FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 5, 2003
Contact: Donna McCracken, 206-6716
SPRINGFIELD – Fifty-one students and one faculty member from the undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois at Springfield have been inducted into Sigma Beta Delta, an international honor society in business, management, and administration. An induction ceremony and reception were held Sunday, May 4, on the UIS campus.
Congratulatory remarks were offered by UIS Chancellor Richard Ringeisen and Provost Michael Cheney. Certificates and honor cords were presented by chapter officers John Palmer, John Stroope, and Leo Bin, all of whom teach in the College of Business and Management.
Undergraduate inductees were: Amy JoAnn Berkhahn, Carol J. Eggers, Nancy K. Elwell, Kelley Jo Falk, Tracy Lynn Flemming, Brenda Suzanne Ham, Darrell D. Hill, Jerry L. Kaufman, Amanda Dawn King, David W. King, Alison Gene Lynch, Karen K. McConnell, Wyatt M. Page, Jennifer A. Peck, Christine L. Rees, Linda E. Reynolds, William Gregory Seipel, Kandace M. Shelton, Anna Maria Sinnott, Kimberly D. Warsaw, and Tracy A. Zerrusen.
Graduate students inducted were: Stephen Michael Adams, Debra Kay Armour, Angela Denise Bachle, Rebecca-Priya Bhandari, Amanda Ann Cagwin, Pamela Marian Dewey, Sara K. DiSantis, John Thomas Ebers, Wendy Ellen Funk, Rick Joseph Haberkorn, Chad M. Harris, Fang He, Robert T. Hendrickson, Xiaofen Hu, Jessica M. Ikemire, Richard Jachino, Melissa Ann Karsten, Todd J. LaFountain, Fred Mu-Yuan Lin, Nancy M. Mansfield, Paul D. Obertino,
Donna J. Pyszka, Brian Jeremiah Smiser, Jennifer Kay Smiser, Laura C. Sorenson, Eileen Ann Streb, Monica M. Thomas, Stacy Leanne Walker, Angela C. Wiser, and Norman Jay Zentko.
Amir Parssian, assistant professor of Management Information Systems, was the faculty inductee.
Sigma Beta Delta was founded as a national organization in 1994 to encourage and recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management, and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humanity. For business students who attend a college or university with a Sigma Beta Delta chapter, membership is the highest national recognition they can receive.