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Business students chosen for national honor organization

April 14, 2005

Seventeen Coastal Carolina University business students were inducted Tuesday into Coastal's chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national honor society for business students.

Only juniors in the top seven percent of their class and seniors in the top 10 percent of their class who have earned at least 30 semester hours at Coastal are eligible for Beta Gamma Sigma membership.

Only institutions accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-The International Association for Management Education are eligible for a Beta Gamma Sigma chapter. This is the seventh year for the chapter at Coastal's E. Craig Wall College of Business Administration, which earned accreditation in 1998.

The students, along with their majors and hometowns, are:

- Erica Bittner, a junior majoring in resort tourism management from LaVale, Md.

- Patrick J. Brady, a junior majoring in accounting from Myrtle Beach

- Kelly Ann Brosnan, a junior majoring in marketing from Chicago, Ill.

- Dagur Eyjolfsson, a junior double-majoring in management and finance from Reykjavik, Iceland

- Jessica Eva Goeden, a junior double-majoring in marketing and economics from Grand Rapids, Minn.

- Christopher Alexander Halkowitz, a junior majoring in accounting from Johnson City, Tenn.

- Megan Elaine Hayes, a junior majoring in finance from Nichols

- Katherine Lorainne Jensen, a junior majoring in marketing from W. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

- Leilani Daytoya Johnson, a junior majoring in marketing from Honolulu, Hawaii

- Trent Paula Miller, a junior majoring in accounting from Keymar, Md.

- Brittany Nelson, a junior double-majoring in marketing and management from Highland Village, Tex.

- Petya Subcheva Nikolova, a senior majoring in finance from Veliko Turnovo, Bulgaria

- Borislav Vladimirov, a senior majoring in finance from Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

- Elizabeth Ann Parisi, a junior majoring in marketing from Myrtle Beach

- Bradley James Poston, a junior majoring in management from Conway

- Jason Mark Sedan, a junior majoring in management from Old Tappan, N.J.

- Katherine Elizabeth Watson, a junior majoring in accounting from Morristown, Tenn.