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Honor and Recognition Societies

The idea which underlies the honor societies in American colleges and universities is threefold.

They exist primarily to recognize the attainment of scholarship of a superior quality. In the second place, a few societies recognize the development of leadership qualities, character, and good campus citizenship in addition to a strong secondary scholarship record. In the third place, and to the degree that they make this recognition a thing to be coveted, they encourage the production of superior scholarship and leadership.

Elmhurst University Honor and Recognition Societies

The following listing provides names of members inducted into the various groups during the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Leadership and Scholarship Honor Society
  • Founded at Washington and Lee University, December 3, 1914
  • Active Circles: 219
  • Elmhurst University Circle Established in 1976

Purpose

To recognize and encourage exemplary character and superior quality in scholarship and leadership and join with faculty members on a basis of mutual interest, understanding, and service. Membership is as much an obligation and responsibility as it is a mark of highest distinction and honor.

Eligibility

Membership is awarded to junior and senior students on the basis of character and eligibility in five major phases of campus life: scholarship (upper 35 percent); athletics; social, service, and religious activities, and campus government; journalism, speech and the mass media; and creative and performing arts. Faculty and alumni members are chosen on the basis of character, distinguished attainments in college and community life, and consecration to democratic ideals. Students may be selected from the graduate and postgraduate professional schools. (Honorary members are selected honoris causa by a circle of the Society).

Officers

  • President: Mia Connery
  • Vice President: Reece Sweeney
  • Secretary: Fiona Grady
  • Treasurer: Morgan Palmer
  • Marshal: Alyssa Tornabene

Faculty Secretary

  • Peg Cook

Faculty Advisors

  • Tina Kazan
  • Constance A. Mixon
  • Mary Kay Mulvaney

New Inductees

  • Sarah Ali
  • Heather Anderson
  • Kayli Benak
  • Megan Elizabeth Dufour             
  • Margaret A. Durkin
  • Paul Allen Fomby
  • Rebecca Leiann Gerke
  • Emma Germann
  • Kevin A. Holt
  • Carly V. Kemper
  • Pamela Anna Kobeszko
  • Margaret Krzeminski
  • Julia Rose Liace
  • Megan Lieberenz
  • Ioannis Mastoras
  • William H. Morris
  • Rebecca Munoz
  • Nicolle Omiotek
  • Samantha L. Paige
  • Gabrielle Pepping
  • Sevdije Perezic
  • Valentina Rose Poggi
  • Stefan C. Postman
  • Sarah Ramahi
  • Elizabeth R. Rataj
  • Amanda Rodriguez
  • Maria Romero Luther
  • Laura J. Rusk
  • Nije Simone Salter
  • Jessica Ann O’Toole Schickel
  • Kaylah A. Schukas
  • Britta Schwartz
  • Valbona Shameti
  • Roxanne Siuda
  • Daniela Valerio
  • Sarah Volle
  • Emma Wilkin
  • Emily Marie Zachman

Faculty and Staff Inductees

  • Nicholas Behm
  • Michelle Sadowski
  • All Academic Fields Honor Society
  • Founded at University of Maine, 1897
  • Active Chapters: 275
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1977

Purpose

To recognize and encourage superior scholarship and good character in all academic disciplines of the University, to honor those who have achieved such excellence, and to stimulate others to strive for it.

Eligibility

Seniors in the top 10 percent of the class may be elected; most chapters elect fewer than this. Students in the top 7.5 percent of the class may be elected in their junior year.

