Eight West Virginia Wesleyan College students were inducted into the local chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the national honor society for Communication, in late April. There are more than 500 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities nationwide.
Students inducted included Emily Akers of Fayetteville, WV; Juwon Akintunde of London, England; Kari Conaway of Saint Marys, WV; Michelle Leporatti of Manassas, VA; Andrea Paterra of Elizabeth, PA; Isaiah Robinson of Red House, WV; Tabby Swanson of Canonsburg, PA; and Caitlin Ware of Flemington, WV.
Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as the three ingredients of persuasion: logos, or logic; pathos, or emotion; and ethos, or ethics. The six goals of the organization are to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies; stimulate interest in the field of Communication; promote and encourage professional development among Communication majors; provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of Communication; establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and explore options for graduate education in Communication Studies.
Pictured are Isaiah Robinson, Kari Conaway, Michelle Leporatti, Emily Akers, Andrea Paterra, Caitlin Ware, and Juwon Akintunde. Not pictured is Tabby Swanson.