By Samantha Aloi
Harrington School students can now be rewarded for their academic achievement. Beginning in October, Harrington School students who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a 3.25 GPA in their major can join Lambda Pi Eta. This is the first time a school-wide honor society is available to students.
Lambda Pi Eta represents Aristotle’s three elements of persuasion: logos (Lambda) meaning logic; pathos (Pi), emotions; and ethos (Eta), defined as speaker credibility and ethics.
Last year Daphne Wales served as the initial advisor for Lambda Pi Eta. After her retirement, Dr. Kevin McClure has taken over the interim advisor role. The first step he took was to expand the chapter.
“I contacted representatives from the National Communication Association to ask if we could expand the society to include all the majors within the Harrington School and they agreed,” McClure said. “This means that this exciting opportunity is now open to all Harrington students that maintain a certain GPA.”
Lambda Pi Eta is the official honor society at four-year universities nationwide of the National Communication Association. The Harrington School’s Lambda Pi Eta chapter is one of 500 chapters nationwide. An induction ceremony will take place later this fall semester preceded by a brief campaign to make students aware of the opportunity. Students can add their membership in the honor society to their resume and will have the opportunity to complete several service projects.
The honor society’s first meeting, which was open to all Harrington students, took place on October 25 at 7 PM in the Living/Learning Room of the Harrington Hub in Ranger Hall. For more information on Lambda Pi Eta visit the honor society’s website.