Monday, May 04, 2015

UIS College of Business and Management honor society inducts 53 new members

The University of Illinois Springfield Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society chapter inducted 53 College of Business and Management students during a ceremony on May 2, 2015 in Brookens Auditorium.

Tom Gihl, vice president and COO of Illinois National Bank, was inducted as an honorary member. Faculty members David Larson, associate professor of Management Information Systems, and Shipra Gupta, assistant professor of Business Administration were also inducted.

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 the graduate students.

Students inducted at this year’s ceremony include:


Armington: Jena Marlatt

Bloomington: Eric Petersen

Champaign: Jeremy Scharlow

Countryside: Elma Dzaferbegovic

Crystal Lake: Shannon Manfre

Decatur: Michael Lipowsky

Fox Lake: Rebecca Nimsgern

Hillsboro: Michael Fuller

Jacksonville: Ross Barker

Mansfield: Vittorio Cascio

Peoria: Eric Seling

Petersburg: Robert Spath

Rockford: Ma Celeste Mores

Roseville: Richard Handzo

Saint Charles: Elizabeth Janeteas

Schaumburg: Hristina Minchev

Springfield: Monica Ala, Abdulmohsen Mohammad Albarqi, Zachary Berillo, Pratyusha Borancha, Aditya Chavan, Danielle Cherry, Preetham Kumar Dammalapati, Erin Egolf, Kasey Fernandez, Priyal Gandhi, Satvir Kaur Gill, Sathishkumar Gopu, Praneetha Harindranath, Aaron Holmes, Matthew Hull, Alyson Knapik, Mounika Lakkadi, Meenal Lanke, Sangeeta Mathi, Mukta Misal, Kalyana Srujana Mulpuri, Maureen Musuku, Nhung Nguyen, Ahsan Owais, Miranda Scott, Shaista Shaikh, Jun Sun, Siwen Tang, Amena Tayyab, Zhijin Wang

Taylorville: Greg Kilduff

Quincy: Joan Mast

Washington: Michael Stephens

Williamsville: Kristen Shaffer


Minnesota: Jacob Wherley (Richville)

Texas: Natalie Nowak (Montgomery)


Jamaica: Althea Webster (Westmoreland)

The mission of the society is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society, and to serve its lifelong members.

For more information about the honor society and recipients, contact Jorge Villegas at 217/206-7972 or

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