WCU Inducts 31 Students into Business International Honor Society

Hattiesburg, Miss., April 17, 2013 - William Carey University recently inducted 31 into the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration. The purpose of Sigma Beta Delta is to promote higher scholarship in business education and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement in business subjects. Students must rank in the upper 20 percent of their class to be considered for invitation to the society. 

The students were asked to bring food items to donate to Homes of Hope for Children, and Melissa Litke from HOHFC, expressed her gratitude during the ceremony. The ceremony also included an address by keynote speaker Drew Allen, CEO of Allen Beverages in Gulfport.
This year’s inductees include Shelly Autmon, Ocean Springs; Mallory Batte, Mount Olive; Brandon Blakeney, Laurel; Reba Carlisle, Wiggins; Archie Dickens, Gulfport; Patrick Earley, Raceland, La.; Terry Ferrell, Ocean Springs; Belinda Gandy, Hattiesburg; Michael Gelsinger; Gulfport; Brandon Gray, Gautier; Anit Gyawali, Kathmandu, Nepal; Kathleen Hancock, Ocean Springs; Robert Higdon, Gulfport; Shelby Kellogg, Hattiesburg; Eleftherios “Lefty” Lazaridis, Katerini, Greece; Tremaine Louis, Gulfport; Stella McIver, Columbia; Sarah Melson, Gautier; Howard Newkirk, Gulfport; Jessica Pierce, Hattiesburg; Robert Powell, Ocean Springs; Jaynie Quave, Ocean Springs; Stefan Sartori, Belgrade, Serbia; Robert Schlick, Gulfport; Eric Smith, Biloxi; Tiffany Smith, Gulfport; Jonathan Sours, Long Beach; Jonavon Stamps, Carson; Brett Stewart, Laurel; Jeremiah Talton, Gulfport, and Tykettia Whitfield, Gulfport.

Faculty members of Sigma Beta Delta are Jerry Bracey, administrative dean of the Tradition campus, director of business services and recruiting, and lecturer in business; David Brockway, coordinator of instructional technology; Dr. Cheryl Dale, dean of the school of business and associate professor of business education; Laurie Glaze, assistant professor of business; Pam Jones, assistant professor of business; Dr. Mike Madaris,  assistant professor of business administration, and James McCay, assistant professor of business. Officers are Bernie Cousins, director of undergraduate school of business on the Tradition campus and instructor of business administration, president; Dr. Eric Reidenbach, associate professor of business administration, vice president, and Sharon Schamber-Jones, instructor of business, secretary-treasurer.

1. Thirty-one students were inducted into the William Carey University chapter of Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration on April 13. Students who were able to attend the ceremony were (first row, left to right) Stella McIver, Columbia; Jessica Pierce, Hattiesburg; Belinda Gandy, Hattiesburg; Shelby Kellogg, Hattiesburg; Shelly Autmon, Ocean Springs; Tiffany Smith, Gulfport; Mallory Batte, Mount Olive; (back row, left to right) Michael Gelsinger; Gulfport; Robert Higdon, Gulfport; Eric Smith, Biloxi; Brandon Blakeney, Laurel; Eleftherios “Lefty” Lazaridis, Katerini, Greece; Patrick Earley, Raceland, La.; Stefan Sartori, Belgrade, Serbia; Terry Ferrell, Ocean Springs, and Brett Stewart, Laurel.