On April 19, the School of Business held its third Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) induction ceremony. BGS Advisor, Dr. Adam Wood, served as the event coordinator, assisted by Dr. David Cho, Dr. Kevin Parks, and Dean Joan Marques. Ten highest-achieving students from the BBA and MBA programs were inducted into this prestigious, AACSB-member organization. The student inductees for the 2018-2019 academic year are: Sara Alharbi, Anna Avetisyan, Timothy Bates, Kelli Brenn, Faina Danielian, Pamela Granados, Chisieng “Kevin” Hieng, Carina Sanchez, Evita Tergalstian, and Damian Terriquez.
This year marked the first time that a local business leader was inducted as an honorary member. Mr. Neil Sherman, owner and CEO of Industrial Metal Supply, was the recipient of the 2019 honorary member induction. Neil Sherman is the owner of Industrial Metal Supply (IMS), which is situated in six locations throughout Arizona and Southern California, with its headquarters in Sun Valley. IMS is a 70-year-old family run metal distribution company with over 450 employees. Sherman is careful to combine his business acumen with social responsibility, a key mission of the School of Business. Aside from his busy business life, Sherman also serves on multiple boards, including the advisory boards of the USC Roski School of Art, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, Children’s Cancer Network in Phoenix, and, of course, Woodbury University School of Business’ Advisory Board.
Founded in 1913, Beta Gamma Sigma is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools, which are the top 5% of business school programs around the world. BGS members go on to serve in critical leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Members currently reside in all 50 U. S. states and more than 190 countries. Notable members include Nobel Prize winners, Olympians, inventors, CEOs of major global companies and nonprofit organizations, deans of the top business schools, and others who are making the world a better place at all levels of contribution through social enterprise, service, and leadership.