Touro Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta to Induct New Members

Date: April 25, 2012
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Gabe Kahn
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New York, N.Y. – Touro College will induct 15 students into the annual class of Sigma Beta Delta, Inc. (SBD), the international business honor society on Tuesday, May 1st at a ceremony at the Lander College of Arts & Sciences – Flatbush.

“These students have exceeded the requirements of their course of study and have displayed exceptional acumen and ability to apply theory to the real world of business,” according to Barry Bressler, dean of the undergraduate School of Business at the Lander College of Arts & Sciences – Flatbush (LAS). “They have displayed exemplary personal traits and are very cognizant of the ethical obligations of any business professional.”

This year’s inductees are:

From the men’s division: Israel Akerman of Brooklyn; Alan Berkowitz of Lawrence; Mordechai Hirsch of Flushing; Jonathan Kahan of Brooklyn; Tzvi Meisels of Lakewood; Shlomo Morgulis of Monsey; Phillip Popowitz of Flushing; Aaron Revere of Los Angeles; Eliezer Sklar of Cedarhurst; and Samuel Tennenbaum of Brooklyn.

From the women’s division: Tamar Gomez of Houston; Jennifer Herzka of Lakewood; Allison Kassai of Brooklyn; Batsheva Katzler of Brooklyn; and Ilyssa Moskowitz of Tarzana, CA.

The ceremony will take place in the student lounge of the Lander College of Arts & Sciences at 1602 Avenue J in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn at 5 PM. The inductees will recite a pledge based on the principles of SBD, namely wisdom, honor and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations. The keynote speaker will be Elliot Goldberg, an adjunct professor at LAS with extensive business experience and a member of the faculty involved in research projects and spearheading initiatives to improve the business department.

Membership in SBD is the highest national recognition a business student can receive at a college or university with a SBD chapter. It was established to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business, management and administration and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the upper 20 percent of the junior, senior or master’s class and be invited to membership by the faculty officers. Additional requirements are as follows: Students must major in any business discipline other than accounting (i.e. economics, finance, marketing and management); have an overall grade point average of at least 3.2 and a better GPA in the business subjects (although Touro only inducts those with a GPA of 3.5 or higher) ; have completed a minimum of 87 credits; and have high moral character.

The Lander College of Arts and Sciences in Flatbush, with separate divisions for men and women, is located at Avenue J and East 16th Street in the Midwood section of Brooklyn. More than 1,000 students are enrolled each semester at the campus. Encompassing more than 90,000 square feet, the campus was inaugurated in the spring of 1995. In September 1997, the New York State Education Department officially designated this site as The Flatbush Branch Campus of Touro College.