School of Business Inducts New Members into Honor Society

March 17, 2016
GMercyU School of Business Honor Society

Gwynedd Mercy University inducted ten new members into the National Business Honor Society, Sigma Beta Delta, on Tuesday, March 15.  The third induction ceremony for GMercyU featured remarks by GMercyU alum Jonathan Hogga. Hogga, along with GMercyU Business Professor Carlo J. Silvesti were also honorary inductees. 

Hogga graduated from GMercyU in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Hogga is now a Communications Consultant with Vanguard and founder of the RJ Hogga Foundation in memory of his father, Robert J. Hogga. The Foundation has raised more than $30,000 for the American Association for Cancer Research (AARC) and is heavily involved in raising awareness and educating people on pancreatic cancer.

"GMercyU helped prepare me for what it will be like in the business world. The expectation set in the curriculum set the standard for how I need to view the real world. As a young man, I never would have thought I would be where I am today. I work for a wonderful company and came from a wonderful university. Each course built a foundation that I use every day in all of my conversations," Hogga said.

The event is one of the highlights of the year for GMercyU's School of Business.

"One of our greatest tasks each year is inducting business majors into Sigma Beta Delta.  These students have exhibited tremendous academic effort in their studies and many are actively involved within the School of Business," Dr. Ralph Hoffman said. "It is always a wonderful occasion to recognize students for their scholarship, commitment, and service to the University community."

The students inducted into Sigma Beta Delta included Amanda Burke, Justin DeLuzio, Matthew French, Anthonia Keliojor, Noelle LaRosa, Steven Monsalve, Danielle Rainier, Kyle Ruch, Surya Syal, and Meiyu Xiong.