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Honor societies reward academic excellence

Campus Life May 9, 2024
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KOKOMO, Ind. — More than 50 Indiana University Kokomo students were recognized for academic achievement in fields ranging from sociology to business, and from communication to psychology, with their selection for national honor societies.

Twelve students were inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma honorary for business. They include:

Bunker Hill: Derek Davies

Cicero: Christian Humbert

Hope: Tanner Wells

Indianapolis: Alexis Hewitt

Kokomo: Peter Davis (master’s second recognition)

Logansport: Jordan Hostetler

Macy: Carolla Heilstedt

Ocala, Florida: Scott Peters

Peru: Alexander Beer

Sweetser: Logan Schultz

Tipton: H. Parker Woods

Walkerton: Sean Cadwell

Undergraduates must be in the top 10 percent of their class to be inducted, while graduate students must be in the top 20 percent.

Phi of Indiana Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society

Six students were inducted into the Phi of Indiana Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Sociology Honor Society. They include:

Camden: Samuel J. Robinson

Kokomo: Haley Lorine Roberts, Jennifer Jo Shipman, Alex M. Smith

Noblesville: Kinzie Liegh Whipple

Peru: Jennifer Cheeyeene Gibson

Eligible students must be enrolled with a major or minor in a sociology program or a program sociological in nature, be a junior, rank in the top 35 percent of their graduating class in general scholarship, have the equivalent of a 3.0 GPA in sociology classes, and have completed at least four courses in sociology.

Indiana Gamma Chapter of Lambda Nu Honor Society

One student was inducted into the Indiana Gamma Chapter of Lambda Nu Honor Society, which rewards academic excellence in the radiologic and imaging sciences.

Celina, Ohio: Erin Grieshop

To be considered for membership, students must have a minimum of a 3.30 GPA and be a current member of the Indiana Society of Radiologic Technology and of the American Society of Radiologic Technology. Each one also must be an active member of the campus Medical Imaging Club.

Lambda Pi Eta for Communication Arts

Ten students were inducted into Lambda Pi Eta honorary for communication arts. They include:

Brookston: Olivia Newcom

Galveston: Paxtyn Hicks

Russiaville: Dominic Bauer, Layla Boggs

Kokomo: Elise Breisch, Blair Epperhart, Vivianne Pentland, Devon Wright

Sharpsville: Emma Piske

Wabash: Carly Hawkins

Students must meet national criteria to be selected, including ranking within the highest 35 percent of one’s class in general scholarship, and having a minimum 3.25 GPA in communication studies classes.

Psi Chi, the International Honor Society for Psychology

Eighteen students were honored for excellence in psychology with induction into Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. They include:

Amboy: Holly Hunter

Bloomington: Erinn Adam

Churubusco: Kelsi Hoot

Flora: Anna Routt

Frankfort: Chasity Akard

Galveston: Kelsey Roller, Dereka Samuel

Greentown: Courtney Altherr

Kokomo: Chelsea Duke, Jennifer Gibson

Logansport: Patience See, Olivia Torres, Andrea Zepeda

Michigantown: Kalynn Baber

Peru: Allegra Price

Russiaville: Breanna DeWeese, Marissa Hilker

Westfield: Zoe Evans

Those selected must be at least a second semester sophomore with a major or minor in psychology, and have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

The School of Nursing and Allied Health Professionals inducted nine students into the Alpha chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Students must meet rigorous standards for inclusion, such as a program GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, rank in the top 25 percent of the graduating class, and meet the expectation of academic integrity.

Students inducted include:

Arcadia: Angelica Montgomery

Camden: Madison Dyke

Elwood: Corinne Chimel

Frankfort: Arisbeth Rosales

Kokomo: Alexis James

Lafayette: Alilexus Oswalt

Logansport: Daima Fermoselle

Monticello: Jaquelin Castillo Santiago

Mulberry: Kendra Brewer

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