On Saturday, April 17, 2010, Hodges University will hosts its fifth annual i
nduction ceremony of the Hodges University Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta.
Chapter Officer Dr. Joseph Heinzman will preside over the induction of the candidates. The new members were selected from nearly 900 fellow business, management, accounting and administrative students representing the best that the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business at Hodges University has to offer. Inductees included Marta Agobian, Majlinda Beqiraj, Nancy Cheri, Cathy Comstock, David Conway, Theodore Farah, Jason Fournier, Janet Hamstra, Cynthia Higgins, Stacy Lentz, Lisa Lewis-Hartman, Amber McCown, Prudence Pembridge, Faye Peraza, Kerri Preste, David Russell, Jennifer Toma, Lina Upham and Debra Webb. Two Hodges faculty members will also be inducted: Dr. Ray Kest and Professor Thomas Michael Smith.
Each year, Hodges also inducts an honorary member from the community into the chapter. This year, Jerry F. Nichols, Senior Vice President for Brown & Brown Benefits, financial representative for Northwestern Mutual Financial Network of Naples and member of the Hodges University Foundation, will be inducted as well.
Student candidates must rank in the upper 20% of their class, have completed two years of undergraduate or one year of graduate work and be of good moral character. The Society recognizes students for outstanding scholarship and personal accomplishment and encourages and promotes aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
The Society exists for charitable and educational purposes. It was established in 1994 to honor business, management and administration students who attained superior records in business programs in schools and colleges with regional accreditation.