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April 18, 2008

Beta Gamma Sigma to Initiate New Members April 26, Ogden to be Recognized

The UW-Eau Claire chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, will hold its annual initiation, Saturday, April 26 at 1 pm in the Davies Center Alumni Room. The event will be held in conjunction with the university's Honors Week, a time set aside by the university to recognize students of high scholastic achievement.

Initiation ceremony will be conducted by Dr. Meg Devine, BGS chapter president, and Dr. Kristy Lauver, BGS faculty adviser. Dr. William Ogden, Accounting and Finance, will be recognized at the event as the Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding Professor.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor bestowed upon business students at institutions accredited by AACSB International. Students are invited to join the organization by their business school faculty. To be eligible for invitation, students must be in the upper 7 percent of the junior class, or upper 10 percent of the senior class.

Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization on February 19, 1913. BGS has 430 collegiate chapters in 11 countries and on four continents. The society's membership of more than 540,000 includes leaders in all fields of industry, government and academia.

2008 Beta Gamma Sigma Initiates

  • Kara Braun, a senior accounting major from Superior, WI
  • Shannon Carpenter, a senior business finance major from Waunakee, WI
  • Jennifer Forsythe, a junior marketing major from Iron River, WI
  • Calvin Friedenfels, a senior IS major from Owen, WI
  • Julie Germain, a senior management major from New Richmond, WI
  • Joseph Glatczak, A senior management-HR major from Mosinee, WI
  • Jenna Pultz, a senior business economics major from Tomahawk, WI
  • Dustin Wiesner, a senior accounting major from Prairie Farm, WI