by Marc Everhart
On November 15, the Kappa Lambda Rho chapter of Lambda Pi Eta welcomed five new members into the national honor society. Quincy University students Alexa Broemmer, Ethan Cowgill, Jack Gainer, Ryan Snyder and Cameron Walker all earned this distinctive honor on Sunday. Lambda Pi Eta is a national Communications honor society that was founded by the Department of Communications at the University of Arkansas in 1985.
Aristole’s three modes of persuasion represents the Greek letters that make up Lambda Pi Eta. The Logos represents logic, Pathos outlined as emotion, and Ethos defined as ethics.In 1994, Lambda Pi Eta was declared by the Speech Communication Association as the official national communication honor society for undergraduates. There are currently 250 chapters worldwide.
Membership into Lambda Pi Eta is recognized by high academic success as well as an interest in the field of communication. Some of the requirements for the society includes completion of 60 semester hours, a cumulative 3.0 grade point average as well as being in the upper 35% of their graduating class.
Dr. Barb Schleppenbach, the Faculty Advisor at Quincy University on the behalf of Lambda Pi Eta, was ecstatic at this year’s induction ceremony. “It is exciting to see former students that achieved this honor here at Quincy University go own to do big things.”
Along with the new inductees, senior graduates received their honors cords for graduation as well. The red and white cords represent the achievements of the members of Lambda Pi Eta. There were thirteen seniors who received these honors as well.