Twenty-five members of the Omega Psi chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate students in communication, were inducted Sunday Dec. 4 in a ceremony in the Fuller Theater. President Barry Maloneywelcomed students, their families and other guests to the historic occasion.
A student initiative during the spring 2011 semester resulted in the formation of this Worcester State University chapter. The National Communication Association chartered it in April 2011 and the WSU Student Government Association recognized it in fall 2011.
Dr. Maureen Shamgochian, associate vice president for Academic Affairs, gave the keynote address.
Chapter officers conducted the induction ceremony. Professor Donald Bullens, chair of the Communication Department, offered closing remarks.
A reception followed the ceremony.
Lambda Pi Eta members must have completed at least 60 credits of undergraduate course work with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and at least 12 credits of communication courses with a GPA of 3.25 or higher and be in the top 35 percent of their graduating classes.
Dr. Barbara Zang is the chapter’s faculty adviser. The inductees are:
Meghan Ann Alarie, Melissa C. Brennan, Jessica Lenora Cence (secretary),Kristen Ann Collins, Ashley B. Cornish, Alyssa Christine D’Urso, Samantha E. Dwyer, Caroline Curran Early, Megan A. Gay, Jillian M. St. George(treasurer), Ashley E. Hare (vice president), Erin M. Harvey, Ashley Howe, Ene Idoko, Samantha Janda, Danielle C. Kasabula, Christina M. Labbe, Thomas W. Moir, Katelyn O’Brien, Paola M. Pimentel (scholarship coordinator), Gianna Porcaro, Alicia Strader (webmaster), Matthew L. Tella, Chelsea Lynn Tougas (president) and Jenessa Trupian.
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