Kurpiel chosen for BGS Eastern honors Graybill LVC presents awards

By on June 4, 2012

Saint Joseph’s University’s Beta Gamma Sigma chapter inducted Reinholds resident Robert Kurpiel into its honor society during a ceremony on April 20. Saint Joseph’s University’s student chapter has also been recognized with the society’s 2012 Gold Chapter Award, competing against 504 chapters from around the globe.

Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is an international honor society for business students. Qualifying for membership is the highest scholastic honor a student in business can attain. To be eligible, students must rank in the upper 10 percent of their junior class, the upper 10 percent of their senior class or the upper 20 percent of their graduate class.

Students who receive a BGS award must attend colleges and universities accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph’s earned AACSB accreditation in 2000. Ashley Graybill of Reinholds has achieved the recognition of being on the dean’s list at Eastern University in St. David’s for the spring semester of 2012. Ashley is majoring in exercise science. She is the daughter of Kim and Cindy Graybill and is also a graduate of Cocalico High School. At Eastern University, she is a member of the women’s soccer team, the exercise science club president and an exercise science tutor. Lebanon Valley College (LVC) hosted the Sixth Annual Student Affairs Leadership and Service Awards Ceremony on May 3, where three local students were recognized for their efforts in the past academic year.

Denver residents and Cocalico High School graduates Kailah E. Buckwalter of Denver, Karen E. Holzwarth and Kirstin M. Lutz were named Gold Community Service Award recipients. This award is presented to students who have completed more than 100 hours of community service and have also completed a three-day residential service project.

Buckwalter and Holzwarth are sophomore digital communications majors; Lutz, a sophomore business administration major.

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