officers for the upcoming academic year include (l-r)
Kimberly Marker, president; Jennifer Beegle, vice president;
Sara Portoghese, secretary; Virginia Zint, treasurer; and
Christine Pahl, scholarship chair.
One hundred and eighteen students in the School of
Communications were recently inducted into Elon's chapter
of Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication's honor
During the installation ceremony, held May 8 in Moseley
Center’s McKinnon Hall, new members were recognized for
their high standards of scholarship and commitment to
professional and public service.
Keynote address was given by Tom Nelson, associate professor
and a past recipient of the outstanding Teacher Award in the
School of Communications.
To be eligible for membership in the honor society, students
must have completed 60 semester hours in undergraduate credit
courses; have a cumulative grade point average of at least
3.0; have completed the equivalent of 12 semester hours in
courses in communication; have a grade point average of at
least 3.25 in these courses; be in the upper 35 percent of
their graduating class; and be currently enrolled as a
full-time student in good standing.
The chapter also inducted new officers for the upcoming
academic year. They include Kimberly Marker, president;
Jennifer Beegle, vice president; Sara Portoghese, secretary;
Virginia Zint, treasurer; and Christine Pahl, scholarship
chair. Kate Ferris received the Outstanding Senior
Faculty advisor for the group is Dr. Frances Ward-Johnson,
who replaced Dr. George Padgett, who had served as advisor to
the honor society since 1998, when the Elon chapter was
founded. At the ceremony, Padgett was recognized with a
plaque for his past dedication and commitment to the
Also attending the installation ceremony were School of
Communications faculty members Glenn Scott, Dan Trigoboff and
Don Grady, also chair of the School.