NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences inducted seven undergraduate students this year into national honor societies recognizing outstanding achievement in criminal justice, paralegal studies, and sociology. The college hosted a joint induction ceremony and reception on Mar. 20 to celebrate the students’ academic accomplishments.
The ceremony began with opening remarks from Thomas Fagan, Ph.D., director of the college’s Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, who welcomed the students, faculty, and family members in attendance.
Lindsey Vigesaa, Ph.D., assistant professor at the college and faculty adviser for Alpha Phi Sigma, then inducted the following criminal justice majors into the society: Brooke Crosley, Niclourdes Clervil, Nayida Ocasio, Michael Mateus, and Jessica Ripperdan. To be eligible for membership in Alpha Phi Sigma, criminal justice majors must have completed three full-time semesters at NSU, have a minimum 3.2 GPA (both cumulative and in the major), and rank in the top 35% of their class.
Next, Joyce Avotri-Wuaku, Ph.D., assistant professor at the college and faculty adviser for Alpha Delta Kappa, inducted sociology major Sheena Coke. To be eligible for membership in Alpha Delta Kappa, sociology majors must be a least a junior, have a minimum 3.3 GPA overall (3.0 GPA in the major), and rank in the top 35% of their class.
Paralegal studies major Channon Pifer, unable to attend the ceremony, also was inducted into Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX). To be eligible for membership into LEX, paralegal studies majors must have successfully completed two-thirds of the program requirements and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Jessica Garcia-Brown, J.D., LL.M., associate professor at the college, serves as the faculty adviser for LEX.
Following the formal induction ceremony, the students joined family, friends, and faculty members and college leadership for a celebratory reception.