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St. Bonaventure business students inducted into three honor societies

Apr 04, 2014 |

The Induction Ceremony for three honor societies at St. Bonaventure University’s School of Business was held April 3 at the William E. and Ann L. Swan Business Center.

Dr. Pierre A. Balthazard, dean of the School of Business, gave the welcome, with remarks given by Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., university president. 

Beta Gamma Sigma is a national honor society for business and management programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Election to a lifetime membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest honor a business student can receive in either an undergraduate or a master’s program. 

The graduate student inductees into Beta Gamma Sigma for 2014 are Michelle Bailey of Arcade, N.Y.; Sarah Chase of Buffalo, N.Y.; Lucas Johnson of Port Allegany, Pa.; Jeremy Lons of Springville, N.Y.; Reed McElfresh of Olean, N.Y.; Cory Rickettson of West Seneca, N.Y.; Christopher Scott of Cuba, N.Y.; Larry Tosh of Allegany, N.Y.; and Chad Wanderlich of Hamburg, N.Y.

The undergraduate student inductees into Beta Gamma Sigma for 2014 are: Kaitlyn Anthony of Endwell, N.Y.; Jessica Emick of Portville, N.Y.; Rachael Hermann of Hamburg, N.Y.; David Paccapaniccia of Indiana, Pa; Grace Rooney of Syracuse, N.Y.; Sarah Shembeda of Olean, N.Y.; Darren Simons of St. Mary’s, Pa.; Matthew Socci of Fairport, N.Y.; Patty Thibodeau of Portville, N.Y.; and Steven Zimmer of Lancaster, N.Y.

During the ceremony, Rachael Herrmann was awarded a $1,000 scholarship, which was jointly presented by the School of Business and the National Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.           

Alpha Mu Alpha is the national marketing honor society recognizing and rewarding scholastic achievement of outstanding marketing students across the country. 

Inductees into Alpha Mu Alpha for 2014 are Frank Buscemi of Rochester, N.Y.; Peter Dolliver of Rush, N.Y.; Sarah Gaulin of Buffalo, N.Y.; Courtney Hoenicke of Mason, Ohio; Michael Iulianello of Webster, N.Y.; Megan Junker of McMurray, Pa.; and Lily Timlin of Amherst, N.Y.

Omicron Delta Epsilon is an international honor society honoring outstanding scholastic achievements in the field of economics. 

Inductees into Omicron Delta Epsilon for 2014 are Jesse Byrnes of Oakland, N.Y.; Joseph Covley of West Seneca; Peter Eller of Sayre, Pa.; Michael Felter of Webster, N.Y.; Christopher Mackey of Bradford, Pa.; Nickalaus Padlo of Peachtree City, Ga.; and Andrew Wartella of Oneida.



About the University: The nation’s first Franciscan university, St. Bonaventure University cultivates graduates who are confident and creative communicators, collaborative leaders and team members, and innovative problem solvers who are respectful of themselves, others, and the diverse world around them. We are establishing pathways to internships, graduate schools and careers in the context of our renowned liberal arts tradition. Our students are becoming extraordinary.     






Effective managers are strong organizers, planners, problem-solvers and motivators who can help a business or organization compete and succeed.

Management is an ideal major for grooming the corporate generalist. It develops decision-makers who are well equipped with a broad knowledge of all areas of business including accounting, business information systems, finance, marketing and economics. Management majors pursue a curriculum that emphasizes courses in these core areas.

They may also choose an emphasis in behavioral management (motivation, conflict, group dynamics) or quantitative management (statistics, models, computer simulations).

Four concentrations are available to management majors:
  • Family Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Business Management
  • Human Resource Management
Each concentration requires a major to take 9 credits as management electives. (See Curriculum & Courses page.)

Students may also minor in management. (See Minors in Business.)

Careers in Management

Management majors are well-equipped for career opportunities in a variety of businesses and not-for-profit organizations, such as human resources management, organizational development, production and operations management, sales and retail management; and supervisory positions in many fields including manufacturing, education, government and non-profit entities.

Other job opportunities exist in the areas of international business, purchasing, urban planning, health care administration, and plant management.

Additionally, quantitative and computer-related courses provide a solid foundation for careers in system analysis, business information systems, marketing research, and materials management and planning.

Faculty Research & Honors

    Jan 25, 2017

    John Stevens
    School of Business

    John Stevens, management lecturer, received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from Leadership Cattaraugus during the organization’s annual dinner in December. In presenting the award, board member Jesse Gugino stated that Stevens has given 13 years of dedicated service to Leadership Cattaraugus. Stevens was one of the founders of Leadership Cattaraugus, meeting monthly to develop the program starting in 2003 and launching it 2004. He served as the LC board president for many years, and has been a board member since the program was founded. He volunteers at the Opening Retreat, Leadership Day and serves on the Curriculum Committee. Gugino said, “John is a valuable asset to the Board of Directors, his tireless service and commitment to Leadership Cattaraugus makes him an outstanding candidate for this award.” Dr. Matrecia James, dean of the School of Business, gave the keynote address during the annual dinner and celebration that marked graduation day for Leadership Cattaraugus’ Class of 2016.

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