Eastern Inducts 35 into Leadership Honor Society
35 individuals were recently inducted into Eastern’s circle chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa National Honor Society in Leadership. Through a competitive application process, candidates were evaluated not only on their scholarly success, but on their involvement on Eastern’s campus and surrounding the community. Students inducted have a GPA of at least 3.77 and represent a multitude of clubs, organizations, and positions on campus. They continuously give back to their community and strive for success in a variety of areas. A faculty inductee from the Communication Department and an administrative staff member from the Office of Student Activities were among the 35 individuals inducted. Following the ceremony, the inductees celebrated their accomplishments at a reception in the Student Center Café.
Students Honored at 21st Annual Accounting Banquet
On April 21, more than 180 administrators, alumni, faculty, students and friends from several accounting firms were on hand to help honor outstanding Eastern students majoring in accounting.
Alumna Jennifer Hawkins, ’00 and M’02, CPA, Partner, Mahoney Sabol & Co., delivered the keynote address. Several outstanding students received awards. Eastern’s Accounting Society and student chapter of Institute of Management Accountants co-sponsored the event with Accounting Professor Moh’d RuJoub, along with support from the Office of Institutional Advancement.
Students Inducted into Biology National Honor Society
Eighteen Eastern students were recently inducted into Eastern’s Eta Omega chapter of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society. The event recognizes students who major in biology and who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, research and other academic pursuits. The Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society was founded in 1922 and today has more than 175,000 lifetime members in more than 430 chapters throughout the United States. Since the Eta Omega Chapter at Eastern was started in 1997, several awards have been won by chapter members.
Students Inducted into Delta Mu Delta
29 students Eastern students were recently inducted into the Delta Omega chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the National Honor Society that recognizes outstanding students in business administration, accounting and business information systems. Membership in Delta Mu Delta is an honor indicative of earnest, intelligent purpose and rewarding achievement, the goals of the honor society.
Students Inducted into Communication Honor Society
Forty-seven Eastern students were recently inducted into Eastern’s Tau Nu chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society. The society recognizes students who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, a communication studies GPA of at least 3.25, are in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class, are enrolled in good standing, and display a commitment to the field of communication.
Students Recognized for Merit in Communications
36 students recently received recognition at the Communication Department’s spring 2015 “Celebration of Excellence” ceremony.
The event, held annually, seeks to give special distinction to students who have continued to go above and beyond the call of duty.
Professor John Hale, chair of the Communication Department, said, “External validation is always a positive boost for a program. Through this event, the Communication Department supports students who exemplify excellence in our program.”
Students Inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society
Twelve Eastern students were recently inducted into the Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE) computer science honor society. The mission of UPE is to recognize academic excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Computing and Information Disciplines. UPE is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). UPE has received endorsements from the two largest computer organizations in the world, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS). UPE is also a charter member of The International Federation of Engineering Education Societies (IFEES).
Students Inducted into International Economics Honor Society
Nine students were recently inducted into Eastern’s Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society. The organization was founded in 1963 as a result of the merger of two economics based-honor societies, Omicron Delta Gamma and Omicron Chi Epsilon. The organization’s primary goal is to foster and stimulate discourse regarding economics among university level students. Students must be involved in the economics program and have at least a 3.0 GPA in order to become a member.
Eastern Students Receive English Awards
Eight students were recently recognized at the spring 2015 “English Night.” This event, held every semester by the English Department, highlights the academic achievements, organizational skills, volunteerism, research and writing and passion for English of students within the English Department.
Students Win Environmental Earth Science Awards
Nine Eastern students majoring in environmental earth science were recently honored at the Environmental Earth Science Department’s annual awards ceremony. Students were recognized for research or academic excellence. According to Department Chair Peter Drzewiecki, “The students who received awards from the EES department were all very deserving. They represent those students who understand the value of the education they are receiving, and pursue as many opportunities as possible to further their education while at Eastern. We anticipate that they will continue to represent our department well in the future, both in the careers they chose and in the success they find in them. They should all be congratulated!”
Students Inducted Into Health and Physical Education Honor Society
Eight Eastern students majoring in health and physical education were inducted into Alpha Upsilon Chi, the honor society that recognizes academic excellence and professional involvement in the disciplines of health, physical education, recreation, sport and dance. Christina Turner, chair of the Physical Education Department and director of recreation in the Division of Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at Colgate University, was the keynote speaker. A 2009 graduate of Eastern, Turner encouraged the students present to, “Stop trying to figure it all out. Take a deep breath and go with the flow. Learn by doing.”
Students Inducted Into History Honor Society
Fourteen Eastern students was recently inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, Eastern’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for the study of history. The society promotes the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. The American Honor Society has more than 350,000 members, with approximately 9,500 new members joining each year through 860 local chapters.
Students Inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha Marketing Society
Twelve Eastern students were recently inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, the National Marketing Honorary Society, sponsored by the American Marketing Association. Students eligible for Alpha Mu Alpha are recognized for their outstanding scholastic achievement in the field of marketing.
Students Inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon National Mathematics Honor Society
Ten students were recently inducted in the chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), the national honor society for mathematics. KME is a specialized honor society in mathematics. It was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters’ members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit and have attained academic distinction.
Students Inducted into the Psi Chi Honor Society
41 Eastern students were recently inducted into Eastern’s Psi Chi Psychology Honor Society. The society encourages the stimulation and maintenance of excellence in scholarship and advancement of the science of psychology. Qualifications for inductees include declaring a major or minor in psychology; at least 12 credits of coursework in psychology or sophomore class standing; a 3.5 GPA in psychology; and a 3.0 GPA overall.
Students Inducted into Phi Alpha Honor Society
NOTE: Photograph unavailable. Thirty-seven social work majors at Eastern were recently inducted into Eastern’s chapter of Phi Alpha, the national social work honor society. The society provides a closer bond among students of social work and promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement.
Students Inducted Into Sociology Honor Society
Seventeen Eastern students were recently inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society. The mission of Alpha Kappa Delta is to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that lead to improvement in the human condition.
Students Inducted Into Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Education Honor Society
Five Eastern students were recently inducted into Eastern’s Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Education Honor Society. Qualifications for inductees include three years of college-level Spanish (18 semester credit hours), including at least three semester hours of Hispanic literature or Hispanic culture and civilization at the junior level; a 3.0 GPA in all Spanish courses taken; a ranking in the upper 35 percent of their class; and completion of at least three semesters.
Eastern’s World Languages and Cultures Department Chair Kin Chan said, “Our inductees have demonstrated a profound interest in the beautiful Spanish language. We have chosen them to be members of our Spanish Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi, because they have excelled academically and have shown a sincere love for the culture of the Hispanic world.”
Visual Arts Students Receive Awards
Thirty-eight Eastern students majoring in the visual arts recently had their work showcased in the Senior Art Exhibition, which is part of the Visual Arts Department’s Annual Student Awards and Recognition, held every May in Eastern’s Akus Gallery.
The exhibition is exclusive to senior visual arts majors who have successfully completed a senior project in their concentration. Faculty supervisors curate the exhibition based on a student’s successful demonstration of command of visual artistry within their chosen discipline.
Friends, family and art afficionados were present to celebrate with the department and honor the students’ achievements.