 2007 Robert Obando Senior 2007 Jonathan Perrigo Senior 2007 Olesya Sedletskaya Senior 2007 Elliott Sharp Senior 2007 Melissa Shepard Graduate 2007 William Unruh Junior 2007 Matthew Versteeg Junior 2007 Riku Ylipelkonen Graduate 2007 Caroline Allegret Junior 2008 Kayce Austin Senior 2008 Christopher Betts Junior 2008 Emily Brockelsby Senior 2008 Robert Carr Graduate 2008 Lucenda Cherry Senior 2008 Brent Day Senior 2008 Dominique DiDio Senior 2008 Stephen Dwyer Junior 2008 Lauren Esperon Senior 2008 Francis Faulseit Junior 2008 James Janka Senior 2008 Andrew Kam Junior 2008 Allan Lutchman Graduate 2008 Jennifer Meyer Junior 2008 Megan Mikailonis Senior 2008 Kimberly Nemeskal Junior 2008 Candace Newton Graduate 2008 Joanna Pitts Senior 2008 Noa Rawlinson Graduate 2008 Ernest Reid Graduate 2008 Charis Romanach Junior 2008 Aaron Selka Senior 2008 Jonathan Theer Junior 2008 Tiffany Abend Senior 2009 Nathan Campbell Graduate 2009 Maria Castellanos Junior 2009 Stephanie Cook Graduate 2009 Joseph DeMoya Graduate 2009 Lynn Garcia Senior 2009 Jess Hugi Senior 2009 Jessica Johnson Senior 2009 Anthony Mercurio Senior 2009 Bejan Nouri Graduate 2009 Jessica Paulmann Junior 2009 Kara Reynolds Senior 2009 Christina Swayne Senior 2009 Marcelle Taha Senior 2009 Carrie Todd Graduate 2009 Dolores Wells Senior 2009 Christine Wormke Junior 2009 Krista Leigh Adams Senior 2010 William Michael Bumgardner Senior 2010 Edward Carter Graduate 2010 Matthew Joseph Edzkowski Graduate 2010 Holly Michelle Gerber Junior 2010 Alan John Gurgal Graduate 2010 Richard Lee Jackson Senior 2010 Suresh Mark Kissoon Senior 2010 Christopher Lee MacArthur Senior 2010 Sadrina Jaine McNew Senior 2010 Marisa C. Miner Graduate 2010 Julie Keim Pisarri Senior 2010 Catherine Alexandra Rodi Graduate 2010 Barbara A. Rytz Junior 2010 Jordan A. Schwartz Junior 2010 Erick Sebastian Tandazo Davila Junior 2010 Isabela Mills A B Pinto Senior 2011 Megan Nicole Clipse Senior 2011 Sandra DeCourcey Gaw Graduate 2011 William Olivera Junior 2011 Elyse Sheppard Pickett Graduate 2011 Michael L Smilgis Senior 2011 Jeffrey Aaron Graduate 2012 Anita Ash Senior 2012 Allison Bacigalupi Graduate 2012 Bogdan Blach Senior 2012 Jean-Charles Dervieux Graduate 2012 Chetankumar Dihenia Graduate 2012 Brent Ely Junior 2012 Irina Fedina Senior 2012 Stephanie Finck Senior 2012 Sarahf Fitzsimmons Senior 2012 Scott Fraser Senior 2012 Mara Gamble Senior 2012 Jennifer Garcia Junior 2012 Derek Gilbert Senior 2012 Alexander Gleason Senior 2012 Susan Grattan Senior 2012 James Greer Senior 2012 Tatiana Gust Graduate 2012 Ashley Jankowski Senior 2012 Ann Jones Graduate 2012 Britney Lamb Senior 2012 Laura Linchenat Junior 2012 Valarie Luciani Senior 2012 Kelsey Markovich Junior 2012 Rachel McFalls Junior 2012 Tracy Meiners Senior 2012 Ryan Miller Senior 2012 Clayton Moore Senior 2012 Melissa Narzissenfeld Junior 2012 Marina Nassif Senior 2012 Viet Thaison Nguyen Senior 2012 Darina Nikolov Graduate 2012 Chadwick Nykiel Senior 2012 Tessa Ostertag Junior 2012 Eric Pateidl Senior 2012 Jake Proudfoot Senior 2012 Mary Rice Graduate 2012 Mariela Roman Senior 2012 Alexey Sednev Senior 2012 Mayhar Shriati Senior 2012 Joshua Siegel Senior 