Hannah Ledford, Contributing Writer

Courtesy Photo / Truett Ross

Friday, October 7th, Lambda Pi Eta inducted nine students into the Communications Studies Honors Society.

Communications professors Dr. Vickie Ellis, Dr. Kaylene Barbe and new Lambda Pi Eta officers spoke at the induction hosted in Sarkeys.

The students, who are a part of the Communications Studies Honors Society, fulfilled many requirements in order to achieve this honor.

Not only did these students complete 60 semester credit-hours, they also maintained a 3.0 cumulative GPA, kept a 3.25 GPA for all communications studies classes, and ranked at the top 35 percent of their class, according to cnu.org.  This service was hosted in order to recognize students who put their time and work into achieving this position, welcome new members into the Communications Studies Honors Society and allow new members to converse and interact with current members and leaders of Lambda Pi Eta.   

Lindsi Skinner, president of the Lambda Pi Eta Honors society, said this event was fun for all who attended.

“The induction was a blast and proved to be a great source of fellowship for Communication Studies majors,” Skinner said.

Lambda Pi Eta’s Honors Society event proved to be a success at providing both fun and celebration for current and new members, as well as those who attended the event.

The Honors Society provides many benefits for its members dealing with graduate school and careers.

The president of this group noted that not only does this group help its members, but the members help others as well.

“This year we have dedicated ourselves to being service driven and helping the OBU and Shawnee community where we can,” Skinner said.

The Honors Society chose to focus its community service efforts on communication and marketing.

The members of this organization give back to their community just as important figures have also invested in them.

Ally Power, a newly inducted member of the Communication Studies Honors Society, shared who helped her achieve this position.

“I would say I couldn’t have done it without my professors, and my classmates,” Power said.

“They have always encouraged me, and pushed me to excel academically.”

This organization contains excellent members.  One of the main reasons is due to OBU’s extraordinary professors.

Power also gave her overall thoughts and hopes about her future with Lambda Pi Eta’s Honor Society.

“This organization is filed with amazing individuals, and I hope to be able to connect with them on a personal and academic level,” Power said.

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