Written by Akaya McElveen
Willimantic, Conn. -Eastern Connecticut State University's chapter of Kappa Mu Episilon, the national mathematics honor society, held its 54th induction ceremony in Science 301 on April 25. In attendance were Eastern President Elsa Nunez and Provost Rhona Free.
Inductees included Samantha Camolli, James Chadic, Elizabeth Gregory, Nicole Gugliotti, Rebecca Keenan, Amelia Miceli, Jennifer Mouland, Kelly Provo, Jacqueline Slorach, Jordan Somes, Nicholas Squier, Zoraida Villalobos, Stephen White, Schuylar Whiting, Bailey Wilber, Melissa Williams and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Mehdi Khorami.
"I feel honored and privileged to have been invited here," said President Nunez, who extended congratulations to each of the inductees. She said majoring in mathematics "requires high intellect and significant curiosity. There's so much to be proud of in the math department."
Free also extended congratulations to the inductees and highlighted the accomplishments of the students and alumni of Eastern.
The national mathematics honor society Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) was formed in 1931, and elected to membership in the Association of College Honor Societies in 1968. The Eastern chapter (Kappa Mu Epsilon-Connecticut Beta Chapter) was chartered in 1981. Members who have excelled in their mathematics studies are initiated into the society at the Annual Spring Initiation Ceremony. New members are nominated by Mathematics faculty under the following general guidelines: 3.0 GPA, B or better in each of Abstract Algebra and Real Analysis I, at least B+ average in higher level Mathematics courses, Junior or Senior Class standing. In exceptional cases, the Mathematics faculty may consider modification of these standards.