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Wednesday, 11 December 2013 18:51

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:

STUDENTS 

CALIFORNIA

Long Beach: Sean Corrigan, MS-International Studies

FLORIDA

New Port Richey: De Vere Kiss, MS- Aviation and Space

OHIO
Lorain: Catherine Molleno, MS- International Studies 

TEXAS

Austin: Nichole McAfee, MS- Political Science

Plano: Xuetain Hou, Accounting 

INDONESIA

Jakarta: Patricia Tandra, BS- Industrial Engineering & Management 

IRAQ

Baghdad: Semar Abid, Ph.D.- Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Mosul: Ahmed Moneeb, Ph.D.- Chemistry

NEPAL

Bhola Panta, MS-Entrepreneurship

SRI LANKA

Ganemulla: Renuka Rathnasekara, Ph.D.- Chemistry

TAIWAN

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

 

By Kaitlin Loyd