2012 Paul Sikkenga Graduate 2012 Jilian Simon-Bower Junior 2012 Maria Sloboda Senior 2012 Melanie Thomas Graduate 2012 Deida Valladares Junior 2012 Cole Watkins Senior 2012 Erin Will Junior 2012 Jesse Winslow Senior 2012 Jelena Ahlborn Graduate 2013 Tracy Alexander Senior 2013 Philip Araujo Junior 2013 Adam Barreto Graduate 2013 Maegan Butler Senior 2013 Ashley Carter Graduate 2013 Mary Crandall Junior 2013 Jean-Hubert van der Merwe Graduate 2013 Matthew Downs Junior 2013 Peter Dushku Senior 2013 Ahmed El-Gendy Senior 2013 Jeffrey Fickey Graduate 2013 Andrew Filar Senior 2013 Sara Garces Junior 2013 Daniela Georgieva Senior 2013 Bianca Godin Junior 2013 Mayra Gomez Senior 2013 Claire Gorman Senior 2013 Benjamin Heavener Junior 2013 Javid James Senior 2013 Chessa Johnson Junior 2013 Michael Knapp Senior 2013 Scott Labay Senior 2013 Pedro Lora Junior 2013 Ashley Martell Junior 2013 Yesenia Mena Senior 2013 William Metcalf Junior 2013 Stephanie Moe Senior 2013 Sergio Nicipurenko Senior 2013 Miriam Pereira Graduate 2013 Allison Richey Junior 2013 Josiah River Junior 2013 Shyim Robinson Senior 2013 Tyler Scheffer Junior 2013 David Simek Senior 2013 Michele Sinito Senior 2013 Todd Stanfield Graduate 2013 Xin Hua Stewart Senior 2013 Robert Thompson Senior 2013 David Tuff Senior 2013 Juan Vasquez Senior 2013 Maximilian Waldinger Senior 2013 Nicole Whelan Senior 2013 Caitlyn Wolfe Senior 2013 Shan Yeung Senior 2013 Johnathan Adams Senior 2014 Lauren Alles Senior 2014 Luisa Bayer Senior 2014 Petra Besenhard Senior 2014 Leisa Bilyeu Senior 2014 Megan Connetta Junior 2014 Kendall Coughlin Junior 2014 Zachary Derrick Senior 2014 Jacob Duckett Senior 2014 Kenneth Esquilin Senior 2014 Ashley Farquhar Senior 2014 Michel Figueredo-Amieva Senior 2014 Kenia Granado-Borges Senior 2014 Sarah Harkness Senior 2014 Emilie Houston Senior 2014 Robert Jamerson Graduate 2014 Matthew Kershaw Junior 2014 James McQuillin Senior 2014 Jennifer Mis Senior 2014 Elizabeth Munoz Graduate 2014 Thomas Patterson Senior 2014 Hadley Randall Graduate 2014 Mickey Riley Senior 2014 Jessica Rodriguez Senior 2014 Jonathan Schechter Graduate 2014 Emma Svensson Junior 2014 Eduardo Tavel Junior 2014 Aleksandr Ulm Senior 2014 Anna Umstead Junior 2014 Chase Walker Senior 2014 Deborah White Senior 2014 Michelle Anderson Senior 2015 Glynn Archer Senior 2015 Ruta Bauzaite Senior 2015 Hope Cadunzi Senior 2015 Ruby Church Junior 2015 Ryan Clowers Graduate 2015 Courtney Corradetti Senior 2015 Kelly Cosgrove Senior 2015 Andrew Cusumano Senior 2015 Earnest Dalton Junior 2015 Christopher Eckman Senior 2015 Sarajane Evans Junior 2015 Susan Farr Senior 2015 Felipe Fiuza Graduate 2015 Gabrielle Guy Junior 2015 Mark Hancock Senior 2015 Chelsey Hanson Senior 2015 Lee Haro Senior 2015 Reese Harvey Junior 2015 Emily Hawkins Senior 2015 Elizabeth Hoffman Senior 2015 Amanda Jones Junior 2015 Kent Kozlowski Senior 2015 Courtney Lynch Senior 2015 Jason Martin Senior 2015 John Maurer Senior 2015 Petya Naydenova Graduate 2015 Ashley Olsen Junior 2015 Mariam Olupitan Junior 2015 Cristen Pugh Graduate 2015 Amy Ridgway Senior 2015 Melissa Rivera Senior 2015 Tatiana Rodriguez Senior 2015 Jessica Rojas Junior 2015 