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Beta Gamma Sigma and Awards Recognition

Each spring the McCoy College of Business celebrates the business students that have been invited to join Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS), McCoy College scholarship recipients and outstanding graduating seniors. In addition, the College recognizes BGS chapter honorees. The Awards Day Ceremony highlights the achievements of our students and the honorees in a celebratory event shared with family, friends and donors.

This feature takes the place of the Spring 2020 Awards Day Ceremony and includes all of the recognitions and awards that would have been celebrated on that special day.


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Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the International Business Honor Society that recognizes and honors top performing students from around the world in business schools accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It recognizes the top 10% of undergraduate students, top 20% of graduate students and all doctoral candidates that have successfully defended their dissertation at an AACSB-accredited school. AACSB accredits approximately 5% of business schools worldwide. There are more than 600 collegiate chapters, 32 alumni chapters and 13 alumni networks with lifetime members in over 190 countries. BGS was founded on and continues to promote the values of honor and integrity, the pursuit of wisdom, earnestness, and service.

At the recognition ceremony new members will hear the significance of Beta, Gamma and Sigma, and recite the new members' pledge that is found below.

Beta signifies honor...Honor is personal integrity and excellence of character. It is an enduring quality found in all persons who deserve to lead others.

Gamma signifies wisdom…Wisdom is knowledge tested by experience and tempered by discerning judgment. It abhors prejudice; it insists upon freedom of thought and expression.

Sigma signifies earnestness…Earnestness is enthusiasm measured by achievement, disciplined by reason and ennobled by sincerity. It is that dynamic quality which is essential for all great achievement.

Beta Gamma Sigma...For the best in business.


Beta Gamma Sigma New Members Pledge
I pledge myself to maintain and uphold the ideals and principles of Beta Gamma Sigma, the scholastic business honor society.
I will guard and cherish Honor;
I will strive ever to acquire Wisdom and use it for the betterment of
mankind;
I will cultivate Earnestness in all my undertakings.
As a member of the Texas State chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma,
I will recognize my obligation to assist and cooperate in the development of its purposes.
I will seek by all honorable means to advance the interests of the
University, of my community and of my nation

Congratulations Spring 2020 New Members!

Ricardo Alvarado

Philip Andrew Z. Aranas

Aaliyah Simone Armstrong

Katie Baggs

Harrison Bertsch

Alexandra Brace

Cynthia Katherine Bryant

Ryan Travis Buckley

Hayley Butler

Alexander Grigg Cannon

Emily Cantu

Alexandria Luisa Carter

Ian Cooper Cash

Karina Victoria Caudillo

Nicholas J Choate

Daniel C Crum

Kurtis Ray Cutler

Kiara Daniels

Aspen Dowell

Nicholas D Dunagan

Meredith Ellery

Aldo Garcia Cisneros

Israel Joshua Gordon

Kathryn L Groth

Raelyn Guajardo

Loryn Hardy

Nathan Robert Harris

Daniela Sofia Herrera Vazquez

Andrew Gordon Hobbs

Brittan Heath Howeth

Rylee Isken

Kaylie Koenen

Benjamin Larson

Levi Lohrman

Steven Don Long II

Brianna Belle Matherly

Alejandro Melchor

Cody Glenn Miller

Isabella Mitchum

Manal Momin

Peter A. Morales

Alexandrina Mostasharnia

Jorge Samuel Nassar

Hien Nguyen

Connor Ontiveros

Xavier Owens

Natalia Padilla Iñiguez

Courtlin Parisher

Shannon Parnham

Kobe Partlow

Aatman Patel

Tanmayee Routray Patnaik

Frank Andrew Pena

Dianna E Plant

Jeffrey Matthew Potter

Kayla Rice

Claudia Salinas

Cesar A Santos

Joe Savak

Mason Scott

Emily Stokes

Madeline Sy

Victoria Szeplaki

Lani Timmons

Michael Kar-Fai Trinh

Miriam Vazquez

Sean Venable

Leslie Olivia Venglar

Austin Q. Wollmuth

Beta Gamma Sigma 2020 Honorees

Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter Honorees are selected by individual collegiate chapters because of “distinction primarily in business and administration who possess those qualifies that Beta Gamma sigma fosters….”

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Dr. Denise T. Trauth, President, Texas State University

Denise M. Trauth became president of Texas State University in 2002.

