College of Business Inducts Beta Gamma Sigma Class of 2016

Nov. 7, 2016

CONTACT:    Dr. De’Arno De’Armond, 806-651-2490,

College of Business Inducts Beta Gamma Sigma Class of 2016


CANYON, Texas—The College of Business at West Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the induction of students and faculty into Beta Gamma Sigma for 2016. The International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma membership is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in an undergraduate or graduate program at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). 

Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is by invitation only to business students who have met explicit academic qualifications defined by the International Honor Society’s Articles of Incorporation combined with chapter requirements relating to active leadership and/or service-learning. Dr. De’Arno De’Armond, associate professor of finance and Edwards Professor of Financial Planning, serves as the chapter adviser. Student officers are Emily Gross, president; Romy Simeu, vice president; Jessica O’Brien, secretary; and Kelsey Pruett, treasurer. Jack Hayward is the 2016 distinguished business professional BGS inductee for West Texas A&M University.

Faculty members for the 2016 induction include David Clark, instructor of accounting; Dr. Robin Clark, clinical assistant professor of business law; Karen Cooley, instructor of accounting; Stephen Hayward; instructor of economics; Dr. Robert King, assistant professor of marketing; Lisa Lightfoot, instructor of accounting; Dr. Gary Sanders, clinical assistant professor of business law and accounting; Alice Upshaw, instructor of accounting; and Lynsee Womble, instructor of management. 

The students inducted fall 2016  are listed by hometown/country and major.

Kristina Brown, management
Matthew Brown, international business
Jenise Contreras, finance
Lindsey Ellis, accounting
Marc Ferrell, management
Meaghan Hall, accounting
Mary Hayward, economics
Matthew Johnson, M.B.A.
Kendayl Kirkland, finance
Joel Klein, accounting
Brianna Mills, accounting
Terry Montgomery, accounting
Cathy Murdy, management
Trang Nguyen, international business
Cindy Platt, M.B.A. - healthcare management
Kelsey Pruett, finance
Lester Rocha, finance
Baily Tupin, marketing
Steven Webster, economics and law
Sally Wright, accounting

Aurora, Colo.
Nitesh Jalan, M.B.A. - computer information systems

Zachary Grantham, M.B.A.

Jalyn Howell, economics and law

Birmingham, Ala.
Ricardo Ortiz, M.B.A.

Tingwei Adeck, M.B.A. - marketing
Rebecca Conner, accounting
Tori Drake, management
Lisa Simpson, accounting

Zhiyuan Cai, accounting
Min Jiang, M.S.- finance and economics

Clovis, N.M.
Kimber Harrison, marketing

Columbus, Ohio
Bryan Redic, M.S.- finance and economics

Robert Glenn, M.B.A.

Taylor Duncan, management

Johnny Gutierrez, accounting
Daniel Maratta, computer information systems
Sandra Ramirez, accounting

El Salvador
Adriana Duch Cordova, marketing

Olivia Schilling, finance

Folsom, Calif.
Penmetsa Raj, M.B.A. - computer information systems

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Tosh Junior, M.B.A. - computer information systems

Magali Moralez, Master of Professional Accounting
Cindy Moreno, Master of Professional Accounting

Brian Caughey, M.B.A.

Ekundayo Osho, M.B.A. - healthcare management

Niall Pratt, finance

Terio Bost, economics
Maria Jimenez, management
Lewis Palmer, general business

Chern Wen Hee, M.B.A. - computer information systems

Rebekah Holmes-Smart, M.B.A.

Rebecca Wilson, economics and law

Nitisha Aryal, M.B.A. - computer information systems
Raju Karki, M.B.A. - marketing
Ram Mainali, M.B.A. - computer information systems
Saru Pahari, M.B.A.
Bibek Pokhrel, M.B.A. - computer information systems
Smriti Thapa, M.B.A. - computer information systems

Olanike Ajayi, M.S.- finance and economics

Philadelphia, Pa.
David Paveletz, M.B.A. - marketing
Romuald Simeu, accounting

Pleasant Hill, Calif.
Dwain Botelho, M.B.A.

Pleasant View, Tenn.
Cassidy Moore, M.B.A.

Pedro Alfonso Lameiras Dos Santos, management

Perisha Milikich, finance

Somerset, N.J.
Khurram Shah, M.B.A.

Collin Evans, marketing

Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Algarni, Master of Professional Accounting
Khalil Aljuaythin, Master of Professional Accounting
Ali Alsiddiq, M.S.- finance and economics

Kordell Baker, management

Taylor Hurt, finance

Jessica Moore, M.B.A.

Chi Mai, M.S.- finance and economics

Vista, Calif.
Chelsea Cates Gatto, M.B.A.

Stephanie Vestal, management

Wichita, Kan.
Clinton Lee, M.B.A.
Kyle Noulis, M.B.A.

Wichita Falls
Jeff Mitchell, management