Published January 10, 2016

New Members for Lambda Pi Eta

Six inducted into communication studies honor society

Monmouth College’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association, has inducted six new members: Maggie Brundige of Elburn, Ill., Cole Downey of Geneva, Ill., Ryan Draksler of Yorkville, Ill., Anthony Howe of Somerset, Wis., Miranda Jones of Grinnell, Iowa, and Rachel Masch of Laveen, Ariz.

Dedicated to recognizing outstanding undergraduates who study communication in its many and varied forms, Lambda Pi Eta offers opportunities for participation in professional organizations and is a vehicle for the presentation or publication of student scholarly work. Monmouth College is distinguished in being among the society’s 10 inaugural chapters.   Requirements of membership include: completion of at least 16 course credits in college, of which at least 3.5 course credits are in communication studies; a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; a communication studies GPA of at least 3.25; ranking in the upper 35 percent of the graduating class; and being enrolled as a student in good standing.   Approximately 80 students are majoring in communication studies at Monmouth, with another 40 majoring in public relations. Nearly all majors in both of those fields of study complete internships in an area related to their planned career.   Monmouth’s communication facilities and programs include a professional-grade TV news studio, a newly-revamped FM radio station, newspaper and literary magazine. The department offers a major that focuses on human communication in the widest variety of settings, whether face to face or through media, for professional success or personal enrichment.
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