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Beta Gamma Sigma Welcomes Top USD Business Students

Beta Gamma Sigma logo The Beacom School of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma welcomed 23 new students to the scholastic honor society this spring.

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma welcomed 23 new students to the scholastic honor society this spring.

Beta Gamma Sigma is the scholastic honor society dedicated to principles and ideals essential to a worthy life as well as to a commendable business career. The organization 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 800,000 individuals have been inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma since 1913.

“We have incredibly dedicated students at the Beacom School of Business,” said Erin Cornelsen, faculty coordinator for Beta Gamma Sigma. “While we weren’t able to honor these individuals in person this year, their hard work and commitment to academic excellence will still be celebrated.”

The following students were inducted into the Beacom School of Business chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma at USD during the spring 2020 semester:


  • Anna Brandenberger
  • Guanya Lu
  • Mackenzie Mellick
  • Vincent Molluzzo


  • Jonna Bart
  • Katherine Bergheim
  • Tyler Cunningham
  • Hallie Downs
  • Scott Fudenberg
  • Ryan Landmark
  • Lauren Lavin
  • Jacob Leiseth
  • Jacob Michel
  • David Moerman
  • Zachary Renken


  • Benjamin Boehrns
  • Bethany DeGroot
  • Brock Hardie
  • Tate Olsen
  • Haley Pederson
  • Chase Pibal
  • Justin Schweer
  • Charles Voigt


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