20 Students Inducted Into Sigma Iota Rho

By Purnell T. Cropper | October 28, 2011

Twenty Arcadia students were inducted into the Delta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Iota Rho on Oct. 20. The Honor Society, which is one of Arcadia’s newest, promotes and rewards scholarship and service among students and practitioners of international studies, international affairs and global studies. New inductees represent both the undergraduate International Studies program as well as the graduate program in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.

Dr. Jennifer Riggan, Assistant Professor of International Studies, officially inducted the 13 students in attendance (several inductees currently are abroad). Dr. Samer Abboud, Assistant Professor of History and International Studies and Faculty Advisor for the Society, presented students with their graduation regalia and Chapter Vice president Jennifer Samson gave congratulatory remarks and explained the benefits and responsibilities of membership.

“Sigma Iota Rho gives students a chance to create long-lasting friendships and interact with like-minded individuals who are intelligent and passionate about International Studies,” says Faith Bogue ’12, Student Chapter President.

The twenty inductees are: Faith Bogue, Jessica Chiaramonte, Matthew Dalrymple, Julie Gellrich, Christa Lane Hooper, Emily Horner, Hope Kwiatkowski, Colleen McQuade, Julia Milbourne, Kaitlyn Norden, Briana Peterson, Kelly Hays O’Connor, Jennifer Samson, Mellanie Tanada, Christine Thieme, Ashley Trump, Vanessa Valdes, Sarah Vogel, Madison Wierzel.

Inducted members are invited to a foreign food and film night on Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Easton Hall (room to be announced). To learn more about becoming a member, visit the Sigma Iota Rho website or e-mail Bogue at fbogue@arcadia.edu.