Niagara University is pleased to announce that six of its undergraduate students have been inducted into Omicron Iota, the local chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (LPH), the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA). In addition, four graduating seniors have been recognized for excellence by the university’s Communication Studies Department.
Olivia Bitetti, Katie Hoffman, Tiffany Hyman, Lauren Merrick, Lauren Palmieri and Amy Young recently became the newest members of Lambda Pi Eta.
Lambda Pi Eta, as the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association, endeavors to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies; stimulate interest, promote and encourage professional development among communication majors; and explore options for graduate education in communication studies.
“This recognition is truly a testament to the hard work and creativity of each of these students and speaks to the vitality of the communication studies program at Niagara University,” said Mark Barner, Ph.D., Chair of Niagara’s Communication Studies Department.
Meanwhile, Lela Mayfield, Kristen McCauley, Geoff Redick and Kristin Sito received the Communication Studies Department’s award for Academic Excellence. Redick was also recognized with an honor for Excellence in the Profession.
McCauley, Redick and Sito are also part of a group of students that presented research at the Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication at the Rochester Institute of Technology on April 27. They were joined by fellow communication studies majors Rianne Farrugia, Amanda Galster, Anna Hoffmann, Kara Oliver and Erin Mirando at the annual conference, which draws nearly 200 undergraduate scholars from colleges and universities in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Virginia. All accepted papers are published in a paperback journal, which is available for purchase online.