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Honor Society Recognizes Top DePaul Business Students

DePaul’s Beta Gamma Sigma Celebrates 60 Years, 4,000 Members

DePaul University’s 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​.

Undergraduate students must be among the top 10 percent of all business majors at the Driehaus College of Business and graduate students must be in the top 20 percent of stduents at the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business to be invited for membership in the DePaul Beta Gamma Sigmchapter.