International student, Wei Jin, served as the marshal for the BBA Program at the 46th UIS commencement ceremony held Saturday, May 13. Shane Clark of Bartonville, IL served as marshal for the Peoria BBA Program. Each year the program has the privilege of selecting one undergraduate for each venue to lead the program’s graduates in the commencement ceremony. Each person represents the highest academic, professional and personal accomplishments expected by the faculty in the program. Congratulations to Wei Jin and Shane!
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society serving business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International. The society grants admission to the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate class and the top 20 percent of graduate students.
The University of Illinois Springfield Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society chapter inducted new members from the College of Business and Management during the induction ceremony on April 3, 2017 in Brookens Auditorium. A total of 86 members were included in the membership for 2017.
The College of Business and Management congratulates the following BBA students for achieving Dean’s List status.
Samantha Boettjer Northwestern Mutual, D. Patrick Scheina Scholarship
Regina Hope Bolin Eugene R. and Elaine A. Wilkinson Scholarship
Cole Buehnerkemper Northwestern Mutual, D. Patrick Scheina Scholarship and Manny Velasco Scholarship (two separate scholarships)
Shane Michael Clarke UIS Transfer Scholarship
Turner A Clark William and Mary Schnirring College of Business and Management Scholarship
Chelsea Leschae Cross Richard and Charlene Osborne Access Illinois Scholarship
Yvette M Cuellar Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
DeBord, Brittany Sikich LLP Accountancy Scholarship
Emily E Doering William H. Chamberlain Memorial Scholarship
Farris, Marissa D Gilbert N. and Frances G. Stein Scholarship
Ashly Marie Fliflet Francis J. Budinger Memorial Scholarship
Trevor Ryan Flota Kent Weber Scholarship
Arranda M Gardner Paul M. Snodgrass Memorial Scholarship
Kylie J Gilmore Camerata Music Scholarship and Marine Bank Scholarship in Business Administration and Richard and Charlene Osborne Access Illinois Scholarship (3 separate scholarships)
Brittney Ann Heid Michael F. and Pamela M. Luenz Scholarship
Jacqueline Johnson Chapin/Lanphier Scholarship
Daniel Paul Kelly Leona Vollintine Accountancy Scholarship in Honor of Donald Stanhope
Jeremy Richard Lewis Leona Vollintine Accountancy Scholarship in Honor of Donald Stanhope
Olivia J Lohse Camerata Music Scholarship
Colleen M McMahon Evelyn Brandt Thomas Scholarship
Kaylan Mills Regina Midden Farley Memorial Scholarship and Marine Bank Scholarship in Business Administration and Northwestern Mutual Scholarship, D. Patrick Scheina Scholarship (3 separate scholarships)
Austin J Polley William H. Chamberlain Memorial Scholarship
Nicholas Reynolds Marine Bank Scholarship in Business Administration
Kelsie L Roberts Leona Vollintine Accountancy Scholarship in Honor of Donald Stanhope
Melissa N Van Kellner Family Scholarship
Abbie Lynn Varble Access Illinois Scholarship – Pardie; and Sarah Dauphinais Scholarship; and Jack Dolan Music Scholarship; and the Edith B. Terril Memorial Scholarship (4 separate scholarships)
- The Fox Award targets exemplary College of Business and Management undergraduate students who successfully complete internships with a Springfield nonprofit organization. Each year Wayne and Margie Fox make a generous $2500 award to the university with the intent to honor two students. Jill Gossett of Springfield and John Howard of Peoria earned the award for 2014.
- John Howard, a recent BBA graduate, interned with the Springfield Community Federation, a non-profit which strives to improve the lives and life outcomes of disadvantaged single adults, families, and children in central Illinois. The primary mission of SCF is to promote community strategies that strengthen family support networks and alleviate poverty for vulnerable children and families. The Federation acts as a clearinghouse for community collaboration including programs offering education and networking for community support providers, referral services for food and basic family needs, and child & family wellness outreach.
- Jill Gossett, a Summer 2013 BBA graduate, completed her internship at District 23 Mercantile & Foundry, a store benefiting the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation (CIAF). The foundation was started in 2006 by Michelle Tjelmeland, herself deaf since the age of 25 and the mother of a daughter who is also deaf. Both are able to hear today because of cochlear implant technology. CIAF has provided help and recycled implant parts to more than 500 families in their search to find information and resources about the surgery. After the success of the foundation, the retail store was the next step to help support the foundation and was opened on Macarthur Boulevard.The main focus of Jill’s internship at District 23 Mercantile & Foundry encompassed the buying and merchandising part of the retail business. Jill said that she learned so much and enjoyed the experience immensely: ” I will definitely continue to volunteer at District 23. It is a great store, great people, and it supports a great cause. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with them.” Read more about Jill’s internship
- Jill Harbison and Sinen Aydin, both BBA students, received the 2012 Wayne and Margie Fox award.Business administration student Jill Harbison was awarded for her work with the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. Jill assisted with development and facilitation of events, assisted with developing and maintaining outreach with churches and schools, cultural groups, and service and professional organizations to enhance visibility, fund raising, membership and program options for GSCI. She also maintained proper records and reports. She participated in direct service to girls in a variety of in-school tutoring and scouting projects as well as presentations to develop troop membership. GSCI is comprised of 7 service centers across 38 counties. It serves 20,000 girls and 5000 adult members annually. Jill completed her undergraduate degree in May and is now a graduate student in the Public Administration program as well as a Graduate Public Service Intern with the Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services.
- Business administration student Sinem Aydin was also awarded for her work for the Old State Capitol Historic site. She reconstructed its Facebook page and website especially implementing ways to make the site appealing to all cultures. She assisted in organizing and reviewing the annual report, created a survey for local businesses to analyze results of tourist activity, recruited volunteers, and assisted with summer event planning. Sinem anticipates completing her degree in May 2013.
- Wayne and Margie Fox were both reared and educated in central Illinois. Wayne graduated from Ball Township High School in Chatham with Margie graduating from Springfield High School. Wayne continued to further his education with an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering, and a Master in Business Administration from Sangamon State University (now UIS). Wayne started his career with the Illinois Commerce Commission, and recently retired as president of an out of state Fortune 500 gas and electric utility. During this time, Margie stoked the home fires and served as Wayne’s advisor and best friend, and mom to their only child, Justin, now married and living in the Minneapolis, Minnesota, area. Throughout their adult lives, Margie and Wayne have freely given of their time and resources to make their communities a better place in which to live and work. With this award, the University will be able to recognize those students who choose to give of their talent, time and acquired skills to serve the good of the community without expectation of monetary compensation. The Foxes hope to encourage and further that expressed sense of volunteerism on the part of the award recipient, into a lifelong practice. Wayne and Margie now make their home on Lake Tellico, near Knoxville, Tennessee.