UHV Gamma Beta Phi chapter inducts new members

SUGAR LAND – The University of Houston-Victoria chapter of the Gamma Beta Phi Society honor and service organization recently inducted 46 new members.

Gamma Beta Phi

Chapter President John White, a senior business major with a focus in healthcare administration, greeted the new inductees and introduced various presenters at the University of Houston System at Sugar Land, where UHV offers many of the programs. Several Gamma Beta Phi officers recited the Coat of Arms, Code of Ethics, and the objectives, expectations and retention standards of the society.

David Satava, a UHV business professor and the chapter’s adviser, reflected on the organization and the importance of a person’s character. The guest speaker was Dick Phillips, UHSSL associate vice chancellor.

The new inductees were formally initiated by reciting the membership pledge given by White. Simultaneously, at UHV’s campus in Victoria, Vice President Rick Navarro and Interim Secretary Christy Esse inducted 18 new Gamma Beta Phi members. After the ceremony, the new members and their families went to a reception held in their honor. This was an opportunity for the inductees to get acquainted with current members.

To be eligible for the Gamma Beta Phi Society, students must be enrolled in a UHV degree program, have completed at least 12 credit hours of course work with a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher, and be committed to excellence in education, good character and service.

The new members and their hometowns are:

Sarah Ritchea
Grady Trew Jr.

Deer Park
Robert Perez

Whitney Damborsky

El Campo
Amy Driscoll

Carrie Cannon-Winter
Kinnari Hoover
Celestine Metuassalol
Kim Smallwood
Teresa Sturm

Wanda Easter
Adrienne Gilpin
Robert Gilpin
Jacqueline Harrison
Athena Reed
Janis Rougeau
Anitra Wilson
Jessica Zabala

La Ward
Cynthia Armstrong

Jordan White

Port Lavaca
Frances Farias

Mason Gibson
Tracie Pryor

Kuristeen Turner

Sugar Land
Travis Barnhill
Cinthya Guerra
Thomas Higginbotham
Allison House
Donald Smith
Mandian Wei
Tanya Williams

Kathy Gyllenband

Claudia M. Acree
Monica Blackmon
Laurie Srubar Bubela
Amy Cuevas
Judy Ford
Nicole Garcia
Sarah Gonzales
Lindsay S. Hedding
Clyde W. Jones
Sara Marek-Serrano
Jesus A. Ruiz
Yasmina Judith St. Jean
Shannan L. Stockton

Out of State
Joseph Armour, Fayetteville, Ark.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler