Wayne State College

Social Sciences Day 2023 Inducts Students into International Honor Societies

Published Wednesday, December 6th, 2023

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Various honor societies inducted 50 new members on Social Sciences Day. The event was sponsored by Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society in the social sciences.

Several students were inducted into various international honor societies during Wayne State College’s 29th annual Social Sciences Day sponsored by Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society for the social sciences, on Nov. 30.

Activities featured the induction of new members into honor societies of the social sciences.

Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice honorary, is dedicated to the encouragement of academic excellence in criminal justice, social service, student support of the Wayne State Criminal Justice Department, and the development of leadership skills among its members. Alpha Phi Sigma inducted 17 new members:

Boggomsbay, Mosselbay South Africa – Anais Malan
Battle Creek – Emily Kalvelage
Bennington – Blake Rutten
Blair – Grace Rolland
Boelus – Rhegan Jensen
Columbus – Carmen Westfall
Creighton – Brayden Zimmerer
Emerson – Addison Mackling
Fremont – Jocelyn McDermott
Gretna – Dylon Dobbs
Malmo – Brett Greenfield
Norfolk – Tara Wiles (lecturer and manager of Wayne State’s Crime Scene Investigation Facility)
Papillion – Bryan Hanson
Schuyler – Laura Genchi
South Sioux City – Maritza Flores
Weeping Water – Bailee Nissen

Gamma Theta Upsilon is the international honor society in geography and is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the geography field. Gamma Theta Upsilon inducted six new members:

Bloomfield – Steve Maibaum
Hickman – David Gray
Juniata – Brennan Wrightsman
Omaha – Luke Cudly
Pleasant Dale – Addie Hejl
York – Kirsten Fike

Psi Chi, the international honor society in psychology, strives to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and advance the sciences in psychology. Psi Chi inducted one new member:

Gering – Lexie Jackson

Pi Gamma Mu is the international social sciences honorary. The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold and nurture scholarship, leadership, and service. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines, which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues.

Pi Gamma Mu inducted 26 new members:

Willemstad, Curaçao – Cheryse Baromeo
Onawa, Iowa – Lauren Boysen
Sioux City, Iowa – Destini Bailey
Lee’s Summit, Mo. – Abigail Cooper
Battle Creek – Emily Kalvelage, Emma Wilkinson
Bellwood – Jasmyne McDonald
Bloomfield – Steven Maibaum
Columbus – Carmen Westfall
Creighton – Brayden Zimmerer
David City – Hannah Woolsey
Emerson – Alexa Sullivan
Franklin – Ashley Lecher
Gretna – Dylon Dobbs, Alexis Holt
Homer – John Paul Mobley
Humphrey – Sydney McKay
Mason City – McKenna Palmer
Norfolk – Rylee Frohberg, Thea Lemburg, Tara Wiles (lecturer and manager of Wayne State’s Crime Scene Investigation Facility)
Omaha – Madeline Copple
Osmond – Mary Caroline Kahny
South Sioux City – Maritza Flores, Kendall Gill
West Point – Jacqueline Contreras

For more information, contact Dr. Randy Bertolas, professor of geography at Wayne State and faculty advisor for the Nebraska Delta chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, at [email protected].