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November 12, 2018

La Roche Students Inducted Into International Business Honor Society

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 12, 2018 – Fourteen La Roche University students became members of Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society in business, this month.

Delta Mu Delta membership is the highest recognition a business student can earn. Only juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the honor society. The organization promotes higher scholarship in training for business and recognizes scholastic attainment in business subjects.

The following students became Delta Mu Delta members at an induction ceremony at La Roche on Sunday, Nov. 4:


  • Emily Rose Aftanas of Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Kasey A. Baronick of DuBois, Pa.
  • Angela I. Cisneros of Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Alysa Marie Gumto of Allison Park, Pa.
  • Courtney E. Knobeloch of Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Jessica Nakamura of Aiea, Hawaii
  • Barbara J. Slade of Allison Park, Pa.
  • Cameron S. Smith of Duquesne, Pa.
  • William Steinmetz of Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Audrey Swanderski of Palmyra, Pa.
  • Ian Dee Muchiri Theuri of Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Luc Jaromir Tyler of New Castle, Pa.
  • Thomas James Vukson of Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Michael R. Wetmiller Jr.of Pittsburgh, Pa.


Co-advisors of Delta Mu Delta and Assistant Professors, Michaela A. Noakes, Ed.D., MS-ISM, MBA, MA and Mark Dawson, MBA, CPA presented Mark A. Sipper, JD, MBA with honorary membership. Professor Sipper was awarded honorary membership as an outstanding alumnus of La Roche and for his many academic and professional accomplishments.

Former La Roche president of Delta Mu Delta and graduate of the Master of Science in Information Systems program, Peter Biernesser administered the oath of induction to the new members. Mr. Biernesser has recently joined La Roche as an adjunct faculty member.  

La Roche offers a range of programs within its business division. Undergraduate offerings include accounting, finance, international management, information systems technology, international studies, management information systems, leadership, applied sciences and marketing. The University’s programs in management, finance, international management, accounting, marketing and management information systems are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, a leading specialized accreditation association for business education.


About La Roche University: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.