Campus honors business students during induction ceremony
To celebrate the efforts of those students achieving a high level of academic excellence, Sigma Beta Delta, an honor society for business students, inducted eight Penn State Lehigh Valley students. An honors initiation ceremony was held on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the campus followed by a reception and panel discussion on career paths.
An invitation into Sigma Beta Delta is one of the highest recognitions that a business student can achieve. To be inducted into this organization a student must be ranked academically in the upper 20 percent of their class. Inductees at Penn State Lehigh Valley included: Kevin Badway, Mark Crouse, Ali (AJ) Khimji, Darshil Patel, Yun (Joyce) Wu, Christina Little, Jonathan Rento, and Shazia Shahid.
The panel discussion was led by Dawn Lennon of Big Picture Consulting and Sybil Stershic of Quality Service Marketing. The theme of the discussion, "Stop Fooling Yourself," addressed the business student’s most pressing career issues and concerns. Also on the panel was Kristy McClure, a 2003 Penn State Lehigh Valley graduate. The speakers provided examples of their own experiences and discussed how students can position themselves effectively.
The International Society of Sigma Beta Delta was established in 1994 to honor scholastic achievement in higher education. The purpose of the society is to encourage and recognize achievement of business, management, and administration students. With over 261 chapters, including one international chapter, the society’s membership is prevalent throughout the business world.