Pi Sigma Alpha Inducts Seven

Students honored for academic achievement in political science


Seven students were inducted into the Alpha Gamma Eta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society, on April 20, 2009.

Jennifer Abbassi, associate professor of political science, and Mari Ishibashi, associate professor of political science, welcomed the following new inductees...

  • Ara Raheel Friedman
  • Sarah Grace Hassmer
  • Kandyce Lyndsey Korotky
  • Kristina Marie Lashway
  • Ashley Marie Lovegrove
  • Lacy Nicole Matthews
  • Kelly Victoria Smitham

The Alpha Gamma Eta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, was established in April 2005. Founded in 1920, Pi Sigma Alpha seeks to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in political science and to create an enriching environment by raising critical issues of public concern. Membership is not limited to political science majors but to any juniors and seniors who meet the standards of academic achievement set by the society.

The ceremony took place as part of Randolph College’s Honor Society Joint Induction, a celebration of student academic achievement across a variety of disciplines. Honor societies in chemistry, classics, communication studies, economics, English, physics, political science, psychology and sociology, as well as Phi Beta Kappa, all inducted their new honorees at the event.