(CMR) Seven graduate students and ten undergraduate students from the International College of the Cayman Islands were inducted into Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society on Sunday, October 17, at the George Town Yacht Club.
ICCI celebrates the achievement of the students as the institution recognizes that “earning a degree is challenging, period. Earning a degree while earning the grades that qualify a student to be inducted into an honor society is more than challenging. It is a feat that is not achieved by most.”
Sigma Beta Delta was created in 1994 to honor high achieving baccalaureate and graduate degree students in business, management, and administration. It has established 425 chapters in 45 states in the U.S. and internationally while inducting over 85,000 members.
In June 2016, the International College of the Cayman Islands was selected to be a chapter of the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, the first university-level international honor society to be established at ICCI and believed to be the first in the Cayman Islands.
To qualify, undergraduate students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and be at the top 20% of the class. Graduate students must have at least a 3.5 GPA and be in the top 20% of the class. No one in this group of inductees had below 3.18 GPA.
Since 2016, 43 students in total have been inducted, giving them a lifetime membership to include on their resumes, networking and internship opportunities, possible scholarships, and a lapel pin, medal, and honor cord to wear at graduation.
The inductees were inspired by keynote speaker, Julio Ramos, ICCI alum, Sigma Beta Delta member, adjunct lecturer, and General Manager for the National Housing Development Trust, a not-for-profit entity of the Cayman Islands Government that provides affordable housing programs for Caymanians. He encouraged students to “see problems as opportunities, and in so doing, turn them into success stories.”
Dr. Aleza Beverly, Dean and Chief Academic Officer stated:
“Next to graduation, this is the most exciting event at ICCI where we get to celebrate the best and the brightest for their academic achievement.”
The International College of the Cayman Islands proudly presents the 2021 Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society Members:
Kristie Archer Donique Brooks
Sabena Dalmage-Plummer Nacelia Hull
Steve Miller Misha Powell
Erica Bosch-Bone Kiarrah Hayden
Mekeda Haynes Doran Kelly
Vanessa Scott-Banks Marteca Soler-Bodden
Nickisha Stephenson Tyra Walton
Theodecia Watler Jacob Wood