February 8, 2023

Cayman Islands college students inducted into Sigma Beta Delta

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Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 1.39.22 PMFifteen Students Inducted into Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society

On Sunday, June 5, The International College of the Cayman Islands inducted 15 students into its Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society chapter at a ceremony at the George Town Yacht Club. Sigma Beta Delta is the first academic honor society for ICCI and believed to be the first internationally recognized academic honor society established in the Cayman Islands.

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 1.39.32 PM“This is another big win for ICCI students and tertiary education in Cayman,” said ICCI President Dr. David Marshall. “Student membership in Sigma Beta Delta is additional evidence that our students are coming out of our programs prepared for the workforce and are competitive on the global stage,” said Marshall.

Sigma Beta Delta was founded in 1994 to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishments among students of accounting, business administration and management. It also serves to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind. Students must be in the top 20% of their academic program, be of good moral character, and be invited to membership by the faculty.

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 1.39.42 PM“I am extremely thankful to receive his honor, to show to my employer, and have it be put in my employee file. It is an acknowledgement of all the hard work of studying while maintaining a full-time job and doing it at the highest level,” said ICCI Master of Science in Human Resources student Ava Fearon.

The ceremony included an address by special guest speaker Dr. Randy McLeod who is the Vice President and a Board Member for Sigma Beta Delta. He is also a professor of Business Administration at Harding University.

“When employers come to colleges and universities looking for talent, they don’t say give me your average student. They always ask for the best students. You are the best students at The International College, and you are being selected for membership in an organization with some of the best business students in the world,” said McLeod.”

Screen Shot 2016-06-07 at 1.40.08 PMMcLeod presented the official charter from the Sigma Beta Delta U.S. national office formally approving ICCI’s chapter. McLeod also presented each student with a certificate, pin, and honor chord, all symbols of membership in Sigma Beta Delta.

As a leading honor society for business, Sigma Beta Delta has over 420 chapters internationally. It inducts about 5,000 new members a year and has over 85,000 members in total.

“As a student you want to be part of something to help give you a bright future and make you stand out from the crowd,” said ICCI accounting student Derick Johnson. “With my great grades, internship experience, and now Sigma Beta Delta, I am definitely building
a top notch resume,” said Johnson.

The student inductees include: Felicia Bodden, Cynthia Campbell, Shenek Conolly, Ava Fearon, Kimari Fletcher-Barrett, Paula Ford, George Gorham, Derick Johnson, Melody Martin, Patriann Monteith, Desiree Myles, Naresa Robinson, Cashema Rankine, Diana Virtue and Jeoffery Walton

The new faculty chapter officers are: Lance Barnes, Melisa Hamilton, Dr. Alicia Law, and Wayne McManus.

ICCI Founder and President Emerita Dr. Elsa M. Cummings and ICCI Board Chair
Mike Mannisto were inducted as honorary members.

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Founded in 1970, the International College of the Cayman Islands the Birthplace of Tertiary Education in the Cayman Islands. The College is institutionally accredited by the U.S. based Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. ICCI has held this accreditation since 1979.

The International College of the Cayman Islands has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. In granting candidacy status, the Board of Commissioners has determined that the International College of the Cayman Islands has developed an appropriate quality management system; has satisfied candidacy requirements relating to its business programs,

resources, and operational processes; and is eligible to undergo an accreditation review.

The mission of the International College of the Cayman Islands is to prepare students for career placement and enhancement. The ICCI education instills attitudes, behaviors, sensitivities, skills and knowledge that are essential to life and learning.


The first photo has all of the inductees including faculty and honorary inductees.

The second photo has only the 15 student inductees.

CREDIT: Miguel Escalante

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