Northwestern’s social sciences department holds induction ceremony for honor societies

May 7, 2019

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s social sciences department inducted new members into the Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Gamma Mu international honor societies May 1 during a ceremony in the Jesse Dunn building.

Phi Alpha Theta is an international history honor society dedicated to promote the study of history. Requirements for membership include a minimum 12 hours of history, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and a grade point average of at least 3.1 in history.

The sponsor for the Northwestern chapter is Dr. Eric Schmaltz, professor of history.

This year’s seven inductees include history majors Randal Bishop, Ponca City senior; Austin Booth, Fairmont junior; Jack Servis, Woodward senior; Logan Watkins, Lahoma junior; Madison Wilson, Enid junior; Rochelle Wright, Alva junior; and political science major Jacqueline Ruhl, Alva senior.

Phi Alpha Theta Inductees 2019

Northwestern Phi Alpha Theta history honor society sponsor (far left) Dr. Eric Schmaltz, with inductees (left to right) Randal Bishop, Jacqueline Ruhl, Madison Wilson and Rochelle Wright, will work to promote the study of history. Not Pictured are inductees Austin Booth, Jack Servis and Logan Watkins. 

Pi Sigma Alpha is an international political science honor society dedicated to promote the understanding of politics, democracy and citizenship throughout the world. Requirements for membership include a minimum 12 hours of political science, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 and must be in the top third of the graduating class.

The sponsor for the Northwestern chapter is Dr. Aaron Mason, professor of political science.

This year’s inductee was Clarence Wilson of Woodward, senior political science major.

Pi Gamma Mu is an international social sciences honor society dedicated to promote excellence in social sciences and uphold scholarship, leadership and service. Requirements for membership include a minimum 20 hours of social science, a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and must be in the top third of the graduating class.

The sponsor for the Northwestern chapter is Jana Brown, instructor of history.

This year’s 21 inductees include social work majors Reba Finley, Arnett junior; Elizabeth Fox-Shipley, Laverne senior; Kathryn Hess, Enid junior; Morgan Lopez, Enid senior; Chanel Martin, Mooreland junior; Ashley Neal, Enid senior; Marsellia Rael, Woodward senior; Jonathan Wales, Woodward junior; criminal justice majors Austin Luker, El Reno junior; Miranda Sanders, Goltry junior; Hannah Williams, Thornton, Colorado, senior; social science majors Clinton Shelton, Woodward senior; Caitlyn Shortnacy, Enid senior; history majors Bishop; Booth; Servis; Watkins; Wilson; Wright; and political science majors Ruhl and Wilson.

Pi Gamma Mu Inductees 2019Northwestern Pi Gamma Mu social sciences honor society members will encourage service, scholarship and leadership. Back row (left to right) Jonathan Wales, Randal Bishop, Jacqueline Ruhl, Rochelle Wright and Hannah Williams. Front row (left to right) Austin Luker, Reba Finley, Marsellia Rael, Madison Wilson, Chanel Martin and Jana Brown (sponsor). Not Pictured are inductees Austin Booth, Elizabeth Fox-Shipley, Kathryn Hess, Morgan Lopez, Ashley Neal, Miranda Sanders, Jack Servis, Clinton Shelton, Caitlyn Shornacy, Logan Watkins and Clarence Wilson.

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