Before joining Texas State, Dr. Trauth was provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English at the College of Mount St. Joseph, a master’s degree in journalism at The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. in mass communications at The University of Iowa.

She is married to Dr. John Huffman, professor emeritus at Bowling Green State University and UNC Charlotte. They have two daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Under Dr. Trauth’s leadership, the university has experienced its largest construction program since being founded in 1899; became a federal Hispanic-Serving Institution; was designated a Texas Emerging Research University; has been reclassified as an “R2: Doctoral University – Higher Research Activity” under the Carnegie Classification system, and moved to the FBS subdivision of NCAA Division I.

Dr. Trauth is a member and former president of the Austin Area Research Organization, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Research Institute, is a member of the Philosophical Society of Texas, and the Texas Legislative Conference Advisory Committee, is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' San Antonio Branch board of directors, and is former President of the Greater San Marcos Partnership. She currently is the vice-chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, is chair of the NCAA Division I Finance Committee, is a member of the Division I Administrative Committee and serves as the immediate Past President of the Sun Belt Conference Board of Directors. She also has served on the American Council on Education’s Commission on Women in Higher Education and serves as the presidential sponsor of that organization’s Texas Network for Texas Women in Higher Education.

Dr. Trauth has provided outstanding leadership and support for the McCoy College over her tenure including serving on the McCoy College Foundation Board of Directors.

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Howard N. Baker, President & CEO, Greater Texas/Aggieland FCU

Howard N. Baker graduated cum laude in 1986 from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in finance and economics. Howard has given many years of service to the credit union industry. For example, he served the National Credit Union Administration for 14 years in Alexandria, VA; in San Antonio, TX for Security Service Federal Credit Union for 15 years; and now holds the position as President and Chief Executive Officer for Greater Texas/Aggieland Federal Credit Union in Austin, TX.

Howard also is generous with his commitment to service focusing on education, homelessness and economic development. He has served a variety of community organizations on advisory boards and in leadership roles including Back on My Feet, the New Braunfels Economics Development Foundation, Ethics in Business San Antonio, Christian Financial Association of America, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Seton Home for Pregnant Women, among others. He has been a long-time member of the Texas State McCoy College of Business Advisory Board. 

The McCoy College has benefited from his involvement in numerous ways from his support for the Texas State 3-Day Start-Up program that helps guide entrepreneurs to his establishment of the Tommy Dee Seargeant/Greater Texas Federal Credit Union Endowed Scholarship for a McCoy College student. It was named after Texas State alumnus Tommy Seargeant, who retried in 2015 as Great Texas’ CEO after 41 years of service to the credit union, its members and employees.

2020 Outstanding Students

Each spring McCoy College and Texas State
graduate programs nominate outstanding graduating seniors who best demonstrate excellence in scholarship and service.

McCoy College faculty from each department nominate graduating seniors in recognition of their outstanding work and dedication to the McCoy College of Business. The Outstanding Undergraduate Students for 2020 are:

Accounting
Briesen Cooper

Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods
Angelina Nugent

Economics
Reginald Hebert

Finance
Trevor Graves

Management
Wendy Medina Sanchez

Marketing
Taylor Maiorka

 


The late Dr. Marvin Johnston, Professor Emeritus, worked diligently to develop an undergraduate degree in computer information systems (CIS) with a business emphasis. Each spring the CIS faculty nominate a graduating senior to receive the Marvin A. Johnston Excellence Award in Computer Information Systems. The 2020 recipient is:

Maxwell Hayes Martin


Each Texas State academic college nominates a graduate student who demonstrates excellence in professional service, scholarship, work-related experience, and career goals and objectives. The 2020 Outstanding Graduate Business Student is:

Jabria L. Gentry

2020-2021 Scholarship Recipients

Accounting Club Scholarship

  • Rylee Isken

Accounting Club Graduate Scholarship

  • Amanda Craig

Colleen & John Aspinwall Scholarship of Merit

  • Raegan Levias

CAROLYN BARKLEY SCHOLARSHIP IN MARKETING & ADVERTISING

  • Marcus Gleinser

RUTH & DAN BATES SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS

  • Emily Cantu

BILL J. BISHOP SCHOLARSHIP

  • Gabriela Castillo

BOGUTSKI FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Brianna Soto

CHARLES R. BRACY CPA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING

  • Giselle Gonzalez

DAVID BUTTROSS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kimberly Stone

