UW Bothell Celebrates Beta Gamma Sigma Inductees


Thursday, May 19, 2011
CONTACT: Richard Penny, (425) 352-3395,  pennyr2@uw.edu

BOTHELL, Wash. – The Business Program at UW Bothell will be admitting a record number of inductees into Beta Gamma Sigma in 2011. Beta Gamma Sigma is the national honor society serving business programs at universities across the U.S.

The undergraduate students who will be inducted include: Heather Boe of Arlington; Jeremy Adsitt, Sarah Musseau, Maria Scroggs and Yuna Shin of Bothell; Elizabeth Murphy of Edmonds; Jessica Belveal, Daniel Donnelly and Mikaela Skoor of Everett; Amanda Nelson of Kenmore; Lisa Healow, Violeta Holum and Vladimir Kolpatchev of Kirkland; Claire Blubaugh of Lynnwood; Christa Lilly of Mercer Island; Zhanna Bogomaz of Mill Creek; Spencer Gates of Mountlake Terrace; Barry Chaison and Sam Trautman of Newcastle; Mary Kersbergen and Samuel Sawyer of Seattle; Elisabeth Kaczmarek, Heather Lyons, Laura Monson, Shuhui Zheng and Lingyun Zhou of Snohomish; and Roberta Barghelame and Adam Lobdell of Woodinville.

The following Technology MBA students will be inducted: Mark Bushbeck, Michael Cavelero, Giridhar Chenji, Jeffrey Erickson, Sri Jayaraman, and Gregor Kneitz.

Inductees from the Leadership MBA program include: Biren Damani, Jennifer Fuller, Glen Kurisingal, Gopinath Sankaran, Weijuan Shi and Steven Teixeira.

The Business Program at UW Bothell will host its induction ceremony on Friday, May 27.

For more information about the Beta Gamma Sigma chapter at UW Bothell, please contact Chapter President Professor P.V. (Sundar) Balakrishnan, at sundar@u.washington.edu.

About Beta Gamma Sigma: Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) was founded as a national organization in 1913 and is the Honor Society serving Business Programs at schools accredited by the AACSB International. To be eligible for membership, the academic ranking of those being considered must place them in the upper 10 percent of the senior undergraduate class; or the upper 20 percent of the graduating master's class.  There are nearly 300,000 students in the U.S. who receive baccalaureate or master's degrees in business each year, but fewer than 20,000 earn lifetime memberships in Beta Gamma Sigma. For more information about BGS, visit www.betagammasigma.org.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning.For more information, visit www.uwb.edu.