CSUSB selected for chapter operation

by Kenneth Johnson | Staff Writer |

The Entrepreneurship Honor Society of Sigma Nu Tau has approved CSUSB as the third university in the United States to have an operating chapter of its honor society.

The initiation ceremony took place on Nov. 10 with 10 students and three faculty members inducted as the founding charter members at CSUSB.

“When looking for members we look for individuals who exhibit honor, integrity, and strong entrepreneurial spirit along with the grade requirements,” said a Sigma Nu Tau rep from a CSUSB press release.

The event was held in the upper commons as J. Church, the president and executive director of Sigma Nu Tau presented the charter to CSUSB.

According to the same pr, the students who were inducted were Johnny Bell, Moreno Valley; Cheng

Chun-Shen and Jose Navarette, San Bernardino; Alejandro Cisneros and Gareth Pronovost, Riverside; Ashley Patnode, Highland; Yukasa Shida, Redlands; Edwin Stone, Victorville; Tara Nichole Ventura, Yucaipa; and Rachel Wolfinbarger, Rancho Cucamonga.

The faculty members who were inducted were  Michael Stull, a professor of entrepreneurship and director of the CSUSB Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship; Monica Brule, director of the Integrated Technology Transfer Network program; and Isaura Flores, an assistant professor of entrepreneurship.

The benefits these inductees will inherit are long-term membership, a congratulatory letter with an Honor Society pin and discounts from various companies.

Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship Honor Society was established at Plattsburgh State University in New York in 2009.

Sigma Nu Tau’s mission is to help encourage entrepreneurship and spread its studies and principles to upcoming inspired students. They strive to provide networking opportunities for students to meet with other entrepreneurial professionals and opportunities

“We, as students, should get involved with opportunities like this it will look good on our resumes post-graduation,” said student Deandre Lester.

In order for a college or university to be eligible for a chapter at their school they would have to offer a major in entrepreneurship, small business management or a related major with an emphasis on entrepreneurship.

Once an institution petitions for and receives its charter, then it can begin to induct students, faculty and entrepreneur members into its chapter.

If interested in joining the Entrepreneurship Honor Society the undergraduate students have to be in their junior or senior years and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

The graduate students can join if they have completed 50% of their program and have a 3.5 or higher GPA.

For more information about the Sigma Nu Tau Entrepreneurship you can contact Mike Stull at mstull@csusb.edu or Paul Kirwan at pkirwan@csusb.edu.

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