School of Business announces new members of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society

Lauren Cunningham, communications director

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Business has welcomed 34 students into its chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society that recognizes top business students from around the world. 

The students were inducted during a KU chapter ceremony in May hosted by chapter advisor Scott Whisenant, associate professor of accounting. The group of students also will be recognized during Beta Gamma Sigma’s societywide virtual member recognition ceremony June 17.

“Beta Gamma Sigma students and alumni represent the highest standards of achievement for business school programs worldwide,” Whisenant said. “These students are academic achievers, skilled leaders and experienced problem-solvers — ideal candidates for companies that want to hire the best in business.”

Since 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma has been the only scholastic honor society recognized by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide hold AACSB accreditation, assuring that Beta Gamma Sigma members belong to an organization synonymous with the highest standards of academic excellence. The KU chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma was formed in 1926.

The following students are KU’s 2021 inductees:

  • Cole Bershinsky
  • Mitchell Burton
  • Matthew Cavanaugh
  • Paul Cise
  • Carson Crowley
  • Rebekah Daniels
  • Matt Deeg
  • Shane Demars
  • Jenkins Dove
  • Maura Durkin
  • Nichole Evans
  • Lindsay Fairbanks
  • Genee Figuieras
  • Joe Feifer
  • Andrew Hayden
  • Tyler Heinen
  • Frances Gaskill
  • Alexis Getzel
  • Allison Kallberg
  • Chris Kleven
  • Patrick Mcmahon
  • Brandon Nguyen
  • Colin Pall
  • Zachary Patton
  • Jackson Pine
  • Kyle Ross
  • Mark Sasamoto
  • Emmelea Schatz
  • Chase Schreiner
  • Julia Smith
  • Kenneth Taylor
  • Bao Tran
  • Jordan Vitt
  • Brendan Whaley

Beta Gamma Sigma has more than 600 chapters at AACSB-accredited colleges and universities. The 2021 inductees join an expanding network of more than 875,000 lifetime members from more than 190 countries.