Student Organization Spotlight – Beta Gamma Sigma

The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business recently inducted the 2019 cohort of students from West Texas A&M University into Beta Gamma Sigma.  The induction ceremony took place in Legacy Hall on November 6th with students and their families.

2019 Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees

The International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or graduate program at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is by invitation only to business students who have met explicit academic qualifications defined by the International Honor Society‚Äôs Articles of Incorporation combined with chapter requirements relating to active leadership and/or service-learning.  West Texas A&M University has been recognized by Beta Gamma Sigma for four consecutive years as a Highest Honor Chapter. 

Dr. Kelly McCauley, Assistant Professor and Engler Professor of Management, serves as the chapter advisor.  Student officers are Sara Koepp (President), Marc Ferrell (Vice President), Eric Mesa (Secretary), and Karlandria Edwards (Treasurer).  Dr. Nick Gerlich, Hickman Professor of Marketing, was the 2019 keynote induction speaker.

Dr. Nick Gerlich with Dr. Kelly McCauley at the 2019 BGS Ceremony

Dr. Neil Terry, Dean of the Engler College of Business, is one of 14 deans from leading business schools around the world currently serving on the Beta Gamma Sigma Board of Governors.  Dr. Marielle Heijltjes, Professor of Management at the University of Maastricht, is the current Beta Gamma Sigma Board Chair.  Dr. Charles Whiteman, Dean of the Smeal College of Business at Pennsylvania State University, is the immediate past Beta Gamma Sigma Chair of the Board of Governors. 

The students inducted Fall 2019 by hometown/country are:

Aberdeen, North Carolina
Keith Helms

Abilene
Amanda Vidrine

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Elizabeth Bustos

Alpharetta, Georgia
Carl Lamson

Amarillo
Blakely Boxwell
Caroline Cagle
Jessie Castillo
Steven Crocker
Anthony Durante
Karlandria Edwards
Marc Ferrell
Olivia Forsberg
Justin Henry
Ashley Hildebrandt
Tiffany Moore
Ngoc Nguyen
Megan Pandolfi
Lena Riddlespurger
Josh Roberts
Kimberly Starr
Emily Walker
Matthew Webb
Payton Witthar
Benjamin Word

Austin
Aaron Hebert
Derek Israel
Jeffrey Moon

Bayonne, New Jersey
Chao Xiu Zhang-Tran

Bedford, Pennsylvania
Veronica Arnold

Booker
Erika Guzman

Borger
Kevin Dikes

Brambleton, Virginia
Nissar Kamal

Broomfield, Colorado          
Christina Silva

Burleson
Jason Bagley

Canton
Robert Prow

Canyon
Brayden Bartlett
Josiah Dye
Becca Gerlich
Lashell Robbins
Becca Robinson
Joanna Summerlin
Lauren Tidmore
Kristin Tracey

Carrollton
James Hancock

Cedar Park
Amrita Waingankar

China
Xing Wang

Clovis, New Mexico
Haley Arnett

Czech Republic
Ian Bilek

Dalhart
Tami McDaneld
Barbara Petersen

Dallas
Markilyn Anderson
Amanpreet Khurana
James Long
Jennifer Suarez
Cedric Whitaker

Darrouzett
Kylie Miller

Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Ronald Kozub

Denton      
Jenna Schuster

Des Plaines, Illinois
John Capua 

Dimmitt
Meleah Penney

El Paso
Jacob Harris
Briana Silvas

England
Jelina Fernando

Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Joshua Dukeman

Fairfax, Vermont
Angel Held

Flagstaff, Arizona
Ryan Echols   

Floresville
Alexandria, Wright    

Friona
Mekkala Bourapa

Fort Worth
Johanna Miller
Douglas Omundson
DeAuntra Sennet

Fultonham, New York
Corina Gasner

Giddings
Hesston Christiansen

Glendora, California
Kenneth Porchia

Gold Beach, Oregon
Meghan Brace

Gruver
Kennedy King

Guymon, Oklahoma
Christopher Hicks

Happy
Tanner Boman

Hazleton, Pennsylvania
Robert Boock

Hemet, California
Christine Kavic

Highland Park, New Jersey
Alina Gorbach

Hillburn, New York
Jennifer Manning

Houston
Ayub Abdurahman
Frank Anzalotti
Jeshwin James
Chelsea Lew
Caitlyn Neuman         
Jason Phillips
Jose Rincon    

Huntington Beach, California
Greg Tengan  

India
Nirmala Narasimhan

Jacksonville, Florida
William Evans

Kamay
Chloe Ellison

Kenai, Alaska
Madeline Kleinschmidt  

Lakeview, Oregon
Emily Warner  

Laredo
Gerardo Herrera Gonzalez

Las Vegas, Nevada
Eric Charaska
Ho Nguyen

Lebanon, Oregon
Karla Cook

Lewisville
Jonathan Patrick        

Lockney
Elizabeth Salas          

Long Beach, California
Hamlet Vazquez

Long Island City, New York
Christopher Hartman 

Longview
Amie Cockrell

Lorenzo
Justin Pickard           

Los Angeles, California
Marlon Martinez
Brandon Weldon        

Lubbock
Haley  Burton
Monique Mills

McKinney
Shannon Crinion        

McLean
Katy Magee   

Meridian, Idaho
Shannon Madsen       

Mission Viejo, California
Aryn Douroudian       

Natick, Massachuesetts
Olga Sheehan 

Nigeria
Tolulope Okelola

Newberg, Oregon
Shaun Brothers          

Norfolk, Virginia
Kaitlyn McCalib        

North Wilmington, Delaware
Sally Makar   

Olton
Soledad Pedroza

Ontario, California
Lori Schmollinger     

Palmdale, California
Adriana Garcia          

Perryton
Wendy Mayo  

Plainview
Alyssa Perez

Plano
Denes Lukacs
Sabrine Zahran          

Port Charlotte, Florida
Connie McGee

Portland, Oregon
Amy Saysouriyosack
Kathryn Stone

Queens, New York
Carmen Fong 

Rancho Cucamonga, California
Brian Harris   

Red Oak
Jennifer Rue   

Ridgewood, New York
Giusto Iuculano         

Riverbank, California
Sachindra Gangupantula       

Rochester, New York
Adam Begley 

Rolla, Missouri
Monica Willis

San Angelo
Jessica White

San Antonio
Suryanarayana Reddy Jakkalavadiki 
Laura Riordan

San Diego, California
Joshua Campbell

Sanger
Andrew Roderick

Sartell, Minnesota
Charitie Herbst          

Savannah, Georgia
Jason Lowe    

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Isaac Cardenas Casillas

Spain
Luis Vega Alvarez     

Staten Island, New York
Biju Balakrishnan      

Stinnett
Kristin Hunter

Stratford
Nicolle Griffin

Sweden
Mirza Dizdarevic     

Tacoma, Washington
Chew Pang Foong     

Tempe, Arizona
Benjamin Anderson   

Torrance, California
Alyssa Cha     

Turkey
Ayse Erol

Valhalla, New York
Ruth Cassidy  

Van Meter, Iowa
Lucas Speltz  

Vietnam
Thi Phuong Ngoc Truong

Watauga
Katie Thedford          

Waxahachie
Dacia Carugno           
Sheila Freeman          

West Linn, Oregon
Jonathan Binswanger 

Wheeler
Veronica Carrillo       

Woodbridge, Virginia
Katrina Sosinsky        

For more information about Beta Gamma Sigma in the Engler College of Business, e-mail
Dr. Kelly McCauley or call 806-651-2549.