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BSU's Sigma Beta Delta honor society inducts second class

BEMIDJI, Minn. (May 27, 2011) — Bemidji State University has announced its 2011-12 inductees into its chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society for students in business, management and administration.

Members receive lifetime recognition for outstanding academic achievement, the opportunity to compete for the society’s fellowship awards and participation in a broad array of networking opportunities with other members.

History of Sigma Beta Delta
Sigma Beta Delta traces its beginnings to June 19, 1986, where, at a Beta Gamma Sigma Long-Range Planning Committee meeting in Williamsburg, Va., the decision was made to thoroughly examine its relationships with schools that had regional accreditation, but not specialized accreditation in business. In subsequent discussions, Beta Gamma Sigma leaders acknowledged that the business honor society is a vital participant and positive force in higher education, and should be available to all regionally accredited baccalaureate institutions.

The Beta Gamma Sigma Board of Governors voted to establish Sigma Beta Delta in Jan., 1994. The honor society had seven founding members, including Belmont University, Houston Baptist University, McKendree College, Morehouse College, North Carolina State University, Saint Leo College and Southern University. By the end of the society’s chartering period on June 30, 1995, Sigma Beta Delta had grown to 61 members. Today, more than 225 chapters have been established in 45 states. The society also has one international chapter in the United Arab Emirates.

For more information, contact one of the programís faculty advisors: Dr. Joanne Fredrickson, associate professor of business education, at (218) 755-2755 or; or Dr. Carol Nielsen, professor of business administration, at (218) 755-2753 or

Members of the Sigma Beta Delta national honor society at Bemidji State are listed below by hometown.


56601 | Eric Etherington, senior, business administration.
56601 | Maurice Powers, senior, management information systems.
56601 | Lance Richter, senior, business administration.

AITKIN | 56431 | Kevin Burns, junior, business administration.
AKELEY | 56433 | Harold Hartwig, senior, accounting.
ALEXANDRIA | 56308 | Ashley Rubner, junior, accounting and business administration.
ANOKA | 55303 | Jonathan Embry, senior, accounting.
BAXTER | 56425 | Hannah Puttbrese, junior, accounting.
BAXTER | 56425 | Melissa Robinson, junior, accounting.
BLOOMING PRAIRIE | 55917 | Liza DeBoer, senior, business administration.
CARLOS | 56319 | Kathryn Glennie, junior, liberal education.
CHAMPLIN | 55316 | Jesse Bittmann, junior, business administration.
ELY | 55731 | Andrew Olson, junior, business administration.
FARIBAULT | 55021 | Nicole Borwege, senior, business administration.
HILL CITY | 55748 | Christina Benson, senior, business administration.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS | 56649 | Calvin Growette, senior, business administration.
JACKSON | 56143 | Lee Porter, senior, business administration.
NEVIS | 56467 | Melissa Hallaway, senior, business administration.
NEW YORK MILLS | 56567 | Steven Schulz, senior, business administration.
OWATONNA | 55060 | Kristin Borgstahl, senior, business administration.
PARK RAPIDS | 56470 | John Paulouski, senior, business administration.
PARK RAPIDS | 56470 | Kayla Stursa, junior, business administration.
REDBY | 56670 | Roxanne Graves, senior, business administration and management info. systems.
ROSEAU | 56751 | Daniel Chrzanowski, junior, business administration.
SAUK CENTRE | 56378 | Ryan Kohorst, junior, accounting.
THIEF RIVER FALLS | 56701 | Cody† Hempel, junior, business administration.
THIEF RIVER FALLS | 56701 | Stacey Hron, senior, business administration.
WARROAD | 56763 | Morgan Dixon, junior, business administration.

BISMARCK | 58501 | Tyler Peterson, junior, business administration.

VENEZUELA | Juan Molero, junior, business administration.
VIETNAM | Trang Nguyen, junior, accounting and business administration.

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