Pi Gamma Mu Announces Award
Chowan University recently inducted twenty-three new members into Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society in Social Sciences, during a ceremony on November 17 in Vaughan Auditorium. Graduating seniors received their honor cords, and the recipients of the Pi Gamma Mu Faculty, Student, and Scholarship Awards were announced. The North Carolina Alpha Beta Chapter Faculty Award was presented to a faculty member in the social sciences to recognize teaching excellence and commitment to the ideals of Pi Gamma Mu. The 2015 recipient was Dr. Gladys DeJesus, Chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and Distinguished Professor of Economics. The North Carolina Alpha Beta Chapter Student Awards were presented to a Pi Gamma Mu member in each of the social science majors as well as one award to a graduating senior majoring in a field outside of the social sciences. To be eligible, the student must be a graduating senior and have demonstrated academic excellence in their field of study. The Criminal Justice Student Award was presented to Jasmine Bates. The History Student Award was presented to Mackenzie Reid. The Psychology Student Award was presented to Des’monay Barnes. The Social Sciences Student Award was presented to Shannon Lassiter. The Academic Student Award was presented to Adriea Herndon, a business administration major. The Scholarship Award is a timehonored tradition of Pi Gamma Mu. It is given to an outstanding graduating senior who has distinguished him/ herself in the social sciences. The recipient is presented with the Pi Gamma Mu medallion. His/her name with the date is engraved on the back. The recipient of the Pi Gamma Mu Scholarship Award was LaTarryl Hall, a senior criminal justice major.