Poole College Announces 2019 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

Poole College's 2019 Beta Gamma Sigma inductees who were able to attend the ceremony, gather for photo at the college's front stairs.

Poole College's 2019 Beta Gamma Sigma inductees who were able to attend the ceremony, gather for photo at the college's front stairs.

Sixty-two NC State Poole College of Management undergraduate and graduate students – representing a cross-section of Poole College’s academic programs – were inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) at a ceremony held in the Nelson Hall auditorium Thursday evening, April 11. Jon Carr, Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Poole College, was also inducted.

Annie Rasheva, Raleigh/Durham Alujmni Chapter representative and NC State Jenkins MBA student, was among those welcoming new BGS inductees.
Annie Rasheva, Raleigh/Durham Alujmni Chapter representative and NC State Jenkins MBA student, was among those welcoming new BGS inductees.

The ceremony was followed by a reception in the Nelson Hall Student Commons for the students and guests.s undergraduate and graduate academic programs, including the college’s international and dual degree program students.

“It is a big honor,” said Anna Lawson, a senior in business administration majoring in supply chain management, noting BGS’s lengthy history and global credibility.

Brian Smith, a junior in accounting, said he initially wasn’t sure he wanted to join BGS, but learned about the value of membership from Alissa Dodds, Poole College undergraduate academic and BGS advisor. “I looked into it and saw it does have a lot of value,” he said.

Dodds provided the welcome and presented this year’s BGS candidates at the ceremony. Also participating in the ceremony were Terry Price, student records and academic program coordinator; Annie Rasheva, NC State Jenkins MBA student and representative for the Raleigh/Durham BGS Alumni Chapter; Dr. Steven Allen, Poole College associate dean for graduate programs, and Dr. Paul Williams, Poole College professor of accounting.

As part of the induction ceremony, the students received a blue and gold cord that will be worn over their graduation gown during the commencement ceremony when they graduate.

About Beta Gamma Sigma

BGS, founded in 1913, is the international scholastic honor society for business, with more than 590 collegiate chapters on six continents. Membership is by invitation only to the top students at business schools accredited by AACSB International: juniors and seniors who are in the top 10 percent of their class, top 20 percent for master’s students, and all business doctoral students.

Its mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to cultivate and celebrate leadership and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society and to serve its lifelong members. who live in all 50 states in the U.S. and more than 190 countries. Among its resources are networking and professional development opportunities for its members. The North Carolina State University chapter was on the BGS Honor Roll in 2016-17.  View this video to learn more about Beta Gamma Sigma.

“Scholarships, conferences, events, and many more exclusive benefits are offered to BGS inductees,” Rasheva said in an interview after the event. “BGS members have access to the alumni chapters all over the world. The BGS RDU alumni chapter hosts a wide variety of events such as socials, workshops, speakers, and volunteer events. I find these so valuable because they allow me to meet other like-minded professionals in the area.”

“I first got involved with the BGS alumni chapter in August, 2017. I was inducted earlier that year as an undergraduate at NC State. Through my active involvement, I was recruited to be on the leadership board in February, 2018. I now assist with planning events for the members, maintaining engagement, and spreading awareness about the chapter.”