THELMA O. & CHESTER H. BYRAM SCHOLARSHIP

  • Taylor Laque

CALLAWAY FOUNDATION PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Zach Andress

GARY & MARY ANN CARMAN UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jesse Sanchez

CENTURYLINK SCHOLARSHIP

  • Emily Langley

RICHARD & KATHY CLAY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Raelyn Guajardo

AUSTIN CONANT & KRISTIN CONANT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Blair Guentert

JAMES R. COOK CIS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Samantha Poag

THOMAS L. & HELEN E. COX SCHOLARSHIP

  • Robert Holeman

DANIEL & LUCY DAVILA SCHOLARSHIP

  • Alexis Carillo Lopez

DAN & CINDEE DISPENHORST FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Addison Gaetano
  • Hannah Solano

JAMES H. & HELEN S. DOTSON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Patrick Blanchard
  • Taralyn Wass

JODI & MATT EDGAR SCHOLARSHIP

  • Tyler Vitt

JOHN & MATT EDGAR SCHOLARSHIP

  • Tara Oltmann

JOHN & MATT EDGAR SECOND SCHOLARSHIP

  • Nicole Calvert

MILDRED R. ENGLERT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Ann Marie Huttenhower

DIANE EURE SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING

  • Jasmin Broussard

JACK EURE SCHOLARSHIP IN MARKETING & MANAGEMENT

  • Rosa Varela Salgado

EY SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING

  • Oghenerivwe Imarah

FAITH SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jessica Naranjo

JACK W. FARLEY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Maximus Nicholson

FARM CREDIT BANK OF TEXAS BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Faith McCoy
  • James Worthy

FENTON UNDERGRADUATE ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Rachel Hilsinger

JOHN & SUSAN FERRARI SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kenny Frazier

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Logan Row

JACK & DEBRA FURST SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jackson Willis

RALPH N. GASSMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Diana Martinez

WREN ANSELL GIESEN SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS

  • April Niles

FEDERICO & MARTHA GORBEA SCHOLARSHIP

  • Ricardo Pena

PAUL R. GOWENS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Aatman Patel

GAHCC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Edna Galindo Brambila

A. O. HAMON UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kimberly Stone

EUGENIE-MARGARET-ALLYSON HARTENSTINE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Daisy Lara

ROBERT A. HATCHER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kathryn Baggs

H.E.B. GROCERY COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Allana Bethel

HBSA- CECILIA TEMPONI SCHOLARSHIP

  • Joel Harris

LANA & WILL HOLDER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jill Fedderson

SUSAN & DAVID HOUGH SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS

  • Logan Row

BOBBY & MICHELEE KANZ SCHOLARSHIP

  • Hanh-Dz Duong
  • Valentina Medina Ferrer

KANZ-YARBROUGH FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jennifer San Juan
  • Blair Guentert

LARRY & ROBIN KAPAVIK SCHOLARSHIP

  • Nicholas Dunagan

J.C. KELLAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jonathan Simmons

LATHAM J. KERLEY UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jessica Naranjo

KIEHL FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kurby Helms

JODI & DARRELL KIRKSEY SCHOLARSHIP

  • Caden Brooks
  • Ryan Coker
  • Phoebe Duffy
  • Lisette Guevara

DEL D. KOLBE SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Crystal Rodriguez Mendoza

LAST PERSON STANDING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Zachary Bost
  • Andrea Baca Hernandez

DOROTHY JEWELL LEINNEWEBER GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP

  • Carolyn Cryer
  • Lauren Gocken
  • Sonja Regelman

HERBERT & JOHANNA LIEBSCHER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

  • Zinnia Miranda
  • Nicole Moffitt
  • Jacob Zuber

RONALD J. & AMY B. LIGHTFOOT FELLOWSHIP

  • Nicholas Jones
  • Limla Paul

KENNETH H. LONG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Cynthia Bryant

JESSE & BETTY LUXTON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Isabel Araiza
  • Jesus Curi
  • Emoline Gonzales
  • Giselle Gonzalez
  • Jarrod Langston
  • Justin Malcolm
  • Daniel Payan
  • Karson Ruiz
  • Emily Stokes
  • Cheran Taylor
  • Hannah Torres

