Students from Lincoln College’s MacKinnon School of Business were recently inducted into Sigma Beta Delta (SBD) International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration. Six students from the Lincoln campus Traditional program and thirteen students from the Accelerated Bridge to Education (ABE) program in Normal, were inducted on April 26.
Inducted into SBD were Allena Benninger (Lincoln), Samaya Haynes (Kankakee), Kennedy Lolling (Lincoln), Emma Ritterbush (Lincoln), Alicia Sator (Dawson), Saydey Shubert (Canton), Ashley Campbell (Bartonville), Valerie Cecil (Lincoln), Sylvia Escatel (Spring Valley), Gina Griffin (Leroy), Tiffany Kangley (Minonk), Karen McConnell (Normal), David Menold (Elmwood), Dynae Schmitt (East Peoria), Jessica Shepherd (Clinton), David Swanson (Dunlap), Kathryn Wallem (Bloomington), Jennifer Woodson (Normal), and Rachel Zimmerman (Eureka).
Acceptance of this honor signals to the world a student’s collegiate accomplishments and promise of future achievement. As SBD members, students join a prestigious group of academic and business leaders dedicated to the continual pursuit of meaningful aspirations. SBD membership conveys academic excellence and a commitment to high principles and superior achievement throughout one’s lifetime.
The ceremony was officiated via Zoom meeting platform by Dr. Jonathan Pierce - Division Chair of the MacKinnon School of Business; Dr. Diana Heeb Bivona - Assistant Professor of Business; and Aaron Hurley - Associate Professor of Business. Students’ family members and friends were also present for the induction ceremony. Also in attendance were Dr. David Gerlach - President of Lincoln College; Dr. Donna Bradley - Vice President for Academic Affairs; and Karin Wright - Interim Dean of Faculty and Instruction.
The keynote speaker delivered a stirring message to students. Kyle Risby, Principal at The Tjaty Group, inspired students to realize their words, thinking, and beliefs all matter as much as their actions! Their lives matter! Their life’s purpose matters! Uniting our thoughts, beliefs, and actions in the pursuit of doing good is a challenge we can all strive for.