Sigma Beta Delta

Hartwick's Department of Business Administration and Accounting is a proud member chapter of theSigma Beta Delta international honor society Sigma Beta Delta.  Membership is by invitation only.  Selection criteria requires student members to rank in the top 20%, by overall cumulative grade point average, of our combined business administration and accounting majors.  Invitation to membership is extended to eligible students after the January Term of their junior year.  Additional invitations may be extended in the senior year to those students meeting the above criteria.  To date the chapter has inducted over 100 student members.

The chapter, also, has had the good fortune to induct Hartwick graduates and supporters as honorary members.  Traditionally these honorary members spend at least one day on campus engaging students in discussions both in and out of the classroom.  They provide an excellent link to "real world" experiences and have opened doors to employment and internship opportunities.

Additiionally, chapter members have received SBD recognition.  Ryan Twardowski received one of ten SBD fellowships in 2009-2010.  Bethany Lillie was one of 25 students selected from the SBD student membership to participate in the 2011 SBD Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA.  Chapter Advisor, Penny Wightman, was one of five advisers chosen as a mentor for the Conference.

 Honorary Members:
1997: Ann Fudge, then President, Maxwell House Coffee Company
1998: Geoffrey Smith, then President, Medical Coaches Inc.
1998: Linda Worden, then Director of Training & Development, At-A-Glance Inc.
1999: Bob Hanft, then COO & Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Inc.
1999: Harold Nelson, then General Manager, CArramerica
2000: Dick Clapp, then Vice President of Human Resources, Gannett Co. Inc.
2001: Ralph Walker, then Client Executive, IBM
2001: Ed Brozman, then Director, Hartwick College Trustee Center
2002: David Long, now President, Liberty Mutual Life
2002: Bonnie Nobiling, then Manager, Hartwick College Learning & Technology Center
2003: Stephanie Lavenberg, then Vice President, Fulton Financial Corp
2004: Douglas Willies, then CEO, At-A-Glance
2005: Dr. William Streck, then President/CEO, Bassett Healthcare
2007: Deborah Elam, then Chief Diversity Officer, General Electric
2010: Paul Johnson, then Partner/CPA, Johnson O'Conner PC
2011: Francis Rodgers, then Vice President of Marketing, IBM


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