Poole College’s 2019 Beta Gamma Sigma inductees

  • Marta Alterio, Junior, Business Administration, Human Resources concentration; International Partner Business School-Incoming
  • Jake Amato, Senior, Business Administration, Finance concentration
  • Sveva Arbasi, Junior, Business Administration, Finance concentration; International Partner Business School-Incoming
  • Amir Aserail, Senior, Business Administration, Finance concentration
  • Jared Beshgetoorian, Junior, Business Administration, Operations/Supply Chain Management concentration
  • Alex Breen, Junior, Accounting, Operations/Supply Chain Management
  • Paolo Broglia, Junior, Business Administration, Marketing concentration; International Partner Business School-Incoming,
  • Dylan Brown, Junior, Management
  • Jenna Bryan, Junior, Economics
  • Jon Carr, Ph.D., Jenkins Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship
  • Jose Castillo, MBA- FT
  • Carson Chrismon, Senior, Accounting, Information Systems concentration
  • Luke Clemmons, Junior, Accounting; also Foreign Languages & Literature – Arabic Language & Culture, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Caleb Cronce, MAC
  • Jason Davidson, MBA – Distance
  • Gracie Destefano, Senior, Business Administration, Marketing concentration
  • Tom Driscoll, Junior, Business Administration, Undeclared
  • Sean Duparc, MBA-PT
  • Anna Espenhahn, Junior, Business Administration, Undeclared
  • Trevor Ferree, Junior, Economics
  • Lauren Geikie, Junior, Business Administration, Marketing concentration
  • Rupinder Kaur Harry, Senior, Accounting, Information Systems concentration
  • Ashlyn Howerton, Junior, Business Administration, Undeclared
  • Zachary Hurst, MAC, Accounting
  • Toni Kalusche, Junior, Business Administration; International Partner Business School-I, Finance concentration
  • Jacob Keller, Junior, Accounting
  • Katy Kilbourne, Junior, Business Administration, Marketing concentration
  • Jonathan Koletic, Junior, Business Administration, Undeclared
  • Hanna Lawrence with guests at the Beta Gamma Sigma reception.
    Hanna Lawrence with guests at the Beta Gamma Sigma reception.

    Rachel Lang, Junior, Accounting

  • Hanna Lawrence, Junior, Business Administration; also Foreign Languages & Literature, Arabic Language & Culture
  • Anna Lawson, Senior, Business Administration, Operations/Supply Chain Management concentration
  • Jacob Lester, Senior, Economics; also International Studies, Europe Concentration
  • Grant Lewis, Junior, Accounting
  • Blair Lubben, Junior, Accounting
  • James Ma, Senior, Business Administration, Operations/Supply Chain Management concentration; also Industrial Engineering
  • Andrew McFadyen, Junior, Business Administration, Information Technology concentration
  • David McNeill, MBA – Distance
  • Kate Morris, Senior, Economics; also Statistics
  • William Morrison, MBA
  • Marley Nelson, Junior, Accounting
  • Harrison North, Senior, Business Administration, Operations/Supply Chain Management concentration
  • Danny O’Dirling, Junior, Accounting, Financial Analysis concentration
  • Tamara Oh, MBA – Distance
  • Allie O’Hara, Senior, Economics
  • Photo of four of the International Partnership of Business School students who were inducted into BGS.
    Photo of four of the International Partnership of Business School students who were inducted into BGS.

    Maximilian Prantl, Junior, Business Administration, Finance concentration; International Partner Business School-Incoming,

  • Jamie Richardson, Junior, Business Administration, Finance concentration, International Partner Business School-Outgoing
  • Jacob Rogers, Junior, Business Administration, Finance concentration
  • Rich Ross, MBA Online, Business Administration
  • Amanda Savas, MBA Part-time, Business Administration
  • Steph Schappell, Senior, Business Administration, Finance concentration
  • Kristina Schuster, Junior, Accounting, Information Systems concentration
  • Sanjana Shah, Senior, Business Administration, Operations/Supply Chain Management concentration
  • James Shaw, MBA-RTP Distance Track
  • Bradley Smith, Junior, Business Administration, Finance concentration
  • Brian Smith, Junior, Accounting
  • Sofia Talamona, Senior, Business Administration, Operations/Supply Chain Management concentrationl International Partner Business School-Incoming
  • Caroline Thompson, Junior, Business Administration, Undeclared
  • Jingyan wang, MBA – Distance
  • Spencer Weiss, Junior, Accounting
  • Kevin Williams, MBA – Distance
  • Chen Zhao, MBA – Distance
  • Jan-Soeren Zinke, Junior, Business Administration, Finance concentration; International Partner Business School-Incoming
  • Maria Zubach, International MAC,

2 responses on “Poole College Announces 2019 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

  1. Gery M. DuParc says:

    Many thanks for the well-written article!

    We are thrilled to see such a tremendous and prestigious honor bestowed on these bright, hard-working NC State Poole College of Management undergraduate and graduate students…as well as a professor!

    Please accept our Hearty CONGRATULATIONS to all of the Beta Gamma Sigma inductees. They are undoubtedly, global leaders and teachers of the future!

    BEST WISHES for success in all of your pursuits.
    🍀

    Gery and Nancy DuParc
    San Antonio, Texas
    🇺🇸

    1. Anna Rzewnicki says:

      Thank you for your message and for following Poole College news.

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