Date: Aug. 17, 2012
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PNC Student Earns Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship
Westville – Purdue University North Central student Heather Carpio was recently named a 2012 Sigma Beta Delta Fellowship recipient. She is one of only 11 fellowship recipients nationwide.
Carpio is a senior in the College of Business, with a concentration in Marketing. “Faculty throughout the College have a very positive view of her,” said Dr. E. Anne Christo-Baker, PNC assistant professor of Organizational Behavior and Leadership. “She is an excellent student, conscientious and hardworking.”
Sigma Beta Delta is a national Honor Society for students in business, management and administration. There are more than 230 chapters nationwide. Membership is based on class rank, with students required to be in the top 20 percent of the class academically, as well as the positive recommendation of the College of Business faculty.
The fellowship application also asked Carpio to submit an essay discussing her academic strengths and challenges, significant life experiences, community involvement, personal accomplishments, leadership qualities, educational and career goals and asked her to include how her future plans support Sigma Beta Delta's purpose "to encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to mankind."
Outside the classroom, Carpio volunteers with various community projects and organizations including the Red Cross, Riley Hospital for Children, World Vision and the United Way.
Christo-Baker serves as president of the PNC Sigma Beta Delta Chapter; Pat Jacoby, associate professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship is the vice-president and Derek Bjonback, associate professor of Business and Economics is treasurer.