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REF NO.: 194

SUBJECT: Memorial’s top business students invited to join international honour society

DATE: June 30

Only the best business students in the world, and the professionals who earned the distinction of “the Best in Business” during their academic careers, can claim membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.
The Memorial University Chapter congratulated the 52 students who have earned invitations this year. These students join an expanding worldwide network of more than 600,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Students ranking in the top 10 per cent of the baccalaureate and top 20 per cent of graduate programs at schools accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – are eligible for this invitation. In 2002, Memorial’s Faculty of Business Administration became the first business faculty in Atlantic Canada to earn AACSB international accreditation. This is the highest distinction a business school anywhere in the world can receive. 
The following students have been invited to join the Memorial University chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. An induction ceremony was held June 25, 2009.
 Samantha Attwood
Steven Avery
Chris Barnes
Daniel Bennett
Ashley Blackmore
Ann Brazil
Chris Brennan
Michael Buckle
Ashley Burke
Nancy Cahill
Trina Caines
Kasey Chaulk
Ryan Coles
Jacques Du Plessis
Ashley Dwyer
Patrick English
Andrea Evoy
Angie Fowler
Aileen Furey
Christopher Gillam
James Goodridge
Erin Gullage
Jacalyn Guy
MaryBeth Handrigan
Jana-Lee Harding
Yu-Shan Hung
Amanda Ivany 
Pauline Kennedy
Christie Hayne
Michael Harris
Jennilynn Hoben
Robyn Hubley
Katrina Kryski
Susannah Mason
Meighan Meaney
Stephen Mercer
Christopher Mitchelmore
Sharla Nurse
Erin O'Brien
Sarah Peddigrew
Adam Power
Amanda Reid
Courtney Sacuta
Carla Skinner
Allison Smart
Jennifer Smith
Ryan Sparrow
Yao Teng
Amanda Traverse
Stephanie Whiffen
Megret Yabsley
Beta Gamma Sigma was founded as a national organization on Feb. 19, 1913. The first national honour society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honour academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California.
With collegiate chapters on five continents, Beta Gamma Sigma today is truly an internationalsociety that remains dedicated to recognizing the most outstanding students of business and management. The society serves business schools accredited by AACSB International in the 21st century knowing that its membership of more than 600,000 comprises the brightest and best of the world’s business leaders.

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