Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Inducts 92 Freshmen

May 16th, 2013 | Tags:

The SUNY Oneonta chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the national scholastic honor society for freshmen, inducted 92 new members on Sunday, May 5, at 1 p.m. in the Sanford Auditorium of the Instructional Resources Center.

With over 330 chapters nationwide, Phi Eta Sigma promotes excellence through recognition programs and scholarship competitions.  New members qualify by achieving grade-point averages of at least 3.5 during their first year in college.

Phi Eta Sigma, one of the longest-standing honor societies in the country, was founded at the University of Illinois in 1923.  Chartered in 1994, Oneonta’s chapter is advised by Dr. Kenneth Johnson, Associate Professor of Geography.

The guest speaker was Dr. Steven Perry, Vice President for Student Development. The induction ceremony was conducted by Dr. Kenneth Johnson, Faculty Advisor; Katie Sheehan, Chapter President; Allison Ryley, Vice President; Carrie Safford, Secretary; and Kimberly Brooks, Treasurer.  The new members were welcomed by a very supportive audience, which included approximately 150 invited family members.  Each inductee was awarded a certificate and a membership key issued by the national headquarters of Phi Eta Sigma.