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Oct. 22, 2004

Business Students Attend National Conference
By Kari Johnson
UW-RF New Bureau

Two UW-River Falls students in Sigma Beta Delta, an international academic business honor society, accompanied College of Business and Economics Dean Barbara Nemecek and SBD advisor, Mary Ticich, to the 2004 Triennial Convention held in Fort Worth, Texas Oct. 15-17.

Students Matt Schuelke, a business administration major from Glidden, Wis., and Steve Schurhamer, an accounting major from Stillwater, Minn., were selected by the UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics faculty and Ticich to attend the prestigious conference.

"It is an honor for our students to be selected to go to this international conference," says Nemecek. The conference also exposed the students to new issues of student leadership, says Nemecek.

Conference participants listened to distinguished speakers in a range of business fields including Tim Sear, the current chairman and chief executive officer of Alcon Labs to Holly Gathright, senior director of recruitment and employment at RadioShack, Inc.

Students are selected and invited to join Sigma Beta Delta by CBE faculty. To be eligible, students must rank in the upper 10% of their junior, senior or graduate class.

The purpose of SBD is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business management and administration, encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement, and recognize honorable service to society.


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