By Chris Stathopoulos — On April 17, the Alpha-Lambda Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the national honor society in business administration, celebrated its fortieth year at William Jewell College by inducting its newest members in a ceremony at Gano Assembly. Delta Mu Delta, which began in 1913 at New York University, strives to “promote higher scholarship in training for business and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement in business subjects” and is the highest national honor for business students in the United States. In order to achieve induction into Delta Mu Delta, a student must have completed 60 credit hours and hold a 3.25 GPA or be in the top 20% of his or her class. According to Dr. Jean Hawkins, chapter faculty sponsor, the GPA among Jewell members is significantly higher than the required 3.25. Among those students (all juniors) inducted were: Rachael Grass, Sarah Horn, Katherine Long, Megan McConnell, Madeline Onumbu, Brad Robertson, Erin Smalley and Colleen Sumpter.
At the conclusion of the induction ceremony which was attended by many faculty and parents of inductees, Chapter sponsor Dr. Jean Hawkins recognized outgoing president Jalene Brandom and vice president Tom Farinacci, both graduating seniors.