By Kristen Stivers — On April 27th, 2013, the international honor society of Delta Mu Delta, Alpha Lambda Chapter, held its annual induction ceremony to welcome seven new members into the chapter. Dr. Jean Hawkins, one of the faculty advisors, and Senior Member Chris Reimer provided a warm welcome to all of the new members, friends, and family in Grand River Chapel on the William Jewell campus.
The new members were inducted into the Alpha Lambda chapter by the President Taylor Brown and became lifetime members. The newly inducted 2013 members are: seniors Paul R. Cohoon and Amanda C. Kirkland and juniors Lindsey M. Bokach, Christopher M. Stathopoulos, Kristen M. Stivers, Victoria (Jiabei) Sun, and Renee D. Taylor.
Delta Mu Delta was founded on November 18, 1913 and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Founded by five professors in the School of Commerce, Finance, and Accounts at New York University, who firmly believed that recognition should be given to outstanding students of business administration subjects. To become a member, students must be of junior status within the college, have a cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher and have completed at least half of the course work toward their business degree. This honor society recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of business. The purposes of Delta Mu Delta are to promote higher scholarship in training for business and recognize and reward scholastic attainment in business subjects.
To conclude the event, senior members were recognized and presented with the Delta Mu Delta cords to wear at graduation in May. In the fall, chapter members will reconvene to determine the 2013-2014 officer positions for the chapter.