CoB Student Leaders—Part of Wolf Pack Pride

Student organizations contribute to Wolf Pack Pride.
Student organizations contribute to Wolf Pack Pride.

As anyone who has spent time in New Orleans knows, Lagniappe refers to “a little something extra.” In the College of Business, that little something extra for students often comes in the form of membership in a CoB student organization. The scope of activities and connections offered through these organizations greatly enrich the college experience for many of our undergraduate and graduate students alike. Our student leaders participate in regional and national competitions, build relevant resume experience, and make lifelong friends through their membership affiliations. While we could not begin to cover all the many outstanding programs our student leaders are engaged in, the organizational bios included here will give you an overview of what our “pack leaders” are up to.


Standing Left to Right: Jourdan McCullough, Dillion Warren, Daniel Afandor, Jennifer Weber, Kristi-Marie Weston (president), Alex Tabora, Ryan Lilly

Purpose: To provide opportunities for students to complete internships abroad, enhance their leadership skills, and promote global understanding through cooperation with other universities worldwide.

Recent accomplishments: One of the newest CoB student organizations. Members identify and actively promote international internships to students interested in interning abroad.

Number of Members: 34

For information on joining, contact Kristi Weston at
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Alpha Kappa Psi

Seated Front: Kayla Butler, Christina Morales
Standing Left to Right: Cynthia Morales, Christine Alexis, Elisa Rodriguez, Allison Rousseve (president)

Purpose: To build better business leaders and further the individual welfare of members during college and beyond through a variety of professional, social, and community activities.

Recent activities: Awarded the Circle of Excellence Award at AKP National Convention, 2011. Numerous community and social events.

Number of Members: 41

For information on joining, contact Elisa Rodriguez at
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American Marketing Association

Alex Tabora, Amanda Oldani, Michael Murgado, Mario McDonald, Kate Trotter (president)

Purpose: To provide students with business and marketing experience beyond the classroom while adhering to the highest ethical standards of the marketing profession.

Recent activities: Hosted a variety of on-campus speakers, participated in marketing week, and engaged with local marketing professionals on projects.

Number of Members: 27

For information on joining, contact Kate Trotter at
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Beta Alpha Psi

Jiad Alqotob (president), Gavin Pitre, Justin Frank (not pictured)

Purpose: To encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence by promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance, and information systems.

Recent activities: Hosts weekly meetings with professional guest speakers from accounting and finance. Encourages altruism among its members by engaging in service activities with organizations such as Second Harvest Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.

Number of Members: 25

For information on joining, contact Gavin Pitre at
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Beta Gamma Sigma

Maria F. Cuadra, Alex Wolf, Nicole Walker (president)

Purpose: The International Honor Society’s mission is to encourage and honor academic achievement in the study of business, to foster personal and professional excellence, to advance the values of the society, and to serve its lifelong members. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business program accredited by AACSB International.

Recent activities: Hosts fall Dean’s Reception and spring induction luncheon for its members.

Membership is by invitation only and is based solely on academic standing in the College of Business.


Delta Sigma Pi

Seated Left to Right: Kristi Weston, Caitlin Ryan, Jessica Oliva, Dante Robinson, Alexis English
Standing Left to Right: Dillon Warren, Jourdan McCullough, John Beverstock, Daniel Afanador, Michael Murgado, Kate Trotter, Ross Schneider, Alexandra Chater (president), Alex Wolf

Purpose: To foster the study of business in universities; to promote closer affiliation between the commercial world and students of commerce; and to further a higher standard of commercial ethics and culture and the civic and commercial welfare of the community.

Recent activities: Hosts a variety of events including sponsorship of the CoB Networking Night; hosts business lectures and conferences; and participation in community events such as Relay for Life.

Number of Members: 45

For information on joining, contact Alexandra Chater at
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Economics Club

Matthew Portnoy, Maria F. Cuadra (president), Matthew Cole, Arlene Imendia, Javier Portillo

Purpose: To provide an effective environment in which to promote the understanding of economic issues and to stimulate interest in local, national, and global economics.

Recent activities: Hosts bi-weekly meetings with engaging speakers, debates, and book discussions.

Number of Members: 30

For information on joining, contact Maria Cuadra at

Global Business Association

Seated Left to Right: Jessie Dufrene, Monica Nguyen, Jourdan McCullough (president), Angela Book
Standing Left to Right: Andrew Romo, Jackie Gross, Jessica Oliva, Daniel Afandor

Purpose: To increase students’ awareness of the importance of business on an international level and to foster activities for the professional advancement of those interested in business careers in today’s global economy.

Recent activities: Upcoming event plans include formation of a Toastmaster’s group, dining etiquette dinners, and discussion forums on international business topics.

Number of Members: 35

For information on joining, contact Jourdan McCullough at
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Students in Free Enterprise

Kristi-Marie Weston, Caitlin Ryan (president), Kate Trotter

Purpose: To create and participate in various community service projects that help improve businesses and communities by volunteering and focusing on sustainability, economic, cultural, and social factors.

Recent activities: Awarded third runner up at regional SIFE competition, New York City, 2011; Participants in The St. Bernard Project, Loyola’s Wolves on the Prowl, and soon, with the New Orleans Food Co-op.

Number of Members: 7

For information on joining, contact Caitlin Ryan at

Student Government Association/College of Business Senators

Alex Mulvenna, Kayla Butler, Jennifer Weber (not pictured: Blake Corley)

Purpose: As members of the SGA, CoB senators represent their college constituents and serve as a voice for their CoB peers.

Recent activities: Conducted student focus groups to address CoB student topics of interest, organized voter registration programs, and are working with the CoB to start a CoB Facebook page.

Number of Members: 5 elected (elections are held in the spring semester)

For more information, contact Kayla Butler at

MBA Association

J.C. Eustis, Ifé Bancolé (president), Gia Misuraca, Baldwin Barkerling

Purpose: To provide graduate business students with opportunities to develop leadership skills and prepare for professional positions through community outreach and social activities.

Recent Activities: The group hosts a variety of professional and social networking events open to all MBA students including tours of the Port of New Orleans and NOLA Brewery, “Night with the Hornets,” and several volunteer activities with local nonprofit organizations.

Membership: All MBA students automatically receive membership when admitted to the MBA program.

For more information, contact Jay O’Conor at

View the complete spring 2012 issue of Loyola Executive.

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