National Communication Honor Society Inducts New Members, Gives Honorary Membership to Retiring Faculty Member
Story courtesy of USC Aiken Communication Department
Aiken, SC (05/17/2019) — Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society, inducted 14 new members at the University of South Carolina Aiken, just before graduation.
In addition to 13 students, the USC Aiken Department of Communication honored retiring faculty member, Dr. Charmaine Wilson, with an honorary membership. Wilson retires this year after 28 years at USC Aiken.
"Lambda Pi Eta didn't exist when I was an undergraduate," said Wilson who is currently chair of the department.
One of the professors in the USC Aiken Communication Department quipped.
"I don't think societies existed when you were an undergraduate," said Dr. Jason Munsell, faculty advisor to LPH.
In addition to Wilson, the following USC Aiken students were inducted into Lambda Pi Eta:
- Sydia Iyanna Baggit
- Lauren Marie Baker
- Rebecca Baxa
- Carlos J. Corea
- Nikia Rose Franklin
- Stef Harden
- Avery Macklin
- John Luke Nance
- Christine Rhodes
- Summer Ricciardi
- Mitchell Robinson
- Royden Watkins
- Selin Wayne
Lambda Pi Eta was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas, and the National Communication Association established LPH as an affiliate organization and as the official national communication honor society for undergraduates in 1995. In February 1996, Lambda Pi Eta was certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, and now there are nearly 500 LPH chapters worldwide.
The chapter at USC Aiken, the Nu Rho Chapter, was established in 2001 by Wilson, though she was not a member then, at the urging of communication major, Jason J. Hancock, Class of '02.
To learn more about Lambda Pi Eta visit: https://www.natcom.org/student-organizations/lambda-pi-eta .