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New 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. 

Honor Society Inducts 118 New Members, Elects Officers

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 society.


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 Award.

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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 organization.


Also attending the installation ceremony were School of Communications faculty members Glenn Scott, Dan Trigoboff and Don Grady, also chair of the School.



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