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Undergraduate Students Honored at School of Communication Studies Lambda Pi Eta Induction and Student Scholarship Reception

Lambda Pi Eta Induction and Student Scholarship Reception Held

The School of Communication Studies hosted its annual Lambda Pi Eta Inductions and Undergraduate Student Scholarship Reception on April 20 in the Moulton Hall Ballroom.  At the reception, 56 undergraduate students were inducted into the Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta and scholarships were awarded to several students.

“This honors event provides an opportunity to highlight what a magnificent difference our students make at Kent State and in the community,” Jeff Child, interim director for the School of Communication Studies said. “Our students honored that night are all the best of the best. It was a joy to interact with them and their parents further.”

Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is a national honors society for communication students. Kent State’s chapter celebrated its 24th anniversary this year. The organization provides support for young students in the field of communication and works to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies.


Kent Communication Society – another student-run undergraduate organization that strives to connect students to the field of communication and foster opportunities for networking and professional development – also had its leadership team recognized along with the LPH student leadership team.

 “It was a personal honor to be a part of the celebration of our undergraduates,” Rozell Duncan, associate professor and LPH and KCS advisor said. “Our students are ambassadors to the student body as a whole. They represent the school and college in activities such as orientations, they participate in retention events and through Kent Communication Society they provide a variety of social and educational activities.”

The reception also honored undergraduates who demonstrated outstanding leadership, academic success, dedication and knowledge through the presentation of scholarships.

following awards were presented:
•    School of Communication Studies Memorial Scholarship - Subinuer Aierken and Nicole Bugenske
•    Arnold & Dorothy Danes Book Scholarship - Jensen Hykes
•    Michael Dubetz Endowed Scholarship - Jamie Brian and Jensen Hykes
•    Garmon-Murvay Scholarship - Natalia Roman
•    Lawrence W. Hugenberg Memorial Award - Marko Israel Ayala
•    Pierce Memorial Award - Rachel Morrell
•    Nancy E. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship - Natalia Roman
•    Rebecca & Alan Rubin Endowed Scholarship - Brielle Black
•    Feezel Family Scholarship - Julia Cicchinelli

To learn more about the school’s scholarships and undergraduate student organizations, visit www.kent.edu/comm. To view pictures of the event, visit www.facebook.com/kentcommstudies.