Timothy Russell Senior 2015 Meredith Rust Graduate 2015 Philipp Ruwe Senior 2015 Jonathan Saunders Senior 2015 Nina Schiffer Senior 2015 James Steinmetz Graduate 2015 Christina Trobiano Graduate 2015 Bjorn Ugland Junior 2015 Nicholas Vaccarella Graduate 2015 David Westerman Graduate 2015 Dawn Zasa Junior 2015 Manuela Antonova Graduate 2016 Patrice Marie Averell Junior 2016 Darren A Bainbridge Junior 2016 Nina Marie Barbero Senior 2016 Antoinette Nicole Biffar Graduate 2016 Joshua Booth Graduate 2016 Brook Carey Senior 2016 Jose Enrique Cartagena Junior 2016 Brittany May Chase Graduate 2016 Carolina Contreras Graduate 2016 Rachel Kanesha Coulanges Junior 2016 Brandon Luigi Crescitelli Junior 2016 Timothy M Cummings Junior 2016 Christopher Thomas Decker Senior 2016 Alexandra Danielle Dehen Junior 2016 Eric Michael Delaney Senior 2016 Kenneth J Erickson Senior 2016 Arionna Gunderman Senior 2016 Danielle Marie Herbert Senior 2016 Yazmin Hernandez Senior 2016 Taylor Rose Hess Senior 2016 Robert Wesley Hoffman Senior 2016 Tyler A Ianacone Senior 2016 Kellie Nicole Kenny Junior 2016 Eileen Mary Kocses Senior 2016 Susan Larose Senior 2016 Marissa Rosalia Maravilla Junior 2016 Marcella M Marinheiro Junior 2016 Russell Frazer Maylott Graduate 2016 Joseph William McDaniel Senior 2016 Elizabeth I Means Senior 2016 Sarah Kenya Means Senior 2016 Jamason Stacia Moyer Junior 2016 Karen Elizabeth Muhl Senior 2016 Matthew Christopher Nevarez Senior 2016 Daiyana Noa Senior 2016 Ashley Sarah Parks Junior 2016 Anthony Denis Pool Junior 2016 Aric William Popovich Junior 2016 Hannah Baldwin Reeves Junior 2016 Lina Marcela Rocha Senior 2016 Krystian Kamil Rutz Graduate 2016 Magdalena Jadwiga Rutz Graduate 2016 Amanda Said Junior 2016 Jesse Dale Schein Senior 2016 Abby N Schilling Senior 2016 Abbie Rose Sipos Junior 2016 Thomas George Slusarski Junior 2016 Ella Marie Tabar Senior 2016 Rosalia Tejada Senior 2016 Tawnie Liz Tricomi Junior 2016 Mitchell Alexander Van Hamburg Senior 2016 Jeanielle I Verderese Senior 2016 Vanessa Jean Watt Senior 2016 Brandon Blake Wyngaard Senior 2016 Kristen Alverson Junior 2017 Jerret Bess Senior 2017 Amelia Biehl Faculty 2017 Gaelan Bolger Senior 2017 Bernard Brooks Senior 2017 Trevor Caldwell Graduate 2017 Pedro Carle Senior 2017 Lucas Cimiano Senior 2017 Brianna Collins Senior 2017 Carlos Cortes Senior 2017 Morgan Crawford Junior 2017 Courtney Crowley Junior 2017 Paola De Aza Senior 2017 Cristian De La Hoz Senior 2017 Emily Demurias Junior 2017 Briana Dilworth-Machado Senior 2017 Natalie Dravnel Senior 2017 Samantha Dussault Junior 2017 Linda Edzkowski Graduate 2017 Harry Farrell Junior 2017 Vinicius Fernandes de Oliveira Junior 2017 Catherine Franklin Senior 2017 Alex Gambach Junior 2017 Juan Gaviria Senior 2017 Christina Gedra Senior 2017 Ashley Hall Junior 2017 Monique Hashimoto Senior 2017 William Heely Junior 2017 Gabriel Hernandez-Gripp Senior 2017 Vilmarie Herrera Senior 2017 Jason Hoop Graduate 2017 William Hooper Senior 2017 Mads Axel Johansen Senior 2017 Erica Jones Senior 2017 Caroline Jordan Senior 2017 Lindsay Lee Junior 2017 Cameron Letch Senior 2017 Christine Masillo Senior 2017 Meghan McGuirk Senior 2017 Simon