The Fall semester of 2017 proved exciting for the WKU Rho Nu chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the National Communication Association’s official honor society. Officers for the 2017-2018 academic year are: Emily Anne Pride (President), Hayley Armstrong (Vice-President), Nicole DiMatties (Scholarship Officer), Elizabeth Settle (Co-Secretary), Sarah Harrington (Co-Secretary), Mary Madison Lyons (Treasurer) and Allison Waggoner (Public Relations). The officers work within the organization towards six goals, which include promoting and encouraging professional development among communication majors and stimulating interest in the field of communication.
In November, the chapter President, Emily Anne Pride, and the chapter Secretary, Elizabeth Settle, were able to attend the National Communication Association (NCA) annual conference in Dallas, Texas.
LPH members participated in the Confucius Institute Tree Decorating Contest. The LPH tree, along with fifteen other trees from varying WKU groups, was displayed throughout the holiday season in the Chinese Exhibition Center in Helm Library.
LPH welcomed five new members who joined the organization during the semester: Colleen Coomes, Sara Ferguson, Katie Fischer, Cole Funkhouser, and Rachel Paris. These students will attend an induction ceremony in the middle of the Spring semester.
To be eligible to join this organization, one must complete 60 credit hours (at least 12 credit hours in Communication), have a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 (GPA of 3.25 in Communication courses), and rank within the highest 35% of one’s class. The Rho Nu chapter of LPH currently has sixteen inducted members, and the chapter is excited to welcome many more!
~ Emily Anne Pride, LPH President