Eleven graduating seniors from Eastern were recognized at the Honors Program Reception at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year. The competitive Honors Program contains some of the university’s highest-achieving students, who must undergo a rigorous academic schedule and maintain a high GPA in order to remain in the benefit-rich program.
Sixteen Eastern biology 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. Twelve other Eastern biology students received awards from Eastern’s Biology Department.
Nineteen Eastern students majoring in computer science and business information systems were inducted into Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE), the national honor society for the computing and information disciplines.
Thirteen gifted mathematics students at Eastern were inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME), the national honor society for the field of mathematics, at the end of the 2016-17 academic year.
Twenty students from Eastern’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education were inducted into the Alpha Chapter of the Alpha Upsilon Chi (AUC) honor society on April 20. AUC is the international honor society for health, physical education, recreation, sport and dance, and recognizes college students for their academic achievements and professional involvement in these fields. Eastern founded AUC in 2006, and has since inducted more than 100 majors into the honor society.
At the ceremony, in addition to inducting AUC members, several students majoring in physical education and sport and leisure management were presented awards for outstanding academic achievement.
The guest speaker was alumnus Jimmy Olayos ’10, who is the clinical director at Sports Performance Enhancement and Rehabilitation’s (SPEAR) Brooklyn Heights, NY, location. As always, the event was dedicated to Dana Clark, department chair and professor of physical education from 1967-85, whose initiative developed Eastern’s physical education major and saw the program graduate its first seven students in 1982.
Five students were honored when the World Languages and Cultures Department recently held its annual induction ceremony for Sigma Delta Pi, the national honor society for Spanish.
Five aspiring teachers from the Department of Education were recognized at the Education Awards Ceremony at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
Thirty-three Eastern social work majors were recently inducted into Eastern’s chapter of Phi Alpha, the national social work honor society.
Thirteen high-achieving economic students at Eastern were inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODK), the international honor society for economics, at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
Eight Political Science students were recently inducted into Alpha Beta Gamma, Eastern’s chapter of the national honor society for political science, Pi Sigma Alpha. The society recognizes the most promising students in the discipline.
Eastern Environmental Earth Science students were recently honored for research or academic excellence at the department’s annual awards ceremony.
Forty-seven Eastern students were recently inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the national honor society for the field of communication.
Eastern recognized the academic achievements of African, Latino, Asian and Native American (ALANA) students on May 5 during its Fifth Annual Inclusive Excellence Awards ceremony. Nine awards were given and 165 students were recognized for achieving GPAs of 3.5 or higher.
Seventeen Eastern students were honored during the University’s annual induction ceremony of Alpha Kappa Delta, the international sociology honor society.
Twelve students displayed research posters, showcased senior seminar presentations and were presented with awards for outstanding performance when Eastern’s English Department hosted its spring semester English Night
Thirty-eight high-achieving psychology students were inducted into Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, on April 24. Psi Chi’s mission is to encourage excellence in scholarship and to foster the advancement of psychological science. Also, 15 high-achieving psychology students were awarded Departmental Honors.. Thirteen more students were awarded High Distinction and two others with the award of Highest Distinction.
Eastern inducted 26 Business, Business Information Systems were inducted into Delta Mu Delta. and 12 Marketing students were inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, the marketing honor society.
Eastern’s 23rd annual Accounting Banquet, which honored and celebrated Accounting students, alumni and friends, was a huge success.
Thirteen Eastern history majors were recently inducted into Alpha Mu Alpha, Eastern’s chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society for the study of history.
The Department of Art and Art History at Eastern hosted its annual Senior Art Exhibition and Awards Ceremony. Graduating student artists were recognized and their work was on display in the Art Gallery from May 5-15.