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Phi Beta Delta inducts new members
Phi Beta Delta inducts new membersMay 09, 2007Matthew R. Snydermrsnyder@syr.edu
On Monday, April 9, an induction ceremony for 83 new members of Phi Beta Delta was held in Hendricks Chapel. Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. In addition to scholarly achievement, the society recognizes U.S. students who have studied abroad and faculty and staff who are involved in international activities. Current executive board members of the Syracuse University Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta nominated members of the SU community whose commitment to internationalization deserved recognition and, in the case of students, whose academic performance met eligibility standards. The inductees included 20 undergraduate and 44 graduate students, of which 51 were international students and 13 were U.S. nationals. Nineteen faculty and staff members from SU were also inducted.
Geraldine de Berly, president of the Alpha Sigma Chapter and associate dean of University College, presided over the ceremony, assisted by Patricia Burak, director of the Slutzker Center for International Services and chapter coordinator of the Syracuse University Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta. Also assisting in the inductin ceremony were Jon Booth, executive director; Elane Granger, associate director; and Susan Loevenguth, assistant director of SU Abroad; Angelina Romano-Stroup, functional business analyst, Rika McKenna, assistant director; Lynn Dunyk, administrative specialist of the Slutzker Center for International Services; and Betty L. Briggs, senior administrator at University College/English Language Institute.
The keynote address was delivered Eric F. Spina, vice chancellor and provost, who was inducted into Phi Beta Delta as an honorary member. A reception was held in the Noble Room of Hendricks Chapel immediately following the induction ceremony.
The 2007 Inductees included: Aphrodite Ahmadi, Sunil Ajjampur Jagadeesh, Cheryl Anderson, Ankit Balaria, Biswajit Banerjee, Hachemi Benaoum, Swati Bhattacharyya, Shweta Chandore, Mawaki Chango, Ling Chen, JungHee Cho, Juan Carlos, Chong Chong, Manish Chugh, Kathleen Cronin, Bandan Das, Elisa Dekaney, Razika Djoudi, Jillian Drouin, Maximus Dsouza, Rosanne Ecker, Shelby Eden, Houria El Figuigui, Jacqueline Gallagher, Blanca Gallardo, Thomas Harblin, Sridhar Iyer, Juan Carlos Izaguirre Araujo, Marri Janeka, Dzifa Job, Yuha Jung, Thao Khