Marsha Yeagley
marketing/MIS department senior lecturer, 308.865.8345

Sigma Beta Delta, an international business, management and administration honor society, recently initiated undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Presiding officers for the UNK Sigma Beta Delta initiation ceremony were Dr. Tim Burkink of the Department of Marketing and MIS; Dr. Laurie Swinney of the Department of Accounting and Finance; and Marsha Yeagley of the Department of Marketing and MIS.

Dr. Bruce Forster, dean of the College of Business & Technology and an honorary Sigma Beta Delta inductee, spoke to the group. His topic was titled “Reflections on Deaning and Leadership: Nature, Nurture, and Serendipity.”

According to the Sigma Beta Delta Web site, the purpose of the honor society is to “recognize scholarship and achievement among students of business, management and administration, and to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by service.”
Undergraduate student initiates are listed below, alphabetically by hometown. (NOTE: A list of graduate students also follows)

Aurora  –      Stephanie Obermier
Blue  Hill  –      Kristina Hubl
Chadron  –      Kristen Feuerborn
Columbus  – Jenna Grenier
Elm  Creek  – Dana Meier
Gothenburg  – Sarah Blecha
Hastings  –      Megan Friesen
Humboldt  –      Mallory James
Indianola  –      Jaime Coolidge
Kearney  –      Kristin Moncrief, Sachin Plya and Arpan Rijal
Lexington  –      Ryan Kulhanek and Mai Linh Bui
Lincoln  –      Edward Venter
Papillion  –      Shannon Ryan
Superior  –      Kassandra Swanson

Bedford  –      Lee Ann Jameson

     In addition to the undergraduate inductees, the following graduate students
were also inducted. Listed alphabetically by hometown, they include:

Ainsworth  – Adam Johnson
Alma  –      Corey Ten Bensel
Berwyn  –      Megan Ryan
Cambridge  –Ashley Moore
Gothenburg  – Shauna Birchard
Gretna  –      Marcus Goldenstein
Imperial  –      Rachal Skeen
Johnson  –      Rachel Gerdes
Kearney  –      Anne Hof, Jonathan Kottich, Kimberly Manajero, David Marshall and
     Joanne Patonona
North  Platte  – Rae Ellen Corell
O’Neill  –      Brady Spiegel
Superior  –      Alayna Ehlers
West  Point  – Laura Erb and LeAnn Suhr
Wilbur  –      Sandra Mary Koll