Wayne State College Honors Society Inducts 10 New Members

Wayne State College's Sigma Beta Delta chapter inducted 10 new members, including 6 students, 3 faculty and staff, and 1 honorary community member. The induction ceremony recognized exceptional academic achievement and contributions to business education and community development.

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Wayne State College Honors Society Inducts 10 New Members

Wayne State College Honors Society Inducts 10 New Members

Wayne State College's chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the scholastic business honor society, recently held an induction ceremony welcoming 10 new members. The ceremony inducted 6 students, 3 faculty and staff members, and 1 honorary community member into the prestigious organization.

The student inductees included Diego Marinho de Andrade of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Ricardo Pretorius of Noordheuwel Krugersdorp, South Africa; Alex Brandt of Grand Island; Jillian Grovijohn of Howells; Katelyn Bayer of Morse Bluff; and Griffin Ryan of Wahoo. These students have demonstrated exceptional academic achievement, ranking in the top 20% of their class for bachelor's and master's degrees. Undergraduate students may be inducted as early as their junior year.

The faculty and staff inductees were Michelle Laughlin, assistant professor of business; Pedro Galvao, assistant to the dean of the school of business and technology; and Logan Hardy, project coordinator for the school of business and technology. Their induction recognizes their significant contributions to the field of business education and their commitment to fostering student success.

Loren Kucera, director of the Nebraska Business Development Center at Wayne State who is retiring later this year, was inducted as an honorary community member. Kucera's induction acknowledges his outstanding service and dedication to promoting business development and entrepreneurship in the local community.

Sigma Beta Delta's mission is to "encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind." The honor society provides a platform for high-achieving business students to connect, collaborate, and celebrate their academic successes.

The induction of these 10 new members marks a significant milestone for Wayne State College's Sigma Beta Delta chapter. It showcases the institution's commitment to academic excellence and its dedication to preparing the next generation of business leaders. As these inductees embark on their professional journeys, their membership in Sigma Beta Delta will serve as a testament to their outstanding achievements and potential for future success.

Key Takeaways

  • Wayne State College's Sigma Beta Delta chapter inducts 10 new members.
  • 6 students, 3 faculty/staff, and 1 honorary community member join the honor society.
  • Inductees demonstrate exceptional academic achievement, ranking in the top 20% of their class.
  • Faculty/staff inductees recognized for contributions to business education and student success.
  • Induction marks a milestone for the institution's commitment to academic excellence.