On April 12, new members will be inducted into Lambda Pi Eta and awards will be given to students of academic excellence. The School of Communication Studies will host this reception in the Moulton Ballroom beginning with a social gathering at 6 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m.
The 2012 inductees for Lambda Pi Eta, the official communications studies honor society of the National Communication Association, are Nada Alshibil, Amy J. Beitzel, Connor James Butler, Kara Daugherty, Deborah Ellwood, Mercedes Germino, Erin Hammeren, Shannon Hauska, Lauren Henkin, Allison Hintemeuer, Kristen Huffcut, Thomas J. Jessup, Jr., Hannah Moore, Maria F. Orsini, Melody J. Reese, Kellie Roach, Daniel Matthew Smith, Maria Virginia Straley, Alyssa Nicole Tate, Jennifer L. Walencik and Ashley Wehr.
The inductees have completed 60 undergraduate credit hours and 12 credit hours in communication studies courses, maintained a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA and 3.25 communications GPA, are within the top 35% of their class and are current full-time students.
The school will also present awards to various students for their hard-work and dedication to their studies. Lauren Henkin will receive the Rebecca & Alan Rubin Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $750, Alexander Riddle will receive the Michael Dubetz Endowed Scholarship in the amount of $500 and Tessa Engelhart will receive the Pierce Memorial Award in the amount of $100 to apply toward a book purchase.
This event will be open to inductees, guests and the College of Communication and Information faculty and staff.
Now celebrating its 20th anniversary as the Upsilon chapter at Kent State, Lambda Pi Eta stimulates interest in the field of communication, promotes and encourages professional development among communication majors, provides an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication, establishes and maintains closer relationships between faculty and students, and assists students in exploring options for graduate education in communication studies.