Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business Beta Gamma Sigma induction and Awards student recognition ceremony


Image: Dolan School of Business award winnersThe top undergraduate and graduate students in Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business were inducted this spring into Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest national recognition a student in business can receive at a school accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB-International).

Invitations to join Fairfield's chapter of the honor society were extended to junior and senior Dolan School of Business students, and graduating master's students in the school on the basis of academic excellence and integrity, according to chapter president Mark Ligas, Ph.D., associate dean and director of Graduate Programs. The ceremony at Fairfield inducted the top 10 percent of students in the Dolan School's junior class, the top 10 percent of students in the senior class, and the top 20 percent of students in the various business graduate programs. Dr. Ligas presented the Beta Gamma Sigma honor cords with Cathy Giapponi, Sc.D., degree, associate professor of management, who received the annual Teaching Excellence Award at the ceremony.

In addition, Donald E. Gibson, Ph.D., dean of the Dolan School of Business, presented the following student achievement awards to an array of students, many of whom are Beta Gamma Sigma members:

Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
To the Student in the Junior Year with the Highest Academic Standing
Bonnie O'Callaghan

Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants Merit Award
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Accounting with the Highest Academic Standing
Gregory Burke

Deloitte Award
To the Student in the Junior Year Majoring in Accounting with the Highest Academic Standing
Phuong Nguyen, Gary Stetz

Institute of Internal Auditors Southern New England Chapter Award
For Scholastic Achievement in Auditing
Scott Rainaud

Blum Shapiro Award
For Achievement in the Accounting Program in the Sophomore Year by a Permanent Connecticut Resident
Gregg Pizzi

KPMG Award
For Academic Achievement and Participation in the Accounting Program
Lindsay Schmidt

Dolan School of Business Award in Finance
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Finance with the Highest Academic Standing
Aaron Chan, Michael Pagliuco, Phat Nguyen

Dolan School of Business Award in Marketing
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Marketing with the Highest Academic Standing
Angela Occidentale

Dolan School of Business Graduate Student Award
For Academic Achievement in the School of Business Graduate Program
Jenna Allegretto, M.S.A. James Ballanco, M.S.A. John Rotondo, M.B.A. Gregory Tanner, M.S.F. Tara Rubin, M.S.T.

Dolan School of Business Award in Information Systems and Operations Management
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Information Systems and Operations Management with the Highest Academic Standing
Vincent Camporeale

Joshua Greenberg Memorial Award
For Outstanding Achievement in Law, Regulation, and Ethics to a Student in the Senior Year
Anthony Caserta

Dolan School of Business Award in Management
To the Graduating Student Majoring in Management with the Highest Academic Standing
Breena Goldberg

Dolan School of Business Academic Achievement Award
To the Graduating Student in the School of Business with the Highest Academic Standing
Claudia Schupbach

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship
For Excellence and Achievement in the Accounting Program in the Junior Year
Patrick Deere, Frank Virgulto

Dolan School of Business Award in International Business
To the Graduating Student Majoring in International Business With the Highest Academic Standing
Kileigh Donoghue

Dolan School of Business Outstanding Research Paper Award
Dr. Xin James He

For more information about the Dolan School of Business, visit http://www.fairfield.edu/dsb/.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on July 5, 2012

Vol. 45, No. 2