Thirteen biology majors were inducted into the Tri Beta Honor Society on April 19. Tri Beta is dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.
On April 18, 28 business majors were inducted into Delta Mu Delta, the international honor society for business administration. The society recognizes academic excellence of students in a community that fosters the well-being of its members and the business community through life-time membership. Inductees are in the top 20 percent of juniors and seniors majoring in business administration/business information systems and accounting; have at least a 3.25 GPA; and 24 credits minimum residency in the program.
On April 26, 47 students majoring in communication were inducted into the Tau Nu Chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. The society recognizes students who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; have a communication studies GPA of at least 3.25; are in the upper 35 percent of their graduating class; are enrolled in good academic standing; and display a commitment to the field of communication.
On April 17, 11 economic majors were inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the oldest of all academic honor societies. Students must have completed at least 15 credit hours of economics to be eligible for membership in ODE, and distinguished themselves by earning at least a 3.25 GPA in economics and a 3.25 overall GPA.
On April 25, nine students majoring in business information systems and computer science were inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the international honor society for computing and information disciplines. The society recognizes academic excellence in the computing and information disciplines.
On April 16, Carolyn Kurth '97, director of forensic accounting, auditing and consulting at Sheptoff, Reuber & Co., PC, delivered the keynote address at the 19th Annual Accounting Banquet. Her topic was "Evolving with a Global Economy-Never Stop Learning." Pictured above are (left to right) Mohd RuJoub, Eastern President Elsa Nuñez, Kurth, and William Sisco and John Listro, professors emeritus of accounting.
On April 11, 22 history majors were inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, Eastern's chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society. 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 society recognizes students who have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours in history; have a minimum GPA of 3.1 in history; have a cumulative GPA of 3.0; and are in the top 35 percent of their class.
Fifteen physical education majors were inducted into the national honor society, Alpha Upsilon Chi, on April 23. The society establishes an intellectual climate by providing instruction for future professionals in the areas of health, physical education, recreation, and sport and dance, and recognizes students for their academic achievement, service and professional involvement in their field.
Sixteen marketing majors were inducted into the Alpha Mu Alpha honor society on April 18. The society is committed to the advancement of excellence in the field of marketing; recognizes senior undergraduates who have a marketing concentration in the Department of Business Administration; and hold a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.
Twenty-one math majors were inducted into the Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society on April 19. The society recognizes students who have a 3.0 GPA; a B or better in each of the Abstract Algebra and Real Analysis I courses; at least a B+ average in higher level mathematics courses; and a junior or senior class standing.
On April 17, five political science majors were inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma, the Eastern chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society. A 3.4 GPA, with at least a 3.2 in the major of political science is required to qualify for the honor society. The major is uniquely designed for students interested in careers in government, public administration, law, public service and business.
Forty-eight psychology majors were inducted into Psi Chi, the national psychology honor society, on May 3. The society encourages 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.
Twenty-two students majoring in social work at Eastern were inducted into Phi Alpha, the national social work honor society on May 11. The society builds relationships among students of social work and promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites members who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement.
Six Spanish majors at Eastern Connecticut State University were inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the national Spanish honor society, on April 27. 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.
Twenty-six sociology majors were inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the national sociology honor society on May 2. The society was founded in 1920 by Emory Bogardus. The original purpose of the organization was to "stimulate scholarship and promote the scientific study of society."