Officers

  • President: Kathy Sexton-Radek
  • Immediate Past President: Jennifer Paliatka
  • Secretary/President-Elect: Ayanna Brown
  • Treasurer: Julie Nosal
  • Chapter Administrative Assistant: Brittany Ruiz
  • Student Vice President: Sarah Dickey

Faculty and Staff Initiates

  • Dr. Merrilee Guenther, faculty
  • Dr. Beatriz Gomes-Acuna, faculty
  • Dr. Deatre Sullivan Morgan, faculty posthumously awarded
  • Ms. Erica Ashauer
  • Ms. Barb Wittersheim

New Inductees

  • Katherine G. Albano
  • Amanda Arendt
  • Randall J. Basilio
  • Samantha J. Caruso
  • Tyler Chaz Clark
  • Enrique D’Amico
  • Vanessa Delgado
  • Alexander Double
  • Cassidy C. Feddersen
  • Taylor L. Foytik
  • Jenna E. Garcia
  • Emma Germann
  • Courtney R. Green
  • Grace E. Gregory
  • Jessica Gul
  • Taylor Hankins
  • Kailyn M. Hmura
  • Elise M. Jakubowski
  • Natasha V. Jung
  • Natalie Karner
  • Huda Khan
  • Tanner J. King
  • Peggy Korzenecki
  • Margaret R. Krzeminski
  • Amanda M. Lams
  • Alyssa Laskowski
  • Michael T. Lyskawka
  • Olivia L. Morrison
  • Michael J. Mueller
  • Katlyn M. Mulford
  • Stanton K. Nielson
  • Gina Patten
  • Christina K. Polovitch
  • Greta Qano
  • Nina L. Rauzi
  • Maria R. Romero Luther
  • Terry Romero
  • Valbona Shameti
  • Quinlan S. Smith
  • Jamie C. Spencer
  • Joseph T. Strub
  • Margaret Tierney
  • Nadia Turkieh
  • Allison R. Vickers
  • Aasiyah B. Wasif
  • Lauryn E. Wesoloski

Nominees for National Fellowship Award

  • Nicole Omiotek (to represent the Chapter)
  • Valentina Poggi

Elmhurst University Chapter Phi Kappa Phi Awards

  • Sarah Dickey
  • Nicole Omiotek
  • Valentina Poggi

Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship Nominee

  • Abigail Banas, 2019
  • Violet Luzcak, 2018
  • Hannah Stewart, 2017, Award Winner

Phi Kappa Phi Elmhurst University Chapter 195 Scholarship Recipients

  • Hannah Stewart, 2017
  • Rabia Hammed, 2017
  • Jacqueline Ryer, 2017
  • Violet Luzcak, 2018
  • Michelle Diatte, 2018
  • Abby Banas, 2019
  • Pre-Health Honor Society
  • Founded at the University of Alabama, April 28, 1926
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1976

Purpose

To encourage and recognize excellence in health pre-professional scholarship; to stimulate an appreciation of the importance of health pre-professional education; to promote cooperation and contacts between professional and pre-professional students and educators; to bind together similarly interested students; and to use its knowledge for the benefit of health organizations, charities, and the community.

Eligibility

For national membership, students shall have completed at least three semesters or five quarters of prerequisite work with a general scholastic average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and also with an average of 3.2 in the natural sciences and mathematics.

Executive Board

  • President: Antonio Aguilera
  • Vice President: Terry Romero
  • Secretary: Dacey Maglaque
  • Treasurer: Mary Lotesto

Advisor

  • Erica Ashauer
  • Marketing Honor Society
  • Founded in Chicago, Illinois, Spring 1981
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1988

Purpose

To acknowledge outstanding scholastic achievement on a highly competitive basis.

Eligibility

American Marketing Association graduating seniors with a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA).

Advisor

  • Sherry Smoak

New Inductees

  • Natalie Camacho
  • Dr. Saumya Chintamaneni
  • Samantha Derango
  • Nathaniel C. Klimek
  • Cristin Lombardi
  • Angeline Orrico
  • Oliver Saile
  • Meg Simon
  • Foreign Language Honor Society
  • Founded at Los Angeles City College in 1931
  • Active Chapters: 316
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1978

Purpose

To recognize achievement in the field of foreign language study; to stimulate a desire for linguistic attainment; to encourage a continuing interest in the study of foreign languages, literature, civilizations; and to foster sympathetic understanding of other peoples.

