[gallery] Business Honor Society Inducts New Members

May 14, 2013

CSI recently held its second annual induction ceremony for the Business Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta.

The College of Staten Island held its second annual induction ceremony for the Business Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta, on May 2. The gathering of more than 100 students, family, faculty, alumni, and College leaders celebrated the success of this year’s inductees and reflected on the fine example that they set for the College. In total, over 50 undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members were inducted into the College’s chapter.

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Sigma Beta Delta is the International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration. Its members include top-performing business students and faculty at leading universities around the world. Its members aspire to uphold the society’s principles of wisdom, honor, and aspiration. The society’s logo, a key emblazed with the Greek letters for Sigma, Beta, and Delta, is recognized by educators and employers as a symbol of achievement and distinction.

The event kicked off with welcoming remarks from CSI Interim President Dr. William J. Fritz and greetings from Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Fred Naider.  The ceremony was then led by Interim Founding Dean of Business Dr. Susan Holak.

In addition to inducting current students and faculty, the College chapter also inducted two highly successful alumni as honorary members.  Kathleen Pesile was recognized for her many contributions to CSI and the broader community through her role as a Trustee of The City University of New York, and for her impact in the classroom as a Finance Adjunct, and her leadership in civic organizations. Similarly, Mr. Richard Prinzi was recognized for his success as an entrepreneur, as an alumni leader within CSI, and his ongoing effort to help accounting students as an Accounting Adjunct and as the founder of special accounting scholarships and internships.

During the ceremony it was noted that the honor society was meeting at a time of rapid change at the College. The Business program was being upgraded from a department to a School of Business. In addition, the newly formed School was making steady progress toward being accredited by the “gold standard” in business education-–the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

It was also noted that the College’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta had over 100 members. This created opportunities for additional special events and networking.  As a first step, the chapter would soon be establishing its own LinkedIn site to help members stay connected.

By D. Aravind, H. Bertels, and T. Tellefsen

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