Lambda Pi Eta, a national honor society for outstanding communication scholars, welcomed seven new students to the Zeta Lambda chapter at Hiram College this fall. This year’s inductees include:
- Austin Blatt ’20
- Brooklynn Grein ’20
- Kathi Kline ’21
- Andrew Lang ’21
- Valerie Lauderback ’20
- Gillian McMaster ’21
- Kelly Miller ’20
Under the mentorship of Vanessa Gette-Heeman, Ph.D., visiting professor of communication and a member of the society, the group will work together to form the power of communication. This will be Heeman’s second year providing oversight for the group.
The name Lambda Pi Eta is represented by the Greek letters L (lambda), P (pi), and H (eta) symbolizing what Aristotle described in his book, “Rhetoric” as the three modes of persuasion: Logos meaning logic, Pathos relating to emotion, and Ethos defined as character credibility and ethics.
To be a member of the honorary community, one must complete 60 semester hours of undergraduate coursework (12 of which must be in communication courses), have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 (with a 3.25 in communication), be in the upper 35% of their graduating class, and be currently enrolled as a full-time student of Hiram College.
The new members of Lambda Pi Eta will work with the group President Michael Eversole and Vice President Haley Adams, both members inducted in fall 2018.