Helene Bergman, a finance major, received the 2014 Distinguished Senior in the College of Business award at the recent Beta Gamma Sigma initiation ceremony at McNeese State University. On hand for the presentation are from left: guest speaker Jonathan Howard, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Bergman and Dr. Bruce Swindle, Beta Gamma Sigma chapter president.
(May 7, 2014) Twenty business students have been initiated into the McNeese State University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma Scholastic Business Honor Society.
Jonathan Howard, of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, and a McNeese alumnus, was the guest speaker for the ceremony.
Membership into Beta Gamma Sigma, which stands for honor, wisdom and earnestness respectively, is the highest national academic recognition that an undergraduate or graduate business student can receive.
Beta Gamma Sigma initiates are: Benjamin Bourgeois, Sulphur, Trang Le, Hanoi, Vietnam, Dung Nguyen, Lake Charles, and Lam Nguyen, Lake Charles, graduate students; Trung Duong, Da Nang City, Vietnam, Jack Groves, Prineville, Oregon, Thanh Huynh, Da Nang City, Vietnam, Sarah LaLanne, Cypress, Texas, Colten Miller, Lake Charles, and Meghan Shipp, Hackberry, seniors; Vincent Arrington, Iowa, Matthew Breaux, Lake Charles, Savannah Carter, Lake Charles, Dawn Frederick, Fenton, Payton Fruge, Kinder, Taylor Guidry, Sulphur, Rebekah Hoffpauir, Lake Charles, Felix Navejar, Westlake, Marcela Studinska, Bohumin, Czech Republic, and Jacob Troutman, Katy, Texas, juniors.
Several business awards were also presented at the ceremony.
Helene Bergman, Stockholm, Sweden, received the Jeff and Rhonda Miller Distinguished Senior in the College of Business award.
Other Jeff and Rhonda Miller Distinguished Student Recognition awards went to: Matthew Channon, Houston, Texas, business administration; Hayden Dobbs, Houston, Texas, Master of Business Administration; Manuel Fontenot III, Lake Charles, finance; Michael Killam, Watauga, Texas, marketing; LaLanne, accounting, and Shipp, management.
NeTanya Jones, Oakdale, received the Student Leadership Recognition - College of Business Athlete of the Year award, while Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key recipients were Bergman and LaLanne.
The CITGO Scholarship recipients were Clarisse Duplechian, Lake Charles, Samuel Finley, Sulphur, Fontenot, Brittany Michael, Singer, and Troutman.
Three faculty members were also recognized for their outstanding performance. Dr. Mitchell Adrian received the Leader of College and Business Engagement award, while Dr. Matiur Rahman received the Research Leader award and Dr. Lonnie Turpin received the Teacher of the Year award.