Eleven Culver-Stockton College students were inducted May 13 into Theta Iota chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities.
CANTON, Mo. — Eleven Culver-Stockton College students were inducted May 13 into Theta Iota chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. The ceremony was held via Zoom, an online video conferencing app, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chapter advisor Tyler Tomlinson, a lecturer in communication, welcomed the inductees. Chapter president Sabrina Kalips, a senior media communication major from Granite City, Ill., inducted the new members.
- Samuel Baillie, a junior public relations major from Gibson City, Ill.
- Jessica Beaver, a junior media communication and English major from Quincy, Ill.
- Hailey Frutiger, a junior media communication major from Orion, Ill.
- Ryan Gibson, a junior public relations major from Hudson, Ill.
- Brody Hassel, a junior sports communication major from Seminole, Fla.
- William Knake, a junior media communication major from Havana, Ill.
- Nicholas Luciani, a senior sports communication major from Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
- Nsasa Makanda, a junior sports communication major from Louisville, Ky.
- Ashley Miller, a junior public relations major from Baylis, Ill.
- Danielle Thurman, a junior media communication major from Bonne Terre, Mo.
- Quentin Wells, a junior media communication major from Kahoka, Mo.
Fred Berger, senior lecturer of communication, recognized Kalips and Luciani for being named outstanding communication graduates at the Honors Day Convocation on May 12. Kalips and Luciani also presented abstracts of their senior theses research. Kalips studied the “Spiral of Silence” theory and female journalists, and Luciani explored the “Uses and Gratifications” theory as it related to live-Tweeting major events.
Baillie was named incoming president of the local chapter for 2020-21.
According to the National Communication Association, Lambda Pi Eta became a part of the NCA in 1988 and the association’s official honor society in July 1995 with more than 500 active chapters nationwide. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in Rhetoric as three ingredients of persuasion: logos (Lambda), meaning logic; pathos (Pi), relating to emotion; and ethos (Eta), defined as character credibility and ethics.
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NOTE: A number that appears immediately after a person’s name (i.e. Jane Doe ’18) is a reference to the year that person earned their bachelor’s degree from Culver-Stockton.