May 03, 2007

Students inducted into marketing honor society

by Sun Min


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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The National Marketing Honor Society, Mu Kappa Tau, recently inducted select Southern Illinois University Carbondale College of Business and Administration students.

Last week, John H. Summey, Mu Kappa Tau member and associate professor of marketing, inducted marketing students Danielle DeSmith of Atkinson, Joni Gass of West Frankfort, Autumn Rahming of Murphysboro, Jenny Randolph of Benton, Zachary Schrader of Rock Island and Matthew Siemer of Effingham.

Only upper-level marketing majors are eligible for membership in the honor society. Juniors must rank in the top 10 percent of their university-wide class, while seniors and graduate students must rank in the top 20 percent, all of whom must have an overall cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.

Mu Kappa Tau is the only marketing honor society to offer both international recognition and chapter affiliation to its members. Founded by members of Pi Sigma Epsilon in 1966, the society recognizes academic excellence and encourages individuals to seek a lifelong commitment to an exceptional standard of ethics and achievement within the marketing discipline. Associated with more than 90 colleges and universities, Mu Kappa Tau's membership tops 11,000.

U.S. News & World Report ranks SIUC College of Business and Administration among the top 100 public business colleges nationwide. The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees – one of only three public institutions in Illinois to do so.

Caption: New members – John H. Summey, associate professor of marketing, poses with newly inducted members of Mu Kappa Tau, the National Marketing Honor Society. From left to right, Matthew Siemer, Joni Gass, Autumn Rahming, Danielle DeSmith and Zachary Schrader.