Almost 100 new members inducted into GCU's Delta Mu Delta chapter

The Eta Chi chapter of international business honor society Delta Mu Delta inducted new members recently. Pictured are the inducted members, graduating student leaders and faculty.

Story by Evan Hoehne
Delta Mu Delta Communications Director

The Eta Chi chapter of business honor society Delta Mu Delta recently welcomed 98 new members at its spring induction ceremony, with 20 members taking the oath in person for acceptance into the society.

Dr. Merri Pedersen was the event's keynote speaker.

Co-advisor and keynote speaker Dr. Merri Pedersen, who is retiring at the end of the semester, emphasized how students should never stop learning, embrace failure and be a person of integrity.

The society added two Colangelo College of Business (CCOB) faculty to the team, economics professors Conor Magnuson and Dr. Alex Theisen. Theisen will be the chapter’s co-adviser next academic year.

The society also recognized six graduating student leaders for their contributions to the Eta Chi chapter.

New leaders who expressed their excitement for the coming year included incoming president Amber Baker, incoming vice president Jonathan Gilkey and incoming secretary Dawson Aaron.  

Delta Mu Delta recognizes academic excellence among students enrolled in business programs at GCU. Eligible students must have completed 24 CCOB credits and must be in the top 20% of students in the college.

Dr. Moronke Oke spoke of the growth of the Eta Chi chapter.

Eta Chi chapter members participate in community service projects and organize research colloquiums, and the society sponsors other campus events. The chapter has been active in the larger Delta Mu Delta umbrella since 2016 and was named Chapter of the Year in 2020. 

Faculty advisor Dr. Moronke Oke said one thing that has amazed her over the years is how the chapter has grown, from an increase in membership to the number of advisors to manage that growth.

“More importantly, we have witnessed an increase in value-added activities offered to members, alumni and the community,” she said, such as promoting academic scholarship through the Kevin McClean Research Colloquium and serving the community through blood drives and more.

“Our chapter … is one of the most active chapters among over 300 chapters. Each year, the student leaders are more dynamic and innovative, and they are very instrumental to the Eta Chi chapter’s success.” 

The Eta Chi chapter of Delta Mu Delta's student and faculty leaders at the recent induction ceremony for new members.

Kyle Reimer, one of the graduating student leaders, said, “The service projects have had a big impact. Habitat for Humanity and CityServe are key pieces in reaching out to the community.”

Added Pedersen of the students involved in the international business honor society, “They are committed to giving it their all. I’m so proud of the student leaders — they are going to go on to do great things in their lives.” 

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