13 Tunxis students, 2 professors inducted into business honor society

Published on Sunday, 3 December 2017 20:09
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FARMINGTON - 13 Tunxis Community College business students and two business professors were inducted into Kappa Beta Delta (KBD), the honor society for business students, during a ceremony at Tunxis in November.

The new members of KBD are:

Andrew Albert of Wolcott, Connor Angers of Burlington, Lisa Calderoni of Bristol, Susan Caron of Bristol, Jacquelyn Corriveau of Meriden, Megan Fazzino of Southington, Madelin Gomez of West Hartford, Chil Liu of New Britain, Nina Mefford of Morris, Nicholas Petrucci of Plainville, Kathryn Schwartz of West Hartford, Molly Warnken of West Hartford, and Silvia Yannez-Solis of Bristol.

Business professors Guy Beeman and Nancy Grassilli were also inducted for their contributions and longstanding commitment to the business program. KBD member institutions are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to recognize the accomplishments of students in two-year business programs who are pursuing associate degrees.

KBD also encourages students “to promote personal and professional improvement and to lead a life distinguished by honorable service to mankind.”

Mark Milewski, assistant professor of business administration at Tunxis, introduced the inductees and addressed the audience with remarks about KBD.

“You, as a member of Kappa Beta Delta, will be expected to live up to the name of our society,” Milewski said. “You have already proven your ability to excel in your academics. However, this quality of excellence is one that you should continue to implement as a lifelong trait.”

Students and professors inducted into the society received their certificates and tassels to be worn at graduation.

“As your faculty, we have recognized each of you as a leader academically, but we also know that you will rise to inspire and lead beyond the classroom - in your community, in your next educational endeavors, and in your future business careers,” said Amy Feest, business administration program coordinator.

Since its founding in 1997, KBD has been affiliated with ACBSP. The Tunxis business program received its initial ACBSP accreditation in 2009 and received its KBD Chapter, known as Delta Beta, in 2015.

To date, only 190 two-year institutions have been accredited by ACBSP, and only 76 have been awarded KBD chapters. In addition to earning a 3.5 or higher GPA, business students must have earned at least 30 credits toward their associate degree.

The Tunxis business program offers a business administration degree with accelerated, online options that transfer to UConn, the Connecticut State Universities, and Charter Oak State College. The program also offers career certificates in accounting, business administration, finance, and marketing.

For more information, contact Amy Feest at 860-773-1631 or afeest@tunxis.edu, or visit tunxis.edu.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Sunday, 3 December 2017 20:09. Updated: Sunday, 3 December 2017 20:11.