Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Inducts Students, Faculty, and Community Member

Helen Caldwell, Group Vice President and Commercial Banker for Synovus, speaks after her honorary induction into Beta Gamma Sigma.

Each spring, the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) honor society at the Hull College of Business recognizes the top 10% of outstanding students, Professor of the Year, along with a faculty and honorary inductee.

The honors ceremony for the College’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma inducted 23 undergraduate and eight graduate students on Fri., Mar. 25, in the Dr. Roscoe Williams Ballroom in the Jaguar Student Activities Center.

Graduate inductees were Thomas Dobosz, Olivia Fraser, Nyle Grove, John Huggins, John Rudenko, Kurtis Wiggins, Laurena Wiggins, and John Erikson Yap.

Undergraduate inductees were Jason Ammons, Samantha Arounleut, Thailan Baker, Clara Bascunana de Miguel, Hannah Bourquardez, Krista Boyd, Chase Cory, Alexander Digby, Emily Enelow, Cassie Hardy, Brock Hoover, Matthew Little, Michael Mahoney, Emma Meadows, Cristina Mendez, Yarelies Paso Tagui, Mia Peace, Kenneth Poole, Jacqueline Prescott, Michelle Redd, Rebecca Ranieri, Mary-Paige Whyte, and Hope Williamson.

Each year, the class of inductees votes to honor a faculty member who is passionate about the success of Hull students and their future careers for the Professor of the Year award. This year, Susan Murray, Ph.D., assistant professor of accounting, was named 2022 Professor of the Year.

“Nobody embodies that more than you,” said Rudenko, language analyst for the U.S. Army and MBA student. “I’m very thankful for this professor helping me to pass the course, and pass it well.”

The Chapter selected Stacy Roberts, DBA, lecturer in management and marketing, as its faculty inductee for 2022. She is an alumnus of Augusta University, obtaining her BBA in marketing in 2006. She holds an MBA and DBA from Liberty University. Also, a Certified Executive and Leadership Trainer, Roberts operates her own coaching business, SMR Leadership Solutions, LLC.

This year’s honorary inductee into the chapter was Helen Caldwell, Group Vice President and Commercial Banker for Synovus.

“It is an honor to be associated with each of you and a part of this organization,” Caldwell told the inductees.

Caldwell is the vice chair of the Hull College’s Advisory Board. She began her banking career in 2005 in Charleston, SC, following an early career in hospitality. She spent 12 years in Treasury Management, where she developed and implemented Treasury Management programs for two community banks in the Augusta Market.

Beta Gamma Sigma, founded in 1913, is the scholastic honor society dedicated to principles and ideals essential to a worthy life as well as to a commendable business career. The chapter at Hull was established in 2006. More than 400 have been inducted into the society so far.

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Tim Rausch

Tim Rausch is a Communication Strategist in the Dean's Office at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.

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