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Communication Studies to honor Lambda Pi Eta inductees, school’s award recipients, April 12 in Moulton Hall Ballroom

Posted Apr, 2, 2012

The School of Communication Studies will honor newly inducted members of Lambda Pi Eta and recipients of the school's 2012 academic awards on April 12. The reception, to be held in the Moulton Ballroom, begins with a social gathering at 6 p.m., followed by program at 6:30 p.m.

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association and recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies, according to Rozell Duncan, Ph.D., advisor for Lambda Pi Eta and undergraduate advisor for the school.

The 2012 inductees 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 school will also present awards to students demonstrating academic excellence. 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. Tessa Engelhart will receive the Pierce Memorial Award in the amount of $100 to apply toward a book purchase.

Award recipients are noted for their academic excellence and intelligence, along with skills, activities, interests, and accomplishments that earn them the respect and admiration of faculty and peers.   

Lambda Pi Eta inductees must have completed 60 semester hours in undergraduate credit courses, have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0; have competed 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% of their graduating class; and be currently enrolled as a full-time student in good standing with their institution.

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary this year 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.