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National Sociology Honorary Society Welcomes New Members

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Posted on Monday, March 19, 2018

Junior criminal justice studies major Delaney Saxton and junior sociology minor Julianne Halmo were recently inducted into the National Sociology Honorary, Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), at a ceremony and dinner. Alpha Kappa Delta derives its name from the first letters of the three Greek words that together signify the Society's goal: To study humankind for the purpose of service.

The mission of AKD is to promote human welfare through fellowship and the development of scientific knowledge to be applied to solving social problems. To be eligible for induction, students must meet the following criteria: 1) possess at least junior year standing; 2) rank in the top 35% of their class in general scholarship, or have an overall GPA of 3.3; 3) possess a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in sociology, criminal justice studies or international studies/global development/sociology and 4) have completed at least 4 regular Sociology, Criminal Justice Studies or Social Science courses prior to initiation.

AKD president Caitlynn Kreider and treasurer Max Ungerman presided over the ceremony. Professor of sociology and AKD faculty advisor Dr. Kristin Park, associate professor of sociology & criminal justice studies and program coordinator Dr. Kristenne Robison, and assistant professor of sociology Dr. Jamie Chapman were in attendance as well.