Alyssa Oswald of New Tripoli and Cailin McCullion of Nesquehoning, were among 73 business students at Misericordia University recently inducted into the MU Chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta International Business Honor Society during an induction ceremony in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall at the university in Dallas, Pa.

"Being inducted into the international honor society recognizes the academic achievements of our talented business students,'' said John Sumansky, Ph.D., chair of the business department. "This honor also is significant because these students are living examples of what the business program means when it talks about excellence, service, honor and dedication to the business profession.''

The honor society's purpose is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students majoring in business, and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

In order to be eligible for membership in Sigma Beta Delta, candidates for bachelor's and master's degrees in business must rank in the top 20 percent of their class at the time of invitation and also must have completed at least half of the degree program in which they are enrolled. While almost 300,000 students worldwide receive bachelor's degrees or master's degrees in business each year, only about 4,000 are inducted and receive lifetime membership in Sigma Beta Delta.