top business students gathered this fall to be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma,
the international honor society that recognizes business students for their
outstanding academic achievements. The Nov. 3 event at the Swissotel Chicago marked
the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Beta Gamma Sigma’s
DePaul chapter, which has more than 4,000 student and alumni members.
“I want to express
how very proud we are of you,” Misty Johanson, interim dean of the business
school, told students at the induction ceremony. “Some of you are the first in
your families to attend college. Some of you juggle work, family and other
responsibilities with your studies. Yet, through hard work and persistence, you
have risen to the top of your class.
We’re very glad that you are part of our DePaul community and look
forward to seeing you achieve great things as graduates of DePaul.”
Several special awards
were presented during the induction dinner, which brought together students, their
families and DePaul faculty and staff members. The Anthony C. Petto Award, which
recognizes one DePaul Beta Gamma Sigma member who also is a campus
leader, was given to Viktorija
Bieksaite, an economics major who helped design a mentoring program for DePaul
freshmen. The Beta Gamma
Sigma faculty award, which acknowledges outstanding faculty members for their
teaching, scholarship and service, was given to DePaul Marketing Professor Al Muniz.