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Sigma Iota Epsilon initiates new members

The Elon chapter of the honorary and professional business fraternity recognized 26 new members for their scholastic excellence in management.

Twenty-three Martha and Spencer Love School of Business management students, as well as two members of the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, were initiated into Elon’s chapter of Sigma Iota Epsilon (SIE) during a Nov. 7 ceremony.

Sigma Iota Epsilon initiates 26 members.

SIE is a national honorary and professional fraternity that encourages and recognizes scholastic excellence, and promotes cooperation between the academic and practical aspects of management. Elon’s Theta Epsilon chapter was founded in 2011 and strives to recognize student achievement in the field of management and spread the importance of the major throughout the campus and community.

The Theta Epsilon chapter, which is advised by Assistant Professor Haya Ajjan, initiated 17 undergraduate students, six MBA candidates, two faculty members and one professional.

Initiates are required to meet national requirements of a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25 for undergraduate students and 3.50 for graduate students. New members must have also completed a minimum of 30 semester hours or one year at Elon, and have received a minimum of a “B” in one management course.

Sheila Tierney, vice president of product management for Ingersoll Rand, was the chapter honoree and keynote speaker. Tierney delivered a sincere and impactful speech about her journey to her current position leading a worldwide team of associates and engineers.

As part of the Ingersoll Rand’s growth plan, Tierney focuses her management and strategic efforts on three key areas: new product development, functional capability and supplier development. Her prior experience includes three years with General Electric as general manager of strategic sourcing, and 10 years with Navistar, where her roles included product manager of engine service, program manager for Ford accounts, director of service parts, and vice president of purchasing and logistics. Tierney holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Congratulations to the Fall 2016 SIE initiates:

Undergraduate Students

  • Adam Altmark
  • Jack Anton
  • Stephanie Bracket 
  • Fabio Pecoraro Brigag
  • Elizabeth Bulloch
  • Samantha Chilton
  • Stephen Cox 
  • Abigail Edinger
  • Madison Gazette
  • Ryan Gill
  • Juliet Hadley
  • Aidan Loftus
  • Marah Penn
  • Brianna Powell
  • Devon Spieker
  • Nicole Stober
  • Jessica Womack

MBA Students

  • Tom Chun
  • John Mikolaitis 
  • Daniel Moore
  • Morgan Oliver
  • Alice Pittman
  • Sarah Townsend


  • Joe Green
  • Mostafa Mesgari

Professional Honorary Member

  • Sheila Tierney
Jake Jimenez,
11/9/2016 3:50 PM