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CBA's Best and Brightest

2018 Induction Ceremony

The CBA honored 57 of the College’s best and brightest students at the April 13, 2018 induction ceremony for the Kappa of Ohio Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. The 50 undergraduate students represent the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes, and the 7 graduate students represent the top 20 percent of the master’s class, based on academic ranking. Also inducted were three faculty: Dr. Lei Gao, assistant professor in the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy, Dr. Steven Myers, associate professor in the Department of Economics, and Dr. R. Ray Gehani, associate professor in the Department of Management.

Keynote alumna speaker Laura Thompson ’87 ‘92, executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, was recognized as a Chapter Honoree. Mrs. Thompson was awarded honorary membership in the society for possessing the qualities fostered by Beta Gamma Sigma and by furthering the ideals of society; i.e., honor, wisdom and earnestness, as demonstrated through outstanding business leadership and service to the community.

Outstanding Student

Congratulations to Miranda Radesic who was selected as the 2018 Outstanding Student. Recipients of this award are recognized for achieving academic excellence while making significant contributions to the college or university, and/or maintaining significant involvement in extracurricular activities, and/or overcoming a special circumstance or hardship.

2018 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

Undergraduate Students

Jaret Anderson
Kyle Bauman
Julia Baumann
Aidan Belluci
Benjamin Benton
Alec Bowen
Hannah Bryan
Matthew Bulgrin, Jr.
Sara Caris
James Catania
Matthew Cordell
Stephanie Cowger
Jennifer Cranmer
Tia Davis
Lindsey Dietrich
Chase Edwards
Shayla Gasanova
Chelsea Gill
Andrew Glantz
Amber Glenn
Ashley Guilmette
Alyssa Haley
Steven Hobson
Jacob Jones
Mason Juersivich
Klay Kahle
Kathryn Letterle
Shuang Li
Hayley Macko
Regina Magazine
Madicyn Mansuetti
Karli Morisak
Justus Owen
Alyssa Owens
Evan Petty
Makayla Pushak
Miranda Radesic*
Nathaniel Rellinger
Jessica Ricks
Haley Riemenschneider
Mia Santagata
Anthony Senick
Daniel Schomper
Melissa Smeltzer
Stephen Sweitzer
Jill Synek
Evan Walsh
Madeline Yevtukh
Peyton Zachrich
Valentina Ziccardi

Graduate Students

Tyler Atanasov+
Mary Ellen Gaughan
Zhaoping Hu
Daniel Klufas
Rebecca Pietsch
Sarah Sivic
Anthony Snyder+

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

Members inducted between 1969 and 2018

To learn more about membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, please contact Ms. Danica Houle, BGS Advisor, at dhoule@uakron.edu or 330-972-7442, or visit Beta Gamma Sigma – The International Honor Society.