March 7, 2017 at 11:30am
Dane Lisser

Tabor School of Business inducts first members of Delta Mu Delta Chapter

The Xi Sigma chapter of Delta Mu Delta (DMD) International Honor Society in Business was installed at Millikin University during a ceremony held on Feb. 23 in Lower Richards Treat University Center on Millikin's campus.

Millikin's Tabor School of Business inducted 36 inaugural members during the ceremony, and two honorary members – Millikin President Dr. Patrick White and Millikin Provost Dr. Jeffery Aper.

Delta Mu Delta

Delta Mu Delta is a business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities to create a DMD community that fosters the well-being of its individual members and the business community through lifetime membership.

To be eligible for membership, undergraduate students must be at least a junior and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5. MBA students must have completed at least half of the requirements for their degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

"Membership in DMD is the highest international recognition students can earn," said Dr. Najiba Benabess, dean of the Tabor School of Business. "It creates a network of members all around the world who share passion for excellence in the business profession and it provides over $58,000 in scholarships to help excellent students continue their education."

Delta Mu Delta

Students who are active members are able to qualify for leadership roles within the local chapter, invitations to the international conference and annual scholarships provided by Delta Mu Delta.

Dr. Benabess noted, "As a faculty advisor, I look forward to working with the new members on promoting business majors and professions and increasing engagement in the community."

Chapters can be installed and members can be initiated only in programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Delta Mu Delta was founded in 1913 by five professors from Harvard, Yale and New York University who believed that exceptional students in the field of business should be given recognition similar to that by Phi Beta Kappa in the field of liberal arts. For more information on Delta Mu Delta, visit

The Millikin inductees are as follows:

Ernest Ameyaw, MBA '17, from Decatur, Ill.

Alisha Anker, MBA '17, from Springfield, Ill.

Whitley Baker '17, instructional development and entrepreneurship, from Decatur.

Heather Black, MBA '17, from Argenta, Ill.  

Jeffrey Brown, MBA '17, from Decatur.

Michelle Burns, MBA '17, from Decatur.

Peyten Burton '18, business management, from Ann Arbor, Mich. 

Blake Davis '17, business management, from Fairfield, Ill.

Claudette Davis, MBA '17, from Decatur.

Justin DeBo '18, music business and information systems, from Normal, Ill.

Thomas Emola '18, information systems, from Frankfort, Ill.

Russell Fort, MBA '17, from Sullivan, Ill.  

Jason Frazier, MBA '17, from Decatur.

Stephanie Gentry '17, accounting, from Decatur.

Hannah Haak '18, information systems, from Kirkland, Ill.

Andrew Hale '18, accounting, from Knoxville, Ill.

Marybeth Hentrich, MBA '17, from Mt. Zion, Ill.

Jocelyn Hernandez '17, marketing, from Des Plaines, Ill.

Blake Jacobus '17, information systems, from Mt. Zion, Ill.

Brian Johnson, MBA '17, from Decatur.

Eric Johnson '17, information systems, from Wonder Lake, Ill.

Matthew Kruse '17, marketing, from Monticello, Ill.

Alexandria Martin '18, accounting, from Decatur.

Sandy Moore, MBA '17, from Decatur.

Whittney Motley '17, entrepreneurship, from Decatur.

Margaret Nowak '18, accounting, from Fort Wayne, Ind.

McKinley Paratore '18, digital media marketing, from Oswego, Ill.

Michelle Royer '17, accounting, from Decatur.

Chapman Schanefelt '18, digital media marketing, from Decatur.

Amy Scott '18, accounting, from Decatur.

Dominic Sembiante '18, information systems, from Decatur.

Ariana Shelton, MBA '17, from Oreana, Ill.

Kiara Smail '17, accounting, from Decatur.

Lindsey Voudrie, MBA '17, from Moweaqua, Ill.

Sarah Williamson, MBA '17, from Macon, Ill.

Natasha Winder '17, international business, from Decatur.

Tabor School of Business

Millikin University's Tabor School of Business is committed to providing students with the skills they need to solve complex business issues with support, coaching and personalized attention. The Tabor School of Business strongly believes in the value of Performance Learning that delivers real world experience. Tabor students make connections in the business industry through consulting projects with national and international business partners, participating in student-run ventures, internship opportunities, visiting speakers, cross disciplinary learning and more.

For more information on the Tabor School of Business, visit