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Beta Gamma Sigma: Recognizing Business Excellence Program

The International Honor Society

Recognizing Business Excellence

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Anisfield School of Business | Ramapo College Chapter
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 6:00 PM


Induction Ceremony

Welcome Dr. Ed Petkus, Dean
Provost’s Comments Dr. Susan Gaulden
Presentation of the Chapter
Honoree Award
Dr. Ed Petkus
Induction Ceremony Dr. Ed Petkus, Dean
Dr. Mark Skowronski
Dr. Changhee Lee
Dr. Juan Cabrera
Professor of the Year Award Dr. Ed Petkus, Dean
Closing Remarks Dr. Ed Petkus, Dean

Beta Gamma Sigma
2021 Student Inductees

Junior Class

Fatima Bartel
Crystal Ceballos
Britani Chronopoulos
Steven Fiumefreddo
Seema Gurung
Michael Lalomia
Caitlyn Napolitano
Courtney Napolitano
Illiana Natale
Andrew Schoenberg
Matthew Wisneski

Senior Class

Paolo Miyashiro Bedoya
Louma Hannawi
Yuliya Lukava
Daniel Marchesani
Meghavi Pandaya
Marisa Scalabrini
Isabel Scipione

Master of Business Administration

Ross Crum de Groot
Marianna Goncalves Severgnini
Carlo Lalomia
Nixita Trivedi

Master of Science in Accounting

Shaun Currie
Keith Doherty
Dellise Otero
Brianna Otto
Amanda Sundberg


Professor of the Year

Jason Hecht

Professor Jason Hecht in front of booksJason Hecht joined Ramapo College in 1998 after working as a financial economist in the insurance industry for nearly eighteen  years. Since 2011, he has been the Convener of the Finance major and has served on numerous committees in support of the Anisfield School of Business AACSB accreditation efforts as well as Ramapo’s broader educational mission. In 2008, he received the Florence and Fred Thomases Award for significant and ongoing contributions to Ramapo College. He has an interdisciplinary approach to teaching his courses which include Corporate Finance I, Commercial Bank Management, Financial and Economic Forecasting, and Econometrics. His research interests include analyzing and modeling the interactions between firm-level finance, capital formation, growth and technological change. His numerous publications have appeared in leading finance and economics journals including Applied Financial Economics, Applied Economics, Cambridge Journal of Economics, Journal of Economics and Business, Banking and Finance Review, and the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter. From 2000 to 2008, he co-authored the 6 th , 7 th , and 8 th editions of Economic Issues Today. He has a BA in Economics from SUNY-Oneonta, an MA in Applied Economics from SUNY-Binghamton, and an MA and PhD in Economics from the New School for Social Research.


Chapter Honoree

James E. Jaworski’81,Esq.James E. Jaworski headshot wearing formal attire

Mr. Jaworski is a Partner with Wells, Jaworski & Liebman, LLP, a commercial law firm based in Paramus, N.J. The firm specializes in land use and planning matters, but also deals with litigation, real estate, business/corporate and tax, trusts and estates. James heads up the firm’s real estate department and routinely represents clients before planning and zoning boards throughout northern N.J. He is a member of the Anisfield School of Business Alumni Advisory Board, a Ramapo adjunct faculty member, a trustee on the board of West Bergen Mental Healthcare and is active with the Bergen Highlands-Ramsey Rotary Foundation. James was honored by the Ramapo College Foundation in 2008 at its Distinguished Citizens Dinner. He enjoys skiing, water sports and fine wine, and spending time with his family.


Beta Gamma Sigma

Founded in 1913, the first national honor society in business was a merger of three separate societies established to honor academic achievement in business at the University of Wisconsin, University of Illinois and the University of California.

             Today, Beta Gamma Sigma is an international honor society that provides the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate (graduate) program at a school accredited by AACSB International.

            The mission of the International Honor Society Beta Gamma Sigma is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the Society, and to serve its lifelong members.

             Beta Gamma Sigma’s objective include: 1) to encourage and honor high academic achievements by students of business and management through chapters in AACSB accredited business programs; 2) to foster in members an enduring commitment to the founding principles and values of the Society: honor and integrity, pursuit of wisdom, and earnestness; 3) to support the advancement of business thought and practice, to encourage lifelong learning; 4) enhance the value of Beta Gamma Sigma for students and alumni members in their professional lives and 5) advance the visibility and reputation of Beta Gamma Sigma

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