Elon’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma inducts new members

The international business honor society recognized top-performing students during a May 2 induction ceremony featuring a keynote address by Christopher Craige, an executive-in-residence for the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, and award presentations to two faculty members.

Elon University’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma, an honor society serving business programs accredited by AACSB International, inducted new members during a May 2 ceremony in the LaRose Digital Theatre.

Membership in the honor society is the highest recognition a business student can receive. The 61 inductees represent the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes in the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business, as well as the top 20 percent of the graduating class in the MBA, MSBA, MSA, and MScM programs.

Raghu Tadepalli, dean of the Love School of Business and Beta Gamma Sigma chapter president, led the ceremony.

Keynote speaker Christopher Craige spoke to inductees about the purpose of business and ethical leadership. Craige is a recently retired U.S. Air Force Major General and today serves as an executive-in-residence for the Love School of Business.

From left: Assistant Professor Long Xia, Assistant Professor Thibaut Morillon, and Raghu Tadepalli, dean of the Martha and Spencer Love School of Business

The also chapter honored two faculty members – Assistant Professor Long Xia and Assistant Professor Thibaut Morillon – with the 2023 Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year award.

Xia joined Elon in 2020 after receiving his doctorate in information systems from Virginia Tech. His primary research interests include artificial intelligence, machine/deep learning and data mining/analytics.

Morillon joined Elon in 2019 after completing his doctorate in finance from the University of Missouri. His research interests include mergers and acquisitions, international finance, corporate governance, and real estate. Prior to his academic career, Morillon was a financial advisor at LCL Bank.

2023 inductees


Carly G. Angel
Shannon M. Berry
Katie Berthiaume
Craig D. Brandstetter
Collin P. Butler
Griffin P. Chase
Asia L. Cicciarello
Logan D. Coffey
Kieran M. Colasurdo
Kelly C. Degnan
Wil Eberhardt
Sami Engel
Cole Fauerbach
Taylor R. Gabaldon
Colin M. Gleason
Camryn J. Glendon
Gracyn E. Hann
Harry R. Healey
Trey G. Herenda
Kaleigh R. Kreimeyer
Blake Kessel
Jeremy M. Lazoff
Anna R. Lippert
Ainsley M. Marshall
Mackenzie E. Matyas
Olivia G. May
Beckett Schmeil
Ashland B. Sutton
Sofia C. Vietri
Sarah I. Whiting


Helene F. Bergere
Riley M. Corvin
Nicholas J. DeBrizzi
Emma G. Doherty
Chloe M. Draheim
Lotte Fox
Grace E. Hudson
Savannah B. Josey
Talon V. Kuestner-Burleson
Christopher Lee
Antalya P. Levin
Naomi C. Littenberg
Sheila M. Marcil
Elle A. McClung
Junzhi Meng
Drew E. Menscer
Zillion Z. Moe
Nick Morello
Gia Sorensen
Ash Watts
Ellie Wilson


Mary DeFriest
Alexa Lowey
Quinn Reilly
Faisal Sulman
Nathan Wyscarver


Matthias Delbove
Marie Fusca
Appoline Lartigueviell
Corbin Skaff


Margarita Kaprielyan


President & Advisor – Dean Raghu Tadepalli
2020-21 & 2021-22 Vice President – Meredith Mackenzie ’22
2021-22 & 2022-23 Vice President – Nicole Dischinger ‘23
2022-23 Vice President – Rachel Tammaro ‘23
2023-24 Vice Presidents – Logan D. Coffey and Elle A. McClung ‘24

Previous Beta Gamma Sigma Professors of the Year

2022 – Chris Baker
2021 – Danny Lanier
2020 – Adam Aiken and Brian Lyons
2019 – Hani Tadros
2018 – Steven Bednar
2017 – Patty Cox
2016 – Steve DeLoach
2015 – Jen Platania
2014 – Irana Scott
2013 – Raj Gupta
2012 – Linda Poulson