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BGS honorary initiates new members

| Gretchen Hutterli

Seventeen business students were initiated into the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), the international honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The annual initiation was held Saturday, April 7 on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

The initiation was conducted by BGS faculty adviser, Dr. Kristy Lauver, professor of management, and BGS president Nicholas Gustafson.

Dr. Jean Pratt, interim associate dean and professor of information systems, was named the 2018 Beta Gamma Sigma Outstanding professor.

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor bestowed upon students at AACSB International accredited business schools. Students are invited to join the organization by their business school faculty. To be eligible for invitation, undergraduates must be in the upper 10 percent of their class, and graduate students must be in the upper 20 percent of their class.

Beta Gamma Sigma has inducted more than 830,000 outstanding students into membership since its founding in 1913. Members have served in corporate, government, non-profit, educational, and other management positions at every level of responsibility. Members currently reside in all 50 over 190 countries and territories around the world. Learn more about Beta Gamma Sigma.

2018 Beta Gamma Sigma Initiates


  • Madelyn Blaha, health care administration
  • Andrew Burt, professional sales marketing
  • Davis Brinkmann, marketing
  • Rachel Dax, finance
  • Shaina Ducklow, marketing
  • Megan Ejzak, health care administration
  • Carter Jenatscheck, finance
  • Mikayla Tomsyck, information systems


  • Justin Natzke, operations/supply chain management
  • Mark Olson, accounting
  • Ashley Tettamanzi, finance and marketing


  • Kegan Fassler, finance
  • Nicholas Houchin, management
  • Mengting Sun, business administration
  • Zhao Yang, business economics
  • Sisi Zhou, business economics


  • Christopher Maier