MCCOY COLLEGE ADVISORY BOARD SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jasmin Broussard
  • Rachel Dzuik
  • Daisy Lara

MCCOY COLLEGE 50 FOR 50 SCHOLARSHIP

  • Dylan Amesur
  • Liesel Bass

NICK MEDLOCK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Alyson Ross

MARK A. MIDDLETON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jason Guerrero

BRUCE L. MOFFETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Emily Stokes

CATHEY E, & JAMES E. MOORE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Marco Guetierrez

JERRY L. MOORE PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Karson Ruiz

CELIA A. MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP

  • Chloe Gill

DR. ROSELYN "ROSIE" MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Hailey Paulk

HAROLD G. OLDHAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jorge Nassar

ROBERT J. OLNEY UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Ann Marie Huttenhower

DAN PEARSON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Daisy Obregon

DARRELL & BARBARA PIERSOL PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Noah Walker

PRESIDENTIAL UPPER LEVEL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Delaney Morton

OTIS G. REESE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Kayla Vise

ANTHONY & KAREN RIDOUT SCHOLARSHIP

  • Danielle Opperman

GINA LYNN BRUNNER ROBINSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Megan Schmidt

RALPH B. RUSHING SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

  • Gabriella de la Garza
  • Vanessa Verdin

V. HOWARD SAVAGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Andrew Madden

KRISTIN SCHOLER MARKETING SCHOLARSHIP

  • Sayamarie Davis

DEMPSEY SERUR BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Hannah Torres
  • Alex Trevino

DENNIS L. & DENISE T. SMART SCHOLARSHIP

  • Limla Paul

STATE FARM INSURANCE COMPANIES SCHOLARSHIP

  • Emily Cantu

STAN & JUDY STEPHENSON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Daniel Crum

NANCY WAGNER STUART SCHOLARSHIP

  • Alexander Saylor

STANLEY K. TANGER SCHOLARSHIP

  • Brandon Lerch

LAWRENCE E. & BONNIE NANCE TILTON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Matthew Kenney

H. C. VIVIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Olufadeke Adeniyi

  • Mubarak Alliyu
  • Liesel Bass
  • Jack Bittel
  • Alexandra Brace
  • Cameron Camacho
  • Cory Cogley
  • Amanda Craig
  • Caroline Cryer
  • Kiara Daniels
  • Bindu Madhavi Doddpaaneni
  • Rachel Dzuik
  • Tara Earle
  • Anna Elmore
  • Braden Garner
  • Madison Gessner
  • Lauren Gocken
  • Joel Harris
  • Ryan Harris
  • Jedidiah Jamerson
  • Daisy Lara
  • Addison LePere
  • Imani McDonald
  • Shaylah McVay
  • Peter Morales
  • Delaney Morton
  • Limla Paul
  • Roxi Reese
  • Sonja Regelman
  • Alexander Saylor
  • Craig Schenk
  • Elysia Smith
  • Brianna Soto
  • Sneha Varghese
  • Taralyn Wass
  • Arabelle West
  • Jared Younce

MARK L. WESTERBECK SCHOLARSHIP

  • Chialuka Ilechukwu
  • Joseph Zaniewski

GARY & MARY WHITTINGTON SCHOLARSHIP

  • Jorge Nassar

JEFF & PATTY WILLIS SCHOLARSHIP

  • Aatman Patel

MITCHELL WARD & PAMELA WILLS-WARD SCHOLARSHIP

  • Walter Arimokwu

LELAND WILSON SCHOLARSHIP IN MARKETING

  • Chris Lee

GUILLERMO A. WOLFF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

  • Natalie Gonzales

BRIAN WONG SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Jaden Cooks
  • Nickolye Essary
  • Brandon Howell
  • Zoe Justice

BRIAN WONG SCHOLARSHIP IN FINANCE & ECONOMICS

  • Phoebe Duffy

GARY V. WOOD SCHOLARSHIP

  • Caden Brooks
  • Andrew Christiansen
  • Sayamarie Davis
  • Bradli Hills
  • Chialuka Ilechukwu
  • Nicholas Jones
  • Kayla Rice
  • Jonathan Simmons
  • Noah Walker
  • Chanie Wingo
  • Joseph Zaniewski

DEREK & SANDRA ZUBELDIA SCHOLARSHIP

  • Daniel Payan