Graduate School of Management to Induct 46 Students into Prestigious Academic Honor Society

Clark’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) will recognize 46 students to be inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the international honor society exclusively for business programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – on May 19, on the college’s main campus.

Beta Gamma Sigma is a prestigious national honor society that recognizes and promotes scholarship in business. Membership is the highest recognition a business student can receive in a program accredited by AACSB International. Beta Gamma Sigma has just 500 collegiate chapters in the United States and around the world. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree business administration program or the MBA, masters in accounting, or master’s in finance program. Only those ranked in the top 10 percent of the undergraduate/BA program, or the top 20 percent of a master’s program, are eligible for membership.

This year’s Beta Gamma Sigma 2016 Chapter Honoree is John T. Andreoli, MBA ‘00, President and CEO of Sullivan Insurance Group in Worcester. Mr. Andreoli earned his MBA from the Graduate School of Management, his bachelors in economics from the College of the Holy Cross, and completed the Owner President/ Manager Executive Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.

Mr. Andreoli has served the Worcester region for years, including stints as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Saint Vincent Hospital/Worcester Medical Center from 2000-2004 and as a Trustee from 1997-2013. He served as 2003 Campaign Chair for the United Way of Central Massachusetts and as Director from 2002-2006. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Unibank for Savings (Executive Committee), Salmon Health & Retirement and Reliant Medical Group, and is an important member of the GSOM Advisory Council. Mr. Andreoli is also a six-time super bowl-winning coach at St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury.

Clark’s students to be inducted include:

Undergraduate Juniors: Samuel Balian, Yuanzheng Chen, Haley Smith.

Undergraduate Seniors: Nicole Curbelo, Gabrielle Paolini – second recognition, Nga Pham, and Jacob Simmons – second recognition.

Graduate Students: Benjamin Banister, Jacquelyn Burmeister, David Carpino – second recognition, Kai Chen, Tyler Collins, Jana Dankova, Patricia De Carvalho – second recognition, Yuan Fu, Sergio Guindo, Yuehe Hong, Zhengru Hong, Xiaofan Ji, Bo Jin, Emily Kates – second recognition, Georgia Lawrence, Mi Ga Lee, Hanzhen Li, Tian Li, Zhuo Li, Rui Luo, Bissmillah Maiwand Akbari, Robin Miller, Sushan Modak, Ru Ning, Monica Phung, Wei Qi, Matthew Reardon, Edward Snook, Jun Sun, Catherine Walline, Zhixin Wang, Ruby Woodside, Binghan Wu, Fengkai Wu, Nan Yang, Huiying Zhao, Chengda Zheng, Xingyu Zheng, and Jing Zou.

Also honored for their leadership and service were five GSOM students, who received special recognition:

The William ’53 and Agnes Hausrath Leadership Award: Karan Gangwani, Suaida Firoze, Celia Ringland.

The Morton H. ’51 and Vivian B. Sigel Endowed Fellowship Award: John Richards

The Morton H. ’51 and Vivian B. Sigel Undergraduate Management Award recipient: Jacob Simmons