Beta Omicron Students Recognized at Ceremony
Nine members of the Northern Essex Community College Beta Omicron chapter of the Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society were recognized with honors on Wednesday, April 25, during the college’s 31st annual induction and awards ceremony.
The awards, many of which were distributed during the National Meeting of Alpha Beta Gamma, highlighted outstanding achievement.
Among those honored at this year’s ceremony was former Beta Omicron Chapter President Winfield Field of North Reading, who received the Hausman Siegel Distinguished Award for exceptional chapter leadership. Field has been praised for his longstanding commitment to ABG activities.
Seven Beta Omicron members earned essay awards this year. They included were Timothy Miles of Salisbury, who received the Cornelia Blackwell Memorial Essay Award for his paper “The Importance of Teaching”; Sheri Carter of Methuen, who received the Dr. Mary Bone Essay Award for “What Alpha Beta Gamma Means to Me”; Heather Thomas of Merrimac, who earned the Keith Ulich Award for “Living Life to the Fullest”; Alyssa Pike of Salisbury who earned the Francis Cunningham Esq. Memorial Competitive Essay Award for “Ethics in Business”; Annabel Dryden of Haverhill, who won the Steve Perri Memorial Essay Award for “The Pros and Cons of Being an Entrepreneur”; Alora Mann of Haverhill, who won the Sophia Abeles Essay Award for “Learning”; and Joelvi Gonzalez of Lawrence, who received the Don Christesen Memorial Essay Award for “Work for Yourself – Don’t Have a Boss.”
The Eva Bobrow Medallion Award, which recognizes a chapter member who has made significant societal contributions, was given to Nidia Davila Ramirez of Lawrence. A second merit honor, the Muller & Norton Outstanding Leadership Award, was distributed to Outgoing Chapter President Timothy Miles for his exemplary leadership and devotion.
Also honored this year was the Beta Omicron chapter itself, which took home the Brooks College Golden Key Award for outstanding two-year college chapters of the Alpha Beta Gamma Business Honor Society. Beta Omicron was lauded for its excellence in the areas of community service, campus service, recruitment, and financial management. The chapter has won over 88 national awards since its inception.
Alpha Beta Gamma is an international honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among students of two-year business and professional colleges. Members of NECC’s local chapter must maintain a cumulative 3.0 minimum grade point average and exude strong moral and academic character.
The following students were inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma this year:
Karene Matoka Nana