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Beacon CEO Inducted into Business Honor Society

ellen durnin and mark germainBeacon Wealth Management CEO Mark S. Germain, MBA, CFP®, ADPA®, was inducted as an honorary member of the Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society by the SCSU School of Business at a May 2015 induction ceremony.

Delta Mu Delta, founded in 1913, is a prominent business honor society that recognizes and encourages academic excellence of students at qualifying colleges and universities. A 3.8 grade point average is one of the requirements for students to become members of the Society.

“Mark, through his own earlier academic achievements, success in business and selfless commitment to the School of Business here is a model of the kind of leader we hope and expect our students will become,” said Ellen D. Durnin, dean of the SCSU School of Business, a presenter of the award (pictured at right, with Germain). She was joined by Wafeek H. Abdelsayed, faculty adviser of the Zeta Nu chapter of the international society, in honoring Germain.

A Southern alumnus, Germain currently serves as chairman of the university’s Business Advisory Council. That body consists of business leaders from the region who provide advice and assistance on curriculum enhancement, employment and scholarship opportunities, accreditation matters, and fundraising strategies.

At Southern, Germain was a member of the Owls gymnastics team. He graduated in 1979 with a B.S. in business administration and, in 2011, was honored as the recipient of the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Southern’s School of Business.

On the occasion of his Delta Mu Delta induction, Germain reminded the 53 students also being inducted into the Society that the honor “is only the beginning” of a path towards becoming a generation of new leaders. “Success can follow you as a Southern grad, and now as a member of the esteemed Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society,” he said.

“I try to maintain the spirit of Delta Mu Delta today by holding the people who work with us at Beacon Wealth Management to similarly high standards of achievement, in their service to our clients,” Germain later said.

Hear Germain's remarks at the induction ceremony.