Hodges University recently hosted its sixth annual i
nduction ceremony of the Hodges University Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta. Keynote speaker for the event was State Representative Kathleen Passidomo, (R-FL).
Chapter Officer Jo Ahern presided 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 Johnson School of Business at Hodges University has to offer. Inductees included Pedro Paulo Almeida, Hakan Batmaz, Frances Belasco, Francis Blake, Marie Bourdeau, Catherine Burford, Gillian Cummings-Beck, Yaisu Hernandez, Alesia Hurskaya, Brandon Jacobsen, Jennifer Patterson, Timothy Richardson, Richard Rietz, Julie Rocco, Melissa Rushton, Daniel Salazar, Andrew Syska, Sherzod Tokamov and Luis Valbuena. Three Hodges faculty members were also inducted: Dr. Charles Ehart, Professor William Blix and Professor Janis Clark.
Each year, Hodges also inducts an honorary member from the community into the chapter. This year, Chief Douglas Baker of the Fort Myers Police Department was chosen as honorary inductee.
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.