November 29, 2017 Melissa Lamar

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Thirteen Tunxis Community College business students and two business professors were inducted into Kappa Beta Delta, the honor society for business students, during a ceremony at Tunxis in November.

The new members of KBD, listed with towns of residence are:

Newly inducted Tunxis student and faculty members of the business honor society Kappa Beta Delta are shown at the college’s induction ceremony.

Andrew Albert (Wolcott), Connor Angers (Burlington), Lisa Calderoni (Bristol), Susan Caron (Bristol), Jacquelyn Corriveau (Meriden), Megan Fazzino (Southington), Madelin Gomez (West Hartford), Chil Liu (New Britain), Nina Mefford (Morris), Nicholas Petrucci (Plainville), Kathryn Schwartz (West Hartford), Molly Warnken (West Hartford) and Silvia Yannez-Solis (Bristol). 

Distinguished business professors Guy Beeman and Nancy Grassilli were also inducted for their contributions and longstanding commitment to the business program.

Kappa Beta Delta member institutions are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs to recognize the accomplishments of students in two-year business programs who are pursuing associate degrees. KBD also encourages students to promote personal and professional improvement and to lead a life distinguished by honorable service to mankind.

Mark Milewski, assistant professor of business administration at Tunxis, introduced the inductees and addressed the audience with remarks about KBD.“You, as a member of Kappa Beta Delta, will be expected to live up to the name of our society,” Milewski said. “You have already proven your ability to excel in your academics. However, this quality of excellence is one that you should continue to implement as a lifelong trait.”

Students and professors inducted into the society received their certificates and tassels to be worn at graduation.

“As your faculty, we have recognized each of you as a leader academically, but we also know that you will rise to inspire and lead beyond the classroom– in your community, in your next educational endeavors, and in your future business careers,” said Amy Feest, business administration program coordinator.

Since its founding in June 1997, Kappa Beta Delta has been affiliated with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs. The business program at Tunxis Community College received its initial ACBSP accreditation in June 2009 and received its Kappa Beta Delta Chapter, known as Delta Beta, in March 2015. 

To date, only 190 two-year institutions have been accredited by ACBSP, and only 76 have been awarded KBD chapters. In addition to earning a 3.5 or higher GPA, business students must have earned at least 30 credits toward their associate degree. 

The Tunxis business program, which has been accredited by ACBSP since 2009, offers a business administration degree with accelerated, online options that transfer to UConn, the Connecticut State Universities, and Charter Oak State College. The program also offers career certificates in accounting, business administration, finance, and marketing. For more information, contact Amy Feest, APR, business administration program coordinator, at 860.773.1631 or [email protected]. Visit the Tunxis website at