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photo of 2017 spring ABG inductees at DCC

Inductees for Danville Community College’s Iota Zeta chapter of Alpha Beta Gamma pose on the patio of Foundation Hall Friday evening.


Alpha Beta Gamma Inducts 31 Students


(April 3, 2017)  – Danville Community College presented the Alpha Beta Gamma, Iota Zeta Chapter (ABG) Initiation Ceremony inside Silverman Auditorium at DCC’s Foundation Hall on Friday, March 31. Professor David Bonebright and Professor Matt Nidiffer welcomed initiates, family, and friends to the event.


Inductees were students who are enrolled in a business curricula and who have met the rigorous academic standards for acceptance. Members of ABG proved their worthiness through their excellent academic work and their sincere interest in the advancement of business-related studies.


Alpha Beta Gamma is an international business honor society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among college students in business curricula at community, Junior and technical colleges. The society has over 65,000 members from 140 member colleges across 3 countries. Alpha Beta Gamma provides an opportunity for the development of leaders and service, an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for business scholars and the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. The lives of members, chapter advisors and supportive administrators have been enriched by the Alpha Beta Gamma experience. ABG exists to recognize the superior students in business programs.


Dean of Business, Engineering & Industrial Technology Jimmy Tickle spoke about what an individual or a group can accomplish when they set their minds to it and shared a very inspiring poem that has been sitting by his desk for the last 30 years by L.M. Hodges about how “life begins each morning.?


Tremayne Coleman, president of DCC’s ABG chapter, talked about the symbolism of lighting a gold candle, representing scholarship, which is the first ideal of the ABG society. The second ideal, presented by Jamie Wilkerson, chapter vice president, was the red candle which represents leadership. The third ideal, presented by chapter secretary Nicholas Hines, represents cooperation and was signified by lighting a white candle.


Chapter Initiates:

Marquise l. Barksdale                                     Josiah J. Bennet

Brian O. Bowden                                              Bradlee B. Bowers

Amanda Bowman                                            Darrell L. Bruce

Zachary W. Chandler                                      Maida Choudhery

Joyce V. Davis                                                    John D. Dixon

Ava L. Grant                                                       Bailey E. Harris

Cassie L. Hawker                                              Lindsey E. Hite

Cameryn P. Hughes                                        Marissa P. Hupp

Sandra S. Jennings                                           Kara D. Karnes

Felicia V. King                                                     Carla L. Llana

Amanda E. Lollis                                                Jamal L. Martin

Elijah Mitchell                                                    Kathy C. Murrell

Jesse E. Saunders Jr.                                       Kyle A. Smith

Shanae A. Smith-Jackson                              Nicholas R. Standen

Jonathan C. Tuck                                              Shelia J. Wilkerson

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