Top business students invited to join international honor society

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fifteen Washington State University students earned membership into Beta Gamma Sigma, an international business honor society. Recipients are business majors within the Carson College of Business who rank in the top 10 percent of the baccalaureate and top 20 percent of graduate programs at schools accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an international organization.

Beta Gama Sigma award recipients
Pictured from left are: Erisa Toyoda, Hunter Haney, Jayme Montague, Tyler Bogh.

To be eligible for invitation, students must be a second-semester sophomores and rank in the upper 10 percent of their class; in the upper 10 percent of the junior or senior class; or in the upper 20 percent of master’s classes, after completing half of the program. All students who successfully defend their doctoral dissertation are eligible to join, as well as transfer students meeting the above criteria pertaining to their class, after completing the equivalent of one full year of coursework at the chapter’s university.

Students were inducted Nov. 6 at a recognition ceremony at Carson College.

The recipients from Washington, by city, include:
Bothell – Catherine Reitzel, Dustin Jacobs
Gig Harbor – Alayna Piwonski
Maple Valley – Ginger Cook
Pullman – Tyler Bogh, Hunter Haney, Jayme Montague
Puyallup – Kara Lane
Richland – Sierra Andrews
Snohomish – Nicholas Bruton
Vancouver – Courtney Braddock, Aaron Simpson, Bethany Souriyavong

Recipients from other states:
Mascot, Tenn. – Bradley Grindstaff
San Ramon, Calif. – Erisa Toyoda

With the expansion of accreditation by AACSB, membership is no longer limited to those who have studied in the U.S. or Canada. Beta Gamma Sigma has installed collegiate chapters and inducted students on six continents.

The students join an expanding worldwide network of more than 625,000 outstanding business professionals who have earned recognition through lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma. Only the best business students in the world, and the professionals who earned the distinction of “the Best in Business” during their academic careers, may claim membership in Beta Gamma Sigma.


Media contacts:

Sophia Gaither, associate director of Carson Center for Student Success, WSU Carson College of Business, 509-335-8285,

Sue McMurray, assistant director of communications, WSU Carson College of Business, 509-335-7578,