KBD initiates 3.14.2014Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) is the only Business honor society for Associate Degree schools. To earn a Kappa Beta Delta chapter, the school must be accredited Business Program Accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Skyline College is the first associate degree school in California to earn this prestigious accreditation. Our chapter is the first in California thus it is the Alpha Beta Chi Chapter.

Membership in KBD is offered to Skyline College students who have completed a minimum of 15 units with an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher and completed at least three courses in one of the business majors. Student transcripts will denote KBD membership, recognized at graduation, and members are eligible to apply for KBD International scholarships. Skyline College also has one scholarship for a KBD member.

Dean of Business, Education and Professional Programs, Donald Carlson greeted the new initiates and welcomed them to the society. Twenty-four students and one faculty were inducted March 13, 2014 into membership. Student inductees are: Maria Arquette, Hay Mon Aung, Ramzy J. Azar, Connie Corazon Bandola, Etienne Boutan, Rocky C. Branch, Jonathan Chan, Avinash Chand, Lisa Lin Chen, Alyssa Danielle Diaz, Ingrid Shalom Diaz, Sergio D. Foti, James Edward Frier, Thin Ranant Kyine Lain, Linda Lee, Dominic Gustavo Lucio, Chase Mahan, Kevin Christopher Mahr, Joseph Mendoza, Hninn Yu Mon, Yee Mon Oo, Alia Saba, Brian Tilton, Miguel Velasco. Faculty member Soledad McCarthy was also inducted.

Congratulations to our Skyline College scholars and welcome to the society. Skyline College KBD chapter offers leadership and service opportunities for members.

Article by Linda Whitten