Eligibility

Students must offer at least two grades of A in college-level courses in a specific foreign language and have a B average overall.

Officers

  • President: Katherine Cervantes
  • Vice President: Will be elected in the fall of 2020
  • Secretary: Will be elected in the fall of 2020

Advisor

  • Dr. Beatriz Gómez Acuña

New Inductees

  • Will be inducted in the fall of 2020
  • Continuing Education Honor Society
  • Founded at Northwestern University, December 1945
  • Active Chapters: 300
  • Elmhurst University Chapter (part of the Mu Lambda Chapter) Established in September 2003

Purpose

Dedicated to the advancement of scholarship and recognition of high scholastic achievement in an adult student’s career. By doing so, this Society encourages students to continue toward and to earn associate and baccalaureate degrees. Through leadership born of effort, both scholastically and fraternally, it inspires its candidates to give of their strengths to their fellow students and communities through their academic achievements. To the newcomer in higher education, it stands as an inspiration to scholastic growth and an invitation to associate with similarly motivated students.

Eligibility

Members must be matriculated and have a minimum of twenty-four graded semester hours or the equivalent and shall be matriculated students in an undergraduate degree program. These college credits must not include transfer credits. At least twelve of the student’s total credit should be earned in the Liberal Arts/Sciences. Transfer credits may be used to meet this requirement.

Members should be selected for the highest twenty percent of the class who has twenty-four graded credits and are matriculated in an undergraduate degree program. Students must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.2 on 4.0 scale or its equivalent.

Advisor

  • Kimberly Lawler-Sagarin

New Inductees

  • Theadora Iacobellis
  • Thomas Morris
  • Arlette I. Nunez-Martinez
  • Tara Schoen
  • Jasen Jonas
  • Semra Kurdova
  • Scott Marcus
  • Lavinia Sofinet
  • Claudia Silva
  • Isaac Reeves
  • Nicolle Omiotek
  • Iana Mamalat
  • Gabrielle Pepping
  • Nicole Palma
  • Biology Honor Society
  • Founded at Oklahoma City University, 1922
  • Active Chapters: 256
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1965

Purpose

To promote interest in and further the objectives of the biological sciences by reserving membership for college students who have met certain scholastic standards and completed a required amount of work in biology.

Eligibility

Open to students who are biology majors and have completed at least three courses in biology with an average GPA of 3.0.

Officers

  • President: Abigail Banas
  • Vice President: Areeba Mazher
  • Secretary: Elizabeth Walaszczyk
  • Treasurer: Ashley Teng

Advisor

  • Dr. Merrilee Guenther

New Inductees

  • Theresa Diamond
  • Nicholas Luka
  • Michael Mueller
  • Nicolle Omiotek
  • Veera Qureshi
  • Daniela Valerio
  • Elizabeth Walaszczyk
  • Geography Honor Society
  • Founded at Illinois State Normal University, 1931 (founded locally in 1928, nationally in 1931)
  • Active Chapters: 207
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1964

Purpose

To further professional interest, to strengthen student and professional training, to advance the status of geography as a cultural and practical discipline, to encourage student research, and to create and administer funds for furthering graduate study and/or research.

Eligibility

Students must meet ACHS standards and must have completed a minimum of three courses in geography, with a B average in geography, must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class, and shall have completed at least three semesters of college courses.

Advisor

  • Dr. Michael Lindberg

New Inductees

  • No new inductees for 2019-2020
  • Business Administration Honor Society
  • Founded at New York University, November 13, 1913
  • Active Chapters: 150
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1963

Purpose

To promote higher scholarship in training for business and to recognize and reward scholastic attainment in business subjects.

