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Phi Beta Delta announces induction of new members
Twenty Oklahoma State University students, faculty and staff were inducted into the Epsilon Upsilon chapter of Phi Beta Delta on Nov. 20 in Stillwater.
Founded at OSU in 2003 with sixty members, Epsilon Upsilon now boasts over 250 members who strive to recognize international achievement, promote exchange of ideas within international activities and encourage interdisciplinary international programming.
“This is a group of people whose interests take us to a variety of destinations around the world, fostering the land-grant mission for research and service on a global scale,” said Jeff Simpson, Phi Beta Delta, Epsilon Upsilon Chapter coordinator.
Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society focusing on the recognition of scholarly development and work within international education. Its history traces back to the 18th century when it was first named Phi Beta Kappa. Currently, 190 chapters have been chartered around the world.
The Epsilon Upsilon Chapter received the Outstanding Chapter Award for the Southwest Region in 2012.
New members are listed below:
Long Beach: Sean Corrigan, MS-International Studies
New Port Richey: De Vere Kiss, MS- Aviation and Space
Lorain: Catherine Molleno, MS- International Studies
Austin: Nichole McAfee, MS- Political Science
Plano: Xuetain Hou, Accounting
Jakarta: Patricia Tandra, BS- Industrial Engineering & Management
Baghdad: Semar Abid, Ph.D.- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Mosul: Ahmed Moneeb, Ph.D.- Chemistry
Bhola Panta, MS-Entrepreneurship
Ganemulla: Renuka Rathnasekara, Ph.D.- Chemistry
Taichung: Yung-Feng Huang, Hotel & Restaurant Administration
FACULTY AND STAFF
Dr. Pamela S. Carroll; Dean, College of Education
Dr. Bret Danilowicz; Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. James Pappas; Assistant Professor – Management
Dr. Jean Sander; Dean, Veterinary Health Sciences
Dr. Daniel Shipka; Assistant Professor- Media & Strategic Communications
Dr. Paul Tikalsky; Dean, College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Dr. Sheryl Tucker; Dean, Graduate College
Dr. Stephan Wilson; Dean, College of Human Sciences
Story by Kaitlin Loyd