Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Inductees

The School of Business and Economics inducted 16 students and one faculty member into Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Associate Professor of Economics, Dr. William Breffle, was the first economist to be inducted in 27 years. He proudly says being inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) Honor Society ranks in his top five professional achievements. According to Breffle, “What makes this really special is that I am an economist, not a business professor, and BGS is a business honor society. To be nominated by the business students and the SBE really shows an understanding of the importance economics plays in the business world.”
Breffle ranks this BGS honorary induction right up there with being solicited to do a grant for NASA.
He notes, “Economists are often not inducted at most universities due to the discipline falling within arts and sciences departments. At MTU, business and economics have a unique symbiotic relationship, and that relationship made this great honor possible for me.”
Congratulations to all inductees!

MBA: Brent Baltus, Tracey Bershing, Daniel Schlais, and Claire Wiitanen
MS in Accounting: Nolan Hill
Seniors: Lucas Grulke, Amanda Kloepfer, Erin Lipp, and Kylie Muonio
Juniors: Dusty Armbruster, Kyle Blaedow, Connor Green, Haley Hall, Taylor Hedmark, Joe Platz, and LeAnn Schaefer
Faculty Honorary Inductee: William Breffle
Michigan Tech BGS Chapter Advisor: Sheila Milligan

Sheila Milligan and Bill Breffle
Milligan, senior lecturer in accounting, congratulates Breffle, associate professor of economics, on his honorary induction into Beta Gamma Sigma.

Michigan Technological University is a public research university founded in 1885 in Houghton, Michigan, and is home to more than 7,000 students from 55 countries around the world. Consistently ranked among the best universities in the country for return on investment, Michigan’s flagship technological university offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, computing, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and the arts. The rural campus is situated just miles from Lake Superior in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, offering year-round opportunities for outdoor adventure.