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2014 Inductees

CBA's Best and Brightest

On April 4, 2014, at a banquet and induction ceremony for the Kappa of Ohio Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the CBA honored fifty-nine of the College’s best and brightest students and three outstanding faculty members (listed below). The 20 juniors, 23 seniors and 16 master’s students represent the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes and the top 20 percent of the master’s class, based on academic ranking. Dr. Frederik Beuk, assistant professor of marketing, Dr. Debmalya Mukherjee, associate professor of management, and Dr. James Thomson, department chair and professor of finance were also inducted based on their outstanding academic accomplishments and their contributions to the College.

The chapter also recognized CBA alum, Martin Hauser, CEO of SummaCare, Inc., guest speaker at the event, for possessing the qualities fostered by Beta Gamma Sigma and for furthering the ideals of the Society through outstanding business and managerial leadership. He was named a Chapter Honoree and awarded honorary membership in the Society.

Outstanding Students

Among the CBA’s best students, three students in each rank were recognized for exceptional accomplishments. They were selected for achieving academic excellence while making significant contributions to the college or university; and/or maintaining significant involvement in extracurricular or community activities; and/or overcoming a special circumstance or hardship. For 2013-14, the Outstanding Students are:

Outstanding Junior - Claire Lucas
Outstanding Senior - Karena Vana
Outstanding Master’s Student - Andrew Raynor


2014 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

Juniors

Richard Angeletti
Keith Armstrong
Kaitlyn Becka
Jessie Bose
David Claar
Taylor Clawson
Paige Cremeans

 

Scott Ezzo
Olivia Gregory
Zacharay Hurst
Steven llijevich
Katelyn Kosar
Shelby Long
Claire Lucas*

 

Michael Mangine, Jr.
Jeremy Mika
Kendra Polefrone
Keli Presley
Emmary Sharer
Elizabeth Stoneburner

 

Seniors

Joshua Draa
Rhiannon Hamel
Samantha Hammond
Michael Hapanowicz
Tirzah Harper
Danielle Hickman
Anthony Jakubowski
Jack Jennemann

 

Clifton Johnson
Emily Kosuda
Kaley Kringeta
Emily Lesak
Madison Littlejohn
Jared May
Andrew Meyer
Xuyen Nguyen

 

Jeffery Oblisk
Meghan O’Neill
Steve Petrak
Lindsay Rine
Joseph Szijarto
Karena Vana *
Sarah Wright

 

Master's Students

Michael Buckwell
Jessica Carmean+
Dean Coutris
Joseph Dolder
Amr Ebied
Radwa Elmoneer
John Fellabaum

 

Amanda Gubanez+
Timothy Hagenbaugh+
Marcie Howard
Nathan Hurd
Erik Kasminsky
Thomas Lipello
Kristen Pero

 

Andrew Raynor *
Rachel Roan+
Shwetha Rangapura
Eric Simon+
Megan Slater
Rachel Tecca+

Faculty

Frederik Beuk
Debmalya Mukherjee
James Thomson

*  Outstanding Student Award Recipient
+  2nd Recognition - previously inducted as an undergraduate; now qualified at the Master’s level.

Members inducted between 1969 and 2014

To learn more about membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, please contact Ms. Andrienne Calderon, BGS Advisor, at andrien@uakron.edu or 330-972-7045, or visit Beta Gamma Sigma – The International Honor Society.