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HPU’s Sigma Beta Delta inducts 11 new members

Sigma Beta Delta 2017BROWNWOOD – April 27, 2017 – Howard Payne University’s chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society recently inducted 11 new members into its organization. Andrew Hansen ’08, construction superintendent for Trafalgar Homes, was the distinguished guest speaker for the event.

Membership into Sigma Beta Delta is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university. This year’s inductees were Emily Ball, senior from Midlothian; Taylor Bicknell, senior from Cleburne; Shawn Brody, senior from Round Rock; James Crow, senior from Brownwood; Jada Evans, junior from Killeen; Cody Hughes, sophomore from Harlingen; Julia James, junior from Brownwood; Ryan Mason, junior from Conroe; Riley Morrison, junior from Austin; Amy Villarreal, senior from Brownwood; and Jason Washburn, senior from Early.

“We have a great group of students being inducted this year,” said Dr. Debra Powell, chapter president and associate professor of business. “They are wonderful examples of the Sigma Beta Delta principles of wisdom, honor and aspiration, and I am looking forward to see what awesome things they will accomplish in their lives.”

Sigma Beta Delta was founded as a national organization in 1994 for NCAA Division III universities and is accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education. HPU’s chapter received its charter in 1999.

In addition to Dr. Powell, chapter officers include Dr. Jim Finch, chapter vice president and professor of business administration; and Mike Dillard, secretary/treasurer and assistant professor of business administration.

For more information, contact HPU’s School of Business at (325) 649-8704.

Applications are still being accepted for the fall 2017 semester at Howard Payne University. HPU offers a variety of financial aid options including the Heart of Texas Scholarship, which awards $60,000 to students from Brown County and surrounding counties. For more information about HPU, contact HPU’s Office of Admission at 325-649-8020 or by e-mail at enroll@hputx.edu.

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Cutline: HPU’s Sigma Beta Delta inducted 11 new members for 2017. Pictured from left: Andrew Hansen ’08, distinguished guest speaker; Dr. Jim Finch, chapter vice president and professor of business administration; Dr. Debra Powell, chapter president and associate professor of business; Ryan Mason; Taylor Bicknell; Shawn Brody; Amy Villarreal; James Crow; Emily Ball; Riley Morrison; Julia James; Cody Hughes; Jason Washburn; and Mike Dillard, chapter secretary/treasurer and assistant professor of business administration. Not pictured: Jada Evans.

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