On October 6, Seton Hill University inducted seven students into the Phi Gamma Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Honor Society. To be invited to membership in Lambda Pi Eta, a student must have completed at least 60 semester hours, achieved an overall gpa of 3.0 or higher and fulfilled 12 hours in the communication field, obtaining a minimum of a 3.25 gpa within the communication major.

Students inducted into Lambda Pi Eta include Kelli Alfieri, junior communication major, Clare Berenato, junior sports marketing major, communication minor, Karlee Cleary, junior communication major, Maria Gallina, junior communication major, Kenneth Harris, junior communication major, Alexandra L. Kemp-Thompson business major, communication minor and Lauren Sciacca, junior communication major.

The ceremony began with a welcome from Lambda Phi Eta’s president, Jessica Pierce, senior communication major. Pierce welcomed friends, family and staff to the night’s ceremony. After a brief speech, Pierce then introduced the key speakers for the evening’s event. In attendance were Jack Ciak, Sc.D., assistant professor, communication, and advisor for the honor society, Frank Klapak, Ph.D., professor, communication and education, Justin Norris, director of development, and Christine Mueseler, vice president for Institutional Advancement. Each delivered powerful and encouraging speeches to the inductees and welcomed their initiation into Lambda Phi Eta.

“This event signified my hard work and dedication to the communication major,” stated Sciacca. “This ceremony is very special to all the inductees and our families.”

Concluding the induction, Pierce announced the official list of the new officers to 2011-2012 Lambda Phi Eta club. Members included, Jessica Pierce, president, Maria Gallina, vice president, Amanda Ponsonby, secretary, Jaclyn Spoljarick, treasurer, Karlee Cleary, vice president chapter relations, and Amara Lang, vice president of Lambda Phi Eta liaison.