The IUP chapter of Lambda Alpha, the national collegiate honors society for Anthropology, has recognized 16 students as new members of the chapter.
These students met the criteria of 57 total earned hours, 12 credit hours (including transfer credit hours), at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA, and a 3.00 Anthropology GPA. New student members include Kathryn Edmondson, Jared Divido, Michelle Dufford, Jeremy Guillette, Sean Herald, Gabrielle Lehigh, Robin Matty, Justin Meinert, Rachelle Millard, Alyssa Ortega, Elizabeth Reynolds, Carly Ryther, Rachel Scherer, Michele Troutman, Bryana Urban, and Laura Walchack. Francis Allard is the faculty advisor for the chapter.
The name Lambda Alpha comes from the initial letters of the Greek words logos anthropou, meaning “study of man.” The society was originally founded with the purpose of encouraging scholarship and research in anthropology. Lambda Alpha has grown to include more than 170 chapters. The society provides funding for approved student activities, such as travel and professional conferences and seminars. The national chapter publishes Lambda Alpha Journal, which appears annually and is internationally distributed. The journal is committed to reserving 50 percent of its content for student work. The IUP chapter is Epsilon of Pennsylvania.
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