Eligibility

Student membership must be selected from the top 20 percent of their total class in cumulative grades. Membership is restricted to business or commerce students of good character, day or evening division, who are candidates for the baccalaureate degree, who have completed at least one half of the work required, and who have achieved an average cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better out of 4.0.

Officers

  • President: Petra Kyriakopoulos
  • Vice President: Samuel Martyn
  • Secretary: Henry McCarthy
  • Treasurer: Brenda Castillo

Advisor

  • Bruce Fischer

New Inductees

  • Daniel Adams
  • Nicolet Bachmeier
  • Dana Brandt
  • Catherine Callaghan
  • Natalie Camacho
  • Rena Cerny
  • Julia Cholewa
  • Angelica Cosio
  • Christopher DeSalvo
  • Brandon Endicott
  • Nina Falco
  • Allison Francis
  • Erin Feldkamp
  • Paul Fomby
  • Marissa Gariti
  • Kennedy Maas Gebel
  • Angelina Gervasio
  • Jazmin Gomez
  • Stacie Harms
  • Theadora Iacobellis
  • Ashley Jayko
  • Victor Keane
  • Jenna Kowalczyk
  • Allyson Lederman
  • Diana Martinez
  • Jeffery O’Connell
  • Angeline Orrico
  • Skye Palumbo
  • Matthew Peterson
  • Dimitra Plikas
  • Elisa Vander Ploeg
  • Rachel Rettger
  • Caitlin Rusen
  • Jakub Ryt
  • Karolina Ryt
  • Nayeli Salgado
  • Esmeralda Gomez Sanchez
  • Elena Santiago
  • Tatsiana Sazanovich
  • Valbona Shameti
  • Meg Simon
  • Weronika Staszel
  • Natalia Wehr
  • Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Founded in Washington State in 1942
  • Chapters: More than 500 nationwide

Purpose

To honor and promote academic excellence, community service, educational leadership, and unity.

Eligibility

A 3.2 GPA overall and in criminal justice courses for students who have completed four courses.

Officers

  • President: Danielle Drallmeier
  • Secretary: Eftihia (Effy) Lipi
  • Treasurer: Victoria Blas
  • Public Relations: Iris Villasenor

Advisor

  • Andrea Krieg

New Inductees

Fall 2019
  • Giselle Rocha
  • Daniel Jones
  • Marie Lisboa Baez
  • Gerald Wadleigh
  • Enrique Munoz
  • Ellis Catic
Spring 2020
  • Anthony Antrobus
  • Justin Hames
  • Religious Studies and Theology Honor Society
  • Founded at Elmhurst University as a local chapter (Alpha Delta Zeta) in 1998

Purpose

To recognize, maintain and nourish excellence in theological and religious studies within baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate degree programs, and within the academic profession of these studies. The Society promotes such excellence by encouraging theological research, teaching, publications and exchange of learning among scholars. It seeks to bring students, teachers, and other theological scholars together intellectually and socially.

Eligibility

Open to both students and professors. Students must have completed a minimum of two semesters at Elmhurst University; completed a minimum of twelve credit hours in the Department of Religious Studies; have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for all college courses; and a GPA of at least 3.5 for religious studies courses.

Advisor

  • Dr. Andrew Das

New Inductees

  • Kayli Benak
  • Alisa Carrico
  • Noemi Sanchez
  • National Theatre Honor Society
  • Founded in 1919 at the National Association of the Teachers of Speech in Chicago
  • Active Chapters: 38
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1967

Purpose

To increase interest, stimulate creativeness, and foster artistic achievement in all of the allied arts and crafts of the theatre.

Eligibility

Students must successfully meet a prescribed minimum of experience in design, technical work, stage management, directing and/or performance in plays, and a GPA of 2.75.

