The School of Business held its award and graduation ceremony, which featured the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society induction ceremony, distribution of the school academic and service honor awards, and recognition of students who are graduating in May and December. In May 2012, 17 students were inducted into the Honor Society, eight students received the Academic Award and seven students were presented the Outstanding Student Service Award. David Farbaniec and Daniel Sistarenik were inducted as honorary members into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society. In addition, Professor Shuguang Liu, Professor Joel Neuman, and Professor Surinder Tikoo received the Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Teaching Award, and Distinguished Research Award, respectively. Debbie Loucks received the Staff Service Award.
In order to be nominated for membership in the Honor Society, undergraduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and have fulfilled specific credit requirements. Graduate students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.8 and have completed 24 credits towards their graduate degree. The Academic Award is presented to graduating students, both undergraduate and MBA, who have an overall GPA of 3.8 or higher (summa cum laude). The Outstanding Student Service Award is presented to graduating students, both undergraduate and MBA, who were nominated by a professor because they have demonstrated outstanding leadership and/or otherwise contributed significantly to the School and/or University.
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