Top HIU Business Students Honored

Posted: May 6, 2024

The College of Business & Management of Hope International University proudly inducted 8 students and 1 faculty member into HIU's chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the International Honor Society for Business, Management, and Administration. 

Student business majors who rank in the top twenty percent of the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral classes at schools with chapters of Sigma Beta Delta are eligible for invitation to membership in the Society. Hope International University and its College of Business and Management congratulate the eight individuals who have pursued excellence in their academic and professional careers in business. To be eligible for membership, a business student must rank in the top 20 percent of the junior, senior, or graduate class and be invited to membership by the SBD faculty officers.

The following individuals were inducted into the HIU chapter of Sigma Beta Delta at the Spring 2024 ceremony:


  • Dr. Frank E. Jimenez


  • John Armendariz
  • Faith Benko
  • Sebastian Castro
  • Frank Fierro
  • Evan Gesick
  • Robin Stafford


  • Jake Reynolds
  • Jerod Walker


Sigma Beta Delta was established as an international organization in 1994 to provide an opportunity for faculty at institutions with regional accreditation, but not specialized accreditation in business, to confer on their business, management, and administration students’ international recognition for their outstanding academic achievements. Sigma Beta Delta honor society also encourages and promotes aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Through June 30, 2016, Sigma Beta Delta had installed over 450 chapters in 48 states and internationally while inducting over 90,000 members worldwide.