Quincy University’s Kappa Lambda Rho chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta national communication honor society recently recognized graduates and new members.

Graduation honor cords were presented to three Kappa Lambda Rho seniors: Wesley Shelor (president) of Plymouth, Ill; Kai Grover of Chicago, Ill.; and Jack Weis of Fenton, Mo. Weis and Grover were inducted as new members.

Four juniors were inducted as new members of Kappa Lambda Rho: Henry Balmer of Arnold, Mo.; Anthony Lundy of Chicago, Ill.; Tyler Menendez of St. Louis, Mo.; and Jake Vitale of St. Louis, Mo.

“Graduates are eligible to wear red and white honor cords at Commencement in recognition of their accomplishments in the major” said Barbara Schleppenbach, PhD, associate professor of communication. “Students invited to membership have qualified through high levels of scholarship, and they are all campus leaders as well.”

Since 2005, the QU Communications department has maintained the Kappa Lambda Rho chapter membership in Lambda Pi Eta, the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Honor Society.  As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta has over 300 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide.

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