RSU Students Inducted into National Communication Association’s Official Honor Society

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Eight Rogers State University students were recently inducted into the National Communication Association’s official honor society, Lambda Pi Eta.

Faculty member Tip Crowley was instrumental in bringing the honor society to RSU.

“This is our first semester organizing the honor society here on (RSU’s) campus,” said Crowley, Department of Communications instructor, RSU Radio general manager and faculty advisor. “We’re part of the National Communication Association – we’re one of the chapters, and our goal is to recognize the excellent work our students do and celebrate their efforts and their success in the program.”

Inductees include Hallie Seltzer, chapter president; Caden Coleman, chapter vice president; Maggie Joyner, chapter student government representative; Caleb Broeker; Jordan Capron; Channon Rankin; Carliesha Sanders; and Heather Smith.

To join the honor society, students must be enrolled in RSU and majoring in communications, have completed 60 semester credit hours with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, have completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit hours in communication studies courses with a minimum GPA of 3.25 in those classes, and be enrolled as a student in good standing.

As a fledgling honor society at RSU, Lambda Pi Eta’s activities are still being developed but will follow the society’s goals of recognizing, fostering and rewarding outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies, stimulating interest in the field of communication, promoting and encouraging professional development among communication majors, providing an opportunity to discuss ideas in the field of communication, and exploring options for graduate education in communication studies.

“We will have meetings, and we have an executive council of student leadership. Our goal is to increase the academic and networking opportunities of students here on campus,” Crowley said. “We may have guest speakers, trips planned to conferences at which our students can present findings on academic research – it’s dependent upon what the students wish to get out of the honor society.”

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) has more than 500 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide.

Rogers State University’s Department of Communications offers B.A. in Communications degree options which stress competence in oral and written communication and critical thinking skills which serve the student for a lifetime. B.A. in Communications degree options include broadcasting and new media, communication arts, and strategic communications options.

For more information about the honor society, contact Crowley at [email protected].

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