Jack Boyce ’81 Addresses New Sigma Iota Epsilon Inductees
The Girard School’s chapter of Sigma Iota Epsilon, the national honorary and professional management fraternity, has added 68 new members – sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students.
The inductees represent the top-ranked management students in their school. Undergraduates must have at least a 3.25 GPA, graduate students a 3.5.
“They work hard in their classes and inviting our best and brightest students to join this prestigious organization is a real privilege,” said Jane Parent, a management professor and faculty adviser to Merrimack’s SIE chapter since its inception in 2012. “Sigma Iota Epsilon is a great way for our students to connect with each other as well as our vibrant business community.”
Inductees included nine Master’s of Science in Management students, 13 seniors, 27 juniors and 19 sophomores.
Five students were recognized with an Excellence Award, since they had been inducted in 2012 as undergraduates and qualified again this year with a higher GPA as graduate students. They are Michael Gambardella, Jordan Jean, Kelsey Mason, Susan Pereira and Alyssa Wertz.
The Merrimack chapter, Alpha Xi, will have new officers for the 2013-14 academic year, who are responsible for organizing events such as alumni panels, outreach efforts and fundraisers. The officers will be co-presidents Daniel Holland ’14 and Alyssa Rollins ’13 (who will stay at Girard to complete her Master’s of Science in Management), vice presidents of events Ariel Eromin ’14 and Christina Leone ’14, vice president of outreach Keaira Perry ’14 and secretary/treasurer Justin Mansfield ’14.
Officers for 2012-13 were co-presidents Emily Lyall ’13 and Rollins, vice president of events Jessica Enaire ’13, vice president of fundraising Matthew Hanafin ’13, vice president of outreach Brett Julian ’13 and secretary/treasurer Meghan Richard ’13.
“It’s very rewarding to be an officer, to plan the events for SIE and be a part of the initiation of new members,” said Rollins. “Maintaining the GPA requirement meant putting 100 percent effort toward class work and projects.”
Students and their families attended the spring initiation ceremony and reception in the Rogers Center.
Jack Boyce ’81 delivered the keynote address. Boyce is head of U.S. distribution for Standard Life Investments, a Scottish asset management company, and formerly was co-head of global institutional sales at PineBridge Investments and senior vice president at GE Asset Management.
The Rev. Ray Dlugos, Merrimack’s vice president for mission and student affairs, offered the opening and closing prayers.
SIE encourages and recognizes scholastic excellence and promotes cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management. To learn more about SIE, visit http://www.sienational.com/.