The Alpha Chi Alpha Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta held its annual induction ceremony on Wednesday, April 4th. Lambda Pi Eta is the official undergraduate National Communication Honor Society of the National Communication Association. This organization is fully accredited by the Association of College Honor Societies and hosts over 600 chapters of universities worldwide.
The Lambda Pi Eta Chapter was chartered on October 3rd, 2016. The organization’s goal is to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement, stimulate interest in the field of Communications, promote and encourage professional development among Communication majors, provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas about the field, establish and maintain close relationships and understanding between faculty and students and explore options for further graduate studies.
Members of Lambda Pi Eta are also able to hold positions within the organization. The President is D’Vennio Warner, Miss Alpha Chi Alpha is Christina Murry and the Vice President is La’Keilla Veal who is also Miss Mass Communications 2017-2018. The Secretary and Treasurer positions are currently vacant.
The students inducted included, D’Vennio Warner, Christina Murry, A’Leaka Brown, Simone Joiner, Ma’Rhonda Ratcliffe and Taylor Moses. Taylor Moses stated, “Being apart of an organization that consists of individuals who share the same passion is beneficial because there are not a lot of people who understand what Mass Communications students go through or have an interest in it. You get to be around like-minded people who share the same focus as you and it’s very interesting.”
Another new member of Lambda Pi Eta, Ma’Rhonda Ratcliffe stated, “Being a member will look good on your resume when applying for jobs because it is an honor society specific to Mass Communications and it gives you recognition for being a Mass Communications student and maintaining your grade point average (GPA).”
In order to become a member of this honor society, a student must have completed at least 60 semester credit hours of college and 12 hours in Communications. One must also have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0 and a GPA of 3.25 in Communications as well as be in good standing and display commitment in the field of Communications. Once inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, one is considered a member for life.