MANCHESTER, Conn. (January 5, 2021) — The Alpha Beta Gamma® international business honor society at Manchester Community College inducted 50 new members in a virtual award ceremony on December 8.
Alpha Beta Gamma inductees must have a GPA of 3.0 and have completed at least 15 credit hours at the institution, with a minimum of 12 credits earned toward a degree.
The MCC chapter’s invited guests at the virtual ceremony were Dr. Fatma Salman, MCC interim dean of academic and student affairs; Dr. Mary Lou Vredenburg, associate dean of faculty; and Kenneth Sanders II ’17,’19,’20, an alumnus of the college’s business programs, who is currently a Pamela J. Craig Scholar at New York University Stern School of Business, where he is working on a bachelor of science degree. Sanders, a native of East Hartford, was guest speaker.
“Alpha Beta Gamma gave me the skills to excel in leadership roles and has given me an opportunity of a lifetime,” he told inductees. “It is up to you to take advantage of this opportunity as the next generation of bright students. Keep going even though I know times are tough. Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.”
Alpha Beta Gamma is an international business honor society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula. To achieve this goal, Alpha Beta Gamma provides leadership opportunities, forums for the exchange of ideas and the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Since its founding, over 65,500 students from accredited community, junior and technical colleges have been initiated into the society. Alpha Beta Gamma is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, and an affiliate member of both the American Association of Community Colleges and the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
Sanders added, “This is a special year for inductees because it is the 50th anniversary of Alpha Beta Gamma. I am so proud to be a part of this historic moment. But for now, this is your time to shine. Congratulations.”
Here is a list of the new inductees and their home towns:
|Denise Lois Harrison||Bloomfield|
|Mary E. Michaels||Bolton|
|Anthony Ortiz||East Hartford|
|Asia Cottingham||East Hartford|
|Christine Marie Lewis||East Hartford|
|Claudia Vanessa Murillo||East Hartford|
|Rolanda R. White||East Hartford|
|Jessie Ellen Kimball||Hartford|
|Kelsie K. Facey||Hartford|
|Tiffany Amandy Palmer||Hartford|
|Mercedes A. Mikkelson||Hebron|
|Elizabeth M. Baddeley||Manchester|
|Isis Murillo Bravo||Manchester|
|Jillian G. Babin||Manchester|
|Mackinly Michael Yorgensen||Manchester|
|Willie Lang Ferrell||Manchester|
|Diandra Davidson||New Britain|
|Trieu Thi Tran||Newington|
|Elizabeth Pazdziora||Rocky Hill|
|Courtney Ann Johnson||South Windsor|
|Molly Kennedy||South Windsor|
|Lindsey Joan Evelyn Murdock||Union|
|Jason R. Devin||West Hartford|
|Tiangye Aguilar||West Hartford|
|Dena Chance||West Suffield|
|Allison Lea Cormier||Willington|
|Gregory K. Hawkins||Windsor|
|Kenil Patel||Windsor Locks|
About Alpha Beta Gamma
Alpha Beta Gamma was founded in 1970 in Manchester, Conn., by a group of business professors. It has grown to an international business honor society established to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula. To achieve this goal, Alpha Beta Gamma provides leadership opportunities and forums for the exchange of ideas and the pursuit of continuing academic excellence.