Fifty-six students in Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration were recently installed into the YSU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, the world’s premier business honorary.
Beta Gamma Sigma is comprised of more than 830,000 members in all 50 states and more than 190 countries. While nearly 350,000 students receive bachelors or master’s degrees in business each year, only about 25,000 are inducted into a lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Student members must be registered in business administration programs and be candidates for the baccalaureate or master’s degree. Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the sophomore, junior or senior classes or the top 20 percent of the master’s program are eligible.
YSU students installed include: Carlee Gaca, Hallie Jacqueline Renda, and Joseph Virgallito, Austintown; Melissa Nicole Davanzo, Luke Durbin, and Alaina Fullerman, Boardman; David P. Roncone, Broadview Heights; Abigail Cochran, Bucyrus; Michael Copanic, Campbell; Shelby Marie Byrne, Allison Leone, Dominic Vito Morgione, Reilly Kerry Todd, and Emily Ann Yurchison, Canfield; Michael Casey Tompkins, Columbiana; Justin A. Sellars, Columbus; Jacob C Balest, Cortland; Richard Anthony Carna Jr., Edinburg, PA; Brandon Greathouse, Farmdale; Katie D. Cretella, Girard; Diana Lurtz, Greenville, PA; Hien Khanh Do and Trang Nguyen, Hanoi, Vietnam; Carrie Ann Yasnowski, Howland; Duyen Nguyen, Hue, Vietnam; Samuel Arthur Sherman Madden, Kent; Samantha A. Pykare and Megan A Schmucker, Kinsman; Renzo Hazel Muedas Núñez, Lima, Peru; Emily Phillips, Louisville; Brooke Elizabeth Brienik and Ryan Bird, Mason; Nathan Chiclowe, Mineral Ridge; Alissa Erin Dickerson, Morrow; Jeremy William Balmenti, Negley; Emily Emch, New Waterford; Shawn Morgan, Pittsburgh; Kaitlynn Theresa Dailey, Ross Joseph Fabrizi, Katrina Marie Hayes, Padraig O’Shaughnessy, Michael John Puhalla, Leandro Tofani, Poland; Matthew Jacob Stephens, Sharpsville; Allison M. Workman, Shelby; Sabrina Bartholomew, Struthers; Phillip James Glasser, Tallmadge; Bianca McDonald, Toronto; Mark Baynes and Gianna Allesse Jones, Warren; David Robert Zebrowski Jr., Waterford, PA; Blake Craigo, West Lafayette; Christina Lewis, Wexford, PA; Danielle Antoinette Adair, Nicholas Longo, and Schanvel Wall, Youngstown.
In addition to the students, Mary Coller, director of the WCBA’s Undergraduate Student Services Office, was inducted for her service to the college.
Craig Zamary, the WCBA Entrepreneur in Residence, was the keynote speaker for the induction ceremonies. Zamary also serves as a consultant with the Ohio Small Business Development Center at YSU.
This year’s BGS student officers are President Andrew Klapac along with Vice Presidents Jenna Binsley, Ryan Sheffield, and Victoria Crankovic. William G. Vendemia, professor of Management, is the chapter advisor.