Meyer Senior 2017 Lindsey Morimanno Junior 2017 Mallory Nelson Senior 2017 Vanessa Nieto Senior 2017 Samantha Noonan Senior 2017 Garrette Parsons Senior 2017 David Peterson Graduate 2017 Kristy Peterson Junior 2017 Beverly Pierre Junior 2017 Olivia Rathgeb Senior 2017 Clint Scheubert Senior 2017 Mathew Sheep Faculty 2017 Stephen Shupert Senior 2017 Lindsey Skaf Junior 2017 Ryan Smith Junior 2017 Kelly Steffen Senior 2017 Robert Totterdale Faculty 2017 Taylor Wade Senior 2017 Kari Whittemore Graduate 2017 Brian Wittwer Senior 2017 Emilio Alvarez Senior 2018 Thomas Anderson Junior 2018 Elizabeth Berg Junior 2018 Andrew Bidwell Junior 2018 Janeil Birch Junior 2018 Gabriela Caballero Senior 2018 Anthony Cangelosi Junior 2018 Melissa Carmona Senior 2018 Edwardo Castro Senior 2018 Anushka Chang Graduate 2018 Michael Chin Junior 2018 Ashley Coates Senior 2018 Paul Coka Diaz Senior 2018 Matthew Coward Senior 2018 Brooklyn Crum Junior 2018 Sofia Cuellar Junior 2018 Elizabeth Darling Junior 2018 Zoe Greenwald Junior 2018 Kerry Dempsey Senior 2018 Kayla Douglass Graduate 2018 Austin Dubin Senior 2018 Christina Elmgreen Junior 2018 Malyssa Evans Junior 2018 Cristina Fernandez Junior 2018 Klaudia Fisheku Junior 2018 Kayla Glover Senior 2018 Suanny Gonzalez Senior 2018 Daniel Gorman Junior 2018 Jenna Gorman Senior 2018 Calvin Gratton Senior 2018 Laura Herrera Senior 2018 Austin Howell Graduate 2018 Joseph Koslowske Senior 2018 Joshua Kramer Junior 2018 Caleb Lydick Junior 2018 Michael Lystad Senior 2018 Austin Maddox Junior 2018 Ryan Marhee Junior 2018 Alyssa Martin Senior 2018 Danielle Martinez Senior 2018 Kevin McIltrot Senior 2018 Cassidy Minervini Junior 2018 Chad Moran Senior 2018 Wilbert Pantaleon Junior 2018 Riley Parks Junior 2018 Mateo Pedro Mateo Junior 2018 Victoria Phillips Junior 2018 Ariana Risco Graduate 2018 Toni Rozelle-Rosio Senior 2018 Reagan Scheck Junior 2018 Bridget Schoffman Senior 2018 Joshua Sloan Junior 2018 Aleksandra Stankovska Senior 2018 Kayla Swinford Junior 2018 Stephen Szabo Senior 2018 Marcelo Taborga Junior 2018 Sarana Thompson Senior 2018 Jean Tyrrell Senior 2018 Renan Ueno Senior 2018 Kim Van Rossum Senior 2018 Justin Vazquez Junior 2018 Joshua Walkuski Senior 2018 Kyle Ward Senior 2018 Sebastian Weber Senior 2018 Alla Abato Senior 2019 Anica Adzievska Senior 2019 Max Agronin Junior 2019 Cooper Alligood Senior 2019 Ryan Antos Senior 2019 Spencer Bello Senior 2019 Bianca Benner Senior 2019 Alyssa Blair Junior 2019 Dustin Blaylock Junior 2019 Joshua Brusseau Junior 2019 Natasha Cabernite Senior 2019 Heirika Carreno Junior 2019 Christopher Caruso Senior 2019 Neel Chary Junior 2019 Alina Dreghici Senior 2019 Ryan Foster Senior 2019 Cody Frosh Senior 2019 Cassidy Fry Junior 2019 DeQualon Fudge Junior 2019 Kristina Garrett Senior 2019 Autumn Gates Senior 2019 Cade Green Junior 2019 Erica Hall Senior 2019 Jacob Haller Senior 2019 Cameron Hilbert Senior 2019 Michael Kastler Junior 2019 Anisa Khan Senior 2019 Patrick King Junior 2019 Sean Luc Kingcade Junior 2019 Felix Ludy Junior 2019 Jessica Lynch Junior 2019 Fernanda Martinho Senior 2019 Nicholas Megaloudis Junior 2019 Nina Morice Junior 2019 Matthew Murphy Junior 2019 