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Top Business Students Inducted Into Beta Gamma Sigma at the Beacom School of Business

Photo of Beta Gamma Sigma. USD inducted 33 students, as well as honored two individuals from the Vermillion community, into Beacom's Beta Gamma Sigma chapter.

VERMILLION, S.D. - The Beacom School of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma at the University of South Dakota inducted 33 students, as well as honored two individuals from the Vermillion community on March 28.

Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society that recognizes academic excellence in business studies only at schools that are accredited by AACSB-International (Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business). Students who are inducted are considered lifetime members. More than 625,000 individuals have been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma since 1913.

In addition to the student inductees, Michael Carlson, Finance Officer for the City of Vermillion, and Stephen Johnson, Business and Distance Education Librarian and Associate Professor at the University of South Dakota, were also honored by Beta Gamma Sigma.

The following students were inducted into the SD Alpha chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma in the Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota:

Master’s program:
Hyun Woong (Daniel) Chang
Ayron Corporon
Brett Gorden
Joseph Kohn
Beth Lambeth
Sam Maertens
Reed Muehler
Michael Olson
Austin Parks
Amanda Steiner
Tatsiana Weflen
Jacquelyn Wilson

Rachel Barclay
Levi Blanchard
Carly Boulware
Kayla Henderson
Christopher Jansen
Madelin Klamm
Emily Runge
Noah Thompson
Samantha Villwock

Isaac Anderson
Isabella Beuckens
Cole Cahoy
Joshua DeGroot
Alicia Gregoire
Connor Jallo
Pierce Libbey
Christina Marquez
Boston Rew
Logan Schiebout
Parker Schultz
Nathan Wendler


USD's Beacom School of Business was established in 1927 and has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1949. The leading business school in the region, Beacom’s programs are consistently ranked among the top business schools in the nation by Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report and others for its high-quality learning experience, student success, affordability, and high-caliber of faculty and students. Whether a student chooses face-to-face or online courses, Beacom’s programs emphasize real-world experience through professional organizations, quality internships and capstone projects.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News