Gannon University Announces New Honor Society

Posted: May 15, 2014

Gannon University's newest honorary society is Lambda Pi Eta, the honorary society of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Founded for communications students, Lambda Pi Eta's goals include recognizing outstanding achievement in communication studies, stimulating interest in the field of communication, promoting and encouraging professional development and creating opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of communication.

Membership is based on academic requirements that include completion of 60 credit hours, 12 of which must be in communications, maintaining an overall GPA of 3.0 and 3.25 in communications classes.

Rebecca Dambach was instrumental in bringing a Lambda Pi Eta chapter to Gannon University and is a charter member of Alpha Gamma Omicron Chapter. "We hope to prepare students for the real world after graduation. We plan to do things such as help build résumés, have guest speakers and bring in alumni in the fields to talk experience. We also intend to assist the members of the fraternity and freshmen and sophomores in our department to be the best students they can."

Brent Sleasman, Ph.D., is associate professor of communication and the arts and the faculty advisor for Lambda Pi Eta, which, he said, "will allow our best students to receive formal recognition for their hard academic work. Also, it will provide professional development opportunities such as conference attendance, presentations, etc."