Officers

  • President: Mary Margaret Tarsitano
  • Vice President: Brianna Key
  • Secretary/Treasurer: George Martinez
  • Social Chair: Rebecca Munoz

Advisors

  • Professor Janice Pohl
  • Professor Alan Weiger

New Inductees

  • Linnea Groom
  • Kerry Heflin
  • Brianna Key
  • George Martinez
  • Marshall McGill
  • Education Honor Society
  • Founded at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, March 8, 1911
  • Active Chapters: 418
  • Elmhurst Chapter Established May 7, 1993

Purpose

To recognize sound scholarship, commendable personal qualities, worthy educational ideals, and outstanding contributions to education.

Eligibility

Undergraduate members are students preparing to be certified to teach with at least sophomore standing and a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Officers

  • President: Stefani Martinez
  • Vice President: Theresa Hutto
  • Secretary: Gabrielle Pepping
  • Membership Chair: Sara Barsaloux
  • Historian: Linnea Aguilera
  • SGA Legislator: Erika Nava

Advisor

  • Theresa Robinson

Fall 2019 Initiates

Early Childhood Education
  • Samantha Caruso 
  • Gabrielle Murdoch 
  • Elementary Education 
  • Lauren Goff  
  • Emily Hanna       
  • Selena Lara          
  • Samantha Lux 
  • Yesenia Nunez 
  • Mickayla Radomski 
  • Jennifer Sanchez 
  • Monica Soberri 
  • Allison Tommasi 
  • Nick Vitosh 
Secondary Education
  • Luc Al-Sakhira
  • Emma Germann    
  • Lucas Brennan
  • Isela Cano
  • Stephanie Cipolla
  • Rosalia Cucinella
  • Jenna Garcia 
  • Alaina Hewitt 
  • Kyle Kotula 
  • Matthew Keane 
  • Alexandra Overland 
  • Mickayla Radomski
  • Ryan Summers 
Special Education
  • Marissa Colantuono 
  • Emily Curry 
  • Angela Ferreri 
  • Arzu Gurgiolo 
  • Margaret Krzeminski 
  • Stephanie Maucieri 
  • Margaret McEnery 
  • Rachel Stembridge

Spring 2019 Initiates

Early Childhood Education
  • Amanda Perry
Elementary Education
  • Ashley Myers
  • Kourtney Schuetz
  • Annie Durava
  • Music Education
  • Kristina Talia
  • Koryana Boyle
  • Physical Education
  • Megan Vallance
  • Jacob Alley
Secondary Education
  • Linnea Grooms
  • Victoria Bendersky
  • Jessica Hilario
  • Grace Wiltgen
  • Nathan Ludena
  • Special Education
  • Abby Daniels
  • Michelle Buttita
  • Communications Studies Honor Society
  • Founded at the University of Arkansas in 1985 (became a part of the National Communication Association in 1988 and the association’s official honor society in July 1995)
  • Active chapters: More than 400 at four-year colleges and universities worldwide
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 2003

Purpose

Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his book Rhetoric, as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character credibility and ethics.

The Six Goals of Lambda Pi Eta
  1. Recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies
  2. Stimulate interest in the field of communication
  3. Promote and encourage professional development among communication majors
  4. Provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication
  5. Establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students
  6. Explore options for graduate education in communication studies

Eligibility

Membership privileges are extended to those students who have completed at least 15 course credits, three course credits in communication, and who have maintained a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 overall and 3.25 in communication courses.

Officers

  • President: Samantha Derango
  • Vice President: Hannah Brummer and Joanna Piwowarczyk
  • Secretary: Kadie Chapman
  • Treasurer: Jessica Dlugosz

Advisors

  • Dr. Courtney Waite Miller

New Members

  • Elisabeth Asa
  • Alyssa Berger
  • Michelle Cabanas
  • Jacob Clay
  • Domenica Di Vietro
  • Nicole Doyle
  • Megan Dufour
  • Kayla Kurtzweil
  • Emily Marquez
  • Gianna Pennacchio
  • Jordan Slonke
  • Quinlan Smith
  • Trinity Veith
  • Brittany Whigam
  • Emma Wilkin
  • Riley Wilson
  • Grace Woods
  • Amy Young
  • Music Recognition Society
  • Founded at Elmhurst University as a local music recognition society on October 29, 1981

Purpose

It shall be the purpose of the organization to be recognized as a music recognition society; to promote a high level of academic achievement in music courses; to encourage participation and attendance at Elmhurst University music events; to recognize outstanding academic achievement and excellence in music performance at Elmhurst University; and to make available to members the opportunity for professional development.

