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Release date: March 27, 2006
Wayland Inducts Charter Class into Honor Society

PLAINVIEW -- Wayland Baptist University recently inducted its charter members into the school’s chapter of the Lambda Pi Eta honor society for communications students.

              Membership in the society is a way to recognize those students who carry at least a 3.0 grade point average, have taken at least six hours of speech classes and maintain involvement in speech activities.

              “We modeled our constitution after other organizations on campus,” said Virginia Myers, associate professor of speech communications, who serves as the group’s sponsor.

              Myers said in order to receive the charter, the university had to meet the standards of the National Communications Association honor society, then the Department of Communications had to meet the criteria set forth by the university.

              Myers said the group is in the process of adopting a service project.

              “We have had several ideas for projects that would be appropriate for a communications organization,” she said. “We are looking at organizations in town or the school system that we could do service projects for that are related to, or an extension of, something in communications. We have talked about mentoring or tutoring or things like that.”

              Myers said the main focus in the group’s early stages, however, is to simply grow as an organization.

              Charter members are: Katie Moore, an education major from Sunray; Heather Robison, a speech major from Slaton; Jason Smith, an English and speech major from Lubbock; Heath Ferguson, an English major from Lamesa; Paul Finley, a mass communications and speech major from Perryton; Josh Davis, a religious education and English major from Bledsoe; Josh Lubenow, a public speaking major from San Antonio; and Kelley Dunn, a speech major from Bledsoe.