Madisyn Nusl Junior 2019 Roger Obispo Graduate 2019 Emilie Heggernes Olsen Junior 2019 Vanessa Palacios Senior 2019 Aubrey Palma Junior 2019 Courtney Park Senior 2019 Catherine Parra Senior 2019 Kamden Rand Junior 2019 Hayden Rieves Junior 2019 Shelby Roark Senior 2019 Maria Sboro Senior 2019 Cayla Schreier Junior 2019 Adam Scigliano Senior 2019 Linda Shaw Senior 2019 Liam Spada-O'Neill Senior 2019 Eric Stefanko Senior 2019 Bradley Strahm Senior 2019 Sophia Studer Senior 2019 Michael Tabak Junior 2019 Kristin Trainer Junior 2019 Andrew Tuson Junior 2019 Cameron Van Boekel Junior 2019 Stacy Abikhalil Junior 2020 Leanne Andelfinger Junior 2020 Yang Bao Graduate 2020 Robert Bolling Junior 2020 Alex Brown Junior 2020 Robert Campbell Senior 2020 Dylan Campbell Senior 2020 Juan Chica Senior 2020 Summer Chrzescian Senior 2020 Chad Corriveau Senior 2020 Kaitlyn Cross Senior 2020 Daria Duran Senior 2020 Nicholas Gallant Senior 2020 Preston Groenewold Junior 2020 Derek Irwin Graduate 2020 Marissa Jurasovich Senior 2020 Lindsay Kieran Junior 2020 Emily Kresse Junior 2020 Katherine Lauer Senior 2020 Lisette Lazarus Graduate 2020 Sarah Logan Junior 2020 Taylor Martin Senior 2020 Matthew Martin Senior 2020 Peter Mitchell Junior 2020 Roy Moloney Senior 2020 Jonathan Montanero Senior 2020 Silvia Morales Senior 2020 Jessica Neumann Senior 2020 John ODonnell Senior 2020 Ana Rangel Trujillo Senior 2020 Brandon Raynor Junior 2020 Zoey Reed-Spitzer Junior 2020 Macie Ryan Senior 2020 Jessica Schmidt Junior 2020 Alex Scigliano Senior 2020 Aaron Scullion Senior 2020 Rachel Seifert Junior 2020 Alysa Tabel Junior 2020 James Thorne Senior 2020 Sara Trinci Junior 2020 Cortney VanLiew Senior 2020 Jessica Villafuerte Junior 2020 James Webb Senior 2020 Kayla Whetstone Junior 2020 Robert Wilkinson Graduate 2020 Harrison Wright Junior 2020 Lake Yoke Graduate 2020 Lauren Ahrens Senior 2021 Patricia Basallo Junior 2021 Paula Beltran Barbosa Junior 2021 Kyle Bezner Senior 2021 Hope Bigler Junior 2021 Avery Bowman Senior 2021 Connor Casey Junior 2021 Ignacio Castro Junior 2021 Alexandra Coburn Senior 2021 Christina Coletta Senior 2021 Allison Conley Junior 2021 Kamal Dames Graduate 2021 Kara Earnest Junior 2021 Ariana Erickson Senior 2021 Matthew Evans Junior 2021 Klaudia Fisheku Graduate (2nd recognition) 2021 Kristoffer Fularczyk Junior 2021 Jack Grella Junior 2021 Joseph Haas Senior 2021 Austin Hicks Senior 2021 Sofia Ivanov Junior 2021 Mark Iwinski Senior 2021 Shenika Jarrett Graduate 2021 Savannah Jones Senior 2021 Rachel Kogan Junior 2021 Lauren Lewis Senior 2021 Franchesca Malanga Junior 2021 Matthew Morey Junior 2021 Jennifer Nowicki Graduate 2021 Patricia Padurean Graduate 2021 Schlievens Paul Senior 2021 Kathleen Peles Junior 2021 Gabriel Perez Junior 2021 Alex Philion Graduate 2021 Chrissann Ruehle Faculty 2021 Andrea Santana Junior 2021 Joseph Sarracino Senior 2021 Michele Snyder Junior 2021 Richard Talada Graduate 2021 Natasha Valdes Senior 2021 David Villarroel Senior 2021 Karsen Williams Senior 2021
FGCU Chapter HonoreesToggle More Info
Each year, the LCOB chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma selects a chapter honoree. This person is someone who has achieved distinction in business, and who possesses those qualities that Beta Gamma Sigma fosters. Our chapter honorees have demonstrated exceptional service to the Lutgert College of Business and to its students:
Co-Founder & Executive Vice President
Scotlynn USA Division, Inc.
Ryan Carter earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Kentucky in 2006. In 2010, he became a founding member of Scotlynn USA Division, Inc., headquartered locally in Fort Myers, FL. Scotlynn focuses on providing temperature-controlled truckload transportation with unparalleled customer service.
Ryan currently sits on several boards, including United Way, March of Dimes, Community Cooperative, and The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on FGCU’s Business Management advisory board as well as the Supply Chain Management board. Ryan has received impressive accolades, including 2019’s 40 under 40 in the Business Observer; the 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for the state of Florida; and most recently, the Federal Small Business Administration awarded him Florida's Business Person of the Year as well as overall runner up for the United States.
Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, including his wife Amy and three boys Elijah, Lucas, and Matthew. He also is an avid collector of many types of things, including Kentucky bourbon.
Associate Director Learning and Development and Career Coaching
Amy Scott offers a rich and diverse set of expertise honed over 25 years of F500 corporate experience in marketing, higher education and learning leadership. She shares her signature blend of energy and best practice skill set to help professionals build careers, develop leadership techniques and drive organizational performance. Her portfolio includes extensive C-Suite experience, launching international consumer brands, managing global teams and mentoring student leaders.
As a leader in workforce development at Florida Gulf Coast University, Amy established key partnerships and pipeline strategies with local, regional and international employer partners. She currently serves as the Director of Learning and Development for NeoGenomics Laboratories where she collaborates with leaders, teams and individuals to design and implement a professional development curriculums, talent engagement strategies, coaching/mentoring programs and career development support services.
She holds a double B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. Ed. from Florida Gulf Coast University where she is ABD.
Senior Supply Chain Buyer Planner
Hasan Kajtezovic is a Senior Supply Chain Buyer Planner at Arthrex, Inc. In this position Hasan is responsible for working with 3rd party contract manufacturers in sustaining optimal inventory levels on legacy products; working on new product development projects in the space of Imaging and Resection; leading the Global Supplier Performance systems and Supplier Improvement Programs. As Arthrex continues to grow, so do Hasan’s responsibilities. Hasan has led strategic projects providing him opportunities to work and travel in multiple locations across United States and Europe.
As Hasan was obtaining his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa, he worked for John Deere, an American corporation that manufactures agricultural, construction, and forestry machinery. After graduation, he was admitted into the Supply Management Development Program, where he worked as a Supply Management Specialist, helping to build the iconic large-frame green tractors with yellow wheels that are often seen in commercials. It was during this time, that Hasan learned the foundation of product development and sparked great curiosity to always pursue the concept of continuous improvement in personal and professional aspirations. This was the stepping stone for his next career move that allowed him to leap into the innovative industry of medical device manufacturing. After working at John Deere and finding out that his true passion was supply chain and new product development, he enhanced his career by moving to Southwest Florida in 2010 where he continued to pursue his passion with Arthrex, Inc. Hasan obtained his MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016. Since graduation, Hasan has remained in close contact with the Lutgert College of Business, serving as a guest speaker on various topics ranging from operations management, to preparations for job interviews and career fairs. Together, with his work colleague, Hasan co-founded the Supply Chain Forum of SWFL where he involved the local business community, and the university, to jump-start a new undergraduate degree program with a focus on Supply Chain Management, now scheduled to begin in Fall, 2019. Together, with his wife and his 2-year old son, Hasan lives in Bonita Springs, and calls SWFL home.
Director of Human Resources and Marketing
Bethany Solow is an Experienced Director with Allyn international, and has a demonstrated history of working in global Human Resources and Marketing. Her entrepreneurial approach to work and community projects has exposed her to numerous opportunities to influence global business and learn from corporate and community leaders. Bethany is skilled in Coaching, Corporate Culture, Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits, Recruitment, Team Building, HR Strategy and Policies, Grant Writing, Branding and Content Based Marketing. Bethany has supported the Lutgert College of Business in many ways. She currently serves on the Management Advisory board, and she has developed a robust internship program for Lutgert College of Business students.
Bethany is a native of upstate New York, who grew up in Fort Myers, FL. She is an alumna of Cypress Lake High School/Center for the Arts, Florida State University and the Chi Omega Fraternity. She is passionate about organizations that benefit the health, education and protection of youth and children. Bethany enjoys planning events and surprises, the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva, writing, traveling with her husband Josh, and anything and everything that makes her children, Cora and Everett, smile.
Evolutionary Success, LLC
A native New Englander, since graduating Bowdoin College in 1968, Ron Sidman has spent most of his adult life in the juvenile products industry. Motivated by his interest in parenting and child development, he created the parenting lifestyle brand, The First Years, in 1972 and was Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer until the company was sold in September of 2004, a span of 32 years.
Ron has since served as an adviser to the Juvenile Product Manufacturers’ Association Board of Directors and is now acting as a business consultant to senior managers of member companies through JPMA’s Business Consultant Program. Ron also blogs on a variety of topics relevant to juvenile product executives on the JPMA web site.
He also serves on the Advisory Board of School of Entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University and mentors students in the university’s entrepreneurship training programs. Throughout his career, he’s been a student of the art and science of management and since 2004 has completed consulting assignments inside and outside the juvenile industry through his consulting firm Evolutionary Success, LLC.
Vice President, Information Technology Beverage Business Unit (Retired)
Keurig Green Mountain
Rod Ely has over 35 years of experience in Computer Systems/Applications and Process/Quality Engineering that has enabled him to excel at delivering efficient processes with the "appropriate" application of Information Technology. In his leadership role (20 years) at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters he had the opportunity to build, coach and develop a team of 120 experts in Application software that fueled and supported the company’s extremely profitable explosive growth years. Rod also developed a strong strategic relationship with Oracle and PeopleSoft’s Executive Product Strategy team which delivers industry leading functionality via software releases to customers like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.
Recently, Rod has worked closely with the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. He serves on the advisory board for the Department of Management and for the School of Entrepreneurship. He has assisted the Lutgert College of Business in its strategic planning process and he serves tirelessly as a mentor to our students across the college.
Collegiate Chapter Honor RollToggle More Info
Recognizing The Best Of The Best
The BGS Chapter Honor Roll program awards active collegiate chapters who engage their members and who allow members to take advantage of all BGS has to offer. There are three levels of honors:
- Highest Honors
- High Honors
Earning distinction in any of these three categories is quite an honor for a BGS chapter! Chapters are regularly recognized by BGS Global HQ throughout the year, at a variety of conferences, including the annual AACSB ICAM Conference.
The Lutgert College of Business Chapter of BGS has made the honor roll every year since 2016:
- 2016-17 | High Honors
- 2017-18 | Highest Honors
- 2018-19 | Highest Honors
- 2019-20 | Highest Honors
- 2020-21 | High Honors