Eligibility

Open to music majors and music minor, members shall have ten hours in music courses, be of sophomore standing, maintain a 3.5 grade-point average in music and a 3.25 grade-point average overall, be in good standing with the music department, and shall have accepted an invitation for membership.

Advisor

  • Dr. Mark Harbold

New Inductees

  • Michael Barrera
  • Kayla Bradley
  • Jared Brown
  • Aron Callard
  • Stephanie Cipolla
  • Yanalis Conchas
  • Daniel Cortez
  • Chelsea Eldridge
  • Vincent Furlin
  • Deisy Garcia
  • Jessica Goodreid
  • Alex Hansen
  • Gizel Issa
  • Kyle Kotula
  • Khadijah Leverette
  • Alexandra Overland
  • Samantha Paige
  • Alexander Smith
  • Hannah Sprandel
  • Jason Wickland
  • Jessica Winston
  • Nicholas Zoppa
  • Founded at Southwestern College in Kansas in 1924
  • Active Chapters: 150
  • Illinois XI Chapter Established in 1962tion society on October 29, 1981

Purpose

To encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

Officers

  • President: Dr. Michael Lindberg
  • Secretary: Dr. Bhoomi K. Thakore

New Inductees

Fall 2019
  • Marie Baez
  • Kirk Burger
  • Cara Cantore
  • Katherine Cervantes
  • Regina Mae Cruz
  • Cynthia Diaz
  • Allison Erndahl
  • Daysi Estrada
  • Angela Ferdinardo
  • Maria Garcia
  • Rebecca Gerke
  • Nicole Giametta
  • Grace Gregory
  • Jessica Gul
  • Charlie Hajkowicz
  • Autumn Heinz
  • Isabel Hilario
  • Kyle Hildebrand
  • Rachel Holesha
  • Stephen Ibarra
  • Matthew Keane
  • Margaret Krzeminski
  • Graceanne Ludwig
  • Jordan Marczewski
  • Danielle McNulty
  • Kalie Miller
  • Krist Monroy
  • Dlen Nanakaliy
  • Arlette Nunez-Martinez
  • Megan Ohlen
  • Stefan Postman
  • Gregory Pratt
  • Tamara Quinones
  • Karen Ramirez
  • Leslie Robles
  • Kimberleigh Sharp
  • Courtney Smith
  • Quinlan Smith
  • Milena Sogura
  • Maria Solis
  • Leandros Spyratos
  • Ryan Summers
  • Angelica Tron
  • Michael Vaia
  • Gerald Wadleigh
  • Madeline Wrzeciona
Spring 2020
  • Sabia Akhoon
  • Katherine Albano
  • Angelique Albino
  • Hannah Battistoni
  • Abby Baumann
  • Kate Bazarek
  • Olivia Bronson
  • Kasey Buchanan
  • Rebecca Cords
  • Melissa Corral
  • Hollee Czajka
  • Samantha Diaz
  • Ellyanne Eaves
  • Vidal Garcia
  • Pamela Kobeszko
  • Theresa Marcello
  • Melissa Morrissey
  • Enrique Munoz
  • Greta Qano
  • Jillian Sliwa
  • Lavinia Sofinet
  • Veronica Zahn
  • Mathematics Honorary Society
  • Founded at Syracuse University in 1914
  • Active Chapters: 330
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1986

Purpose

To promote scholarship and mathematics.

Eligibility

Students must have at least one year of college mathematics beyond calculus, have a B average in mathematics, and rank in the top one-third of the class.

Advisor

  • Dr. Catherine Crawford

New Inductees

  • Sara E. Kochanski
  • Rachel M. Palmer
  • National Political Science Honorary Society
  • Founded at the University of Texas in 1920
  • Active Chapters: 621
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 2006

Purpose

To stimulate scholarship and intellectual interest in political science and promote worthwhile curricular and extracurricular activities related to political science.

Eligibility

Students must be juniors who have completed 10 semester hours in political science including one upper level course with no grade lower than B and have a cumulative GPA in the upper one-third of their class.

Advisor

  • Dr. Mary Walsh

New Inductees

  • Rachel Holesha
  • Pamela Kobeszko
  • Noor Maghrebi
  • Greta Qano
  • Nursing Honor Society
  • Founded at Indiana University, 1922
  • Active Chapters: 221
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1982

Purpose

To recognize superior achievement and leadership qualities, to foster high professional standards, to encourage scholarly work and research, and to strengthen individual commitment to the ideals and purposes of the profession.

Eligibility

Junior and senior nursing students who have demonstrated superior scholastic achievement and evidence of professional leadership potential. Also eligible are full-time faculty members and nurses in the community who have received a baccalaureate or higher degree and have shown achievement in the nursing field.

UNDERGRADUATE CRITERIA

Each undergraduate candidate for membership is required to meet the criteria for the undergraduate category of membership. Undergraduate students are required to have completed half of the nursing curriculum, have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale, rank in the upper 35% of the graduating class, and meet the expectation of academic integrity.

GRADUATE CRITERIA

Each graduate (master’s or doctoral) candidate for membership is required to meet the criteria for the graduate category of membership. Graduate students are required to have completed one quarter of the required graduate curriculum, have at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 grading scale or its equivalent, and meet the expectation of academic integrity.

NURSE LEADER CRITERIA

A nurse leader is eligible for membership if the leader is a registered nurse, legally recognized to practice in his/her country with a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in any field, and has demonstrated achievement in nursing.

Officers

  • President: Laury Westbury
  • Vice President: Amanda Lavine-Kelly
  • Secretary: Kimberly Pawlowski
  • Treasurer: Penny Reiss
  • Faculty Counselor: Laura Brennan
  • Convention Delegate: Ruth Schumacher
  • Governance Chair: Mary (Molly) Taylor

Members 2019-2020

  • Consuelo Aguilera
  • Mae Arendain
  • Justine Balousek
  • Kayli Benak
  • Monika Bogdanovska
  • Faith Burmania
  • Mimi Chirayil
  • Sunha Cho
  • Sunju Cho
  • Michaela Cortez
  • Margaret Durkin
  • Cassidy Feddersen
  • Rita Ferdinardo
  • Isabella Freitag
  • Julia Gallina
  • Rebecca Garcia
  • Rebecca Gerke
  • Emily Gryna
  • Ajla Hadzisalihovic
  • Esthefany Hernandez
  • Ortiz
  • Nermina Husejnovic
  • Osvaldo Jimenez
  • Joanna Juskiewicz
  • Holland Kosiek
  • Emilie Kottmeier
  • Samantha Kramp
  • Bailee Krantz
  • Kelsey Kretman
  • Téa Leon
  • Iana Mamalat
  • Danielle Montella
  • Carina Mora
  • Kinga Obrzut
  • Amber Ong
  • Kaliana Onita
  • Marisol Ornelas
  • Morgan Palmer
  • Angela Ponce
  • Marilena Presta
  • Karen Ramirez
  • Amanda Rodriguez
  • Gregory Rundle
  • Janet Schmidt
  • Patricia Smyrski
  • Kayla Terry
  • Selene Ushela
  • Giselle Vazquez
  • Grace Velez
  • McKenna Walsh
  • Cheryl Wickstrom
  • Michael Wood
  • Physics Honor Society
  • Founded at Davidson College, December 11, 1921
  • Active Chapters: 362
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1979

Purpose

To serve as a means of awarding distinction to students having high scholarship and promise of achievement in physics; to promote student interest in research and the advanced study of the science; to encourage a professional spirit and friendship among those who have displayed marked ability in physics; and to popularize interest in physics in the general collegiate public.

Eligibility

Student membership is restricted to those who have attained standards of high scholarship, professional interest and merit, and scholastic proficiency or distinction. Students must be in the upper 33 percent of their class.

Advisor

  • Dr. Brian Wilhite
  • English Honor Society
  • Founded at Dakota Wesleyan University, 1924
  • Active Chapters: More than 450
  • Elmhurst University Chapter established in 1973

Purpose

To confer distinction for high achievement in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies in English language and literature; to provide cultural stimulation on college campuses through its local chapters; to furnish community interest within English departments through its local chapters; to impose upon members high citizenship responsibilities; and to encourage creative and critical writing.

Eligibility

Undergraduate students must have either a major, minor, or area of specialization in English; must have completed two English courses beyond their freshman writing requirements; they must maintain at least a 3.2 GPA overall and a 3.5 in English. New students are inducted in the fall term of each year.

Officers

  • President: Sarah Tenuta
  • Vice President: Tyler Stewart
  • Secretary: Elita Spadlowski
  • Treasurer: Lewis Poor

Advisor

  • Dr. Bridget O’Rourke

New Inductees

  • Andrew Cripe
  • Michelle Donato
  • Marisa Karpes
  • Kendall Neumann
  • Jenna Pederson
  • Lewis Poor
  • Elita Spadlowski
  • Tyler Stewart
  • Sarah Tenuta
  • Lauren Vana
  • Honor Society for International Scholars
  • Founded at California State University in Long Beach in 1986
  • Active Chapters: 150
  • Elmhurst University Chapter (Zeta Pi) Established in 2007

Purpose

Phi Beta Delta is the first Honor Society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. Its purpose is to serve as a catalyst for internationalizing education on campus and to establish the University and its students as members of a worldwide network of individuals and institutions committed to promoting international education.

Eligibility

Students who have completed one study abroad experience, have maintained a 3.4 GPA and have successfully completed at least 12 course credit hours of undergraduate study.

Faculty Advisor

  • Dr. Rebecca Monger
  • Psychology Honor Society
  • Founded at Yale University, September 4, 1929
  • Active Chapters: 588
  • Elmhurst University Chapter Established in 1965

Purpose

To advance the science of psychology; and to encourage, stimulate and maintain scholarship of the individual members in all fields.

Eligibility

For active student membership, the student must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and must have completed at least three semesters of college work, and nine semester hours of psychology. He or she must be registered for major or minor standing in psychology. Students must rank in the upper 35 percent of their class in general scholarship and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Students must demonstrate superior scholarship in psychology earning a minimum GPA in psychology courses of 3.5.

Advisors

  • Dr. Elizabeth Majka
  • Dr. Patrick Nebl

New Inductees

Spring 2020 Inductees
  • Megan Adamowski
  • Katherine Albano
  • Abby Baumann
  • Destiny Gloms
  • Michael Lyskawka
  • Thomas Morris
  • Michael Mueller
  • Rachel Murphy
  • Stephanie Quaiver
  • Deisy Ramos
  • Aimee Valentine
Fall 2019 Inductees
  • Robert Boughton
  • Cara Cantore
  • Monica Chaidez
  • Jessica Gul
  • Julia Jamka
  • Carly Kemper
  • Courtney Lloyd
  • Georg Martinez
  • Ali Anusha Noor
  • Emily Novak
  • Sarah O’Connor
  • Danielle Pautz
  • Kathleen Saverino
  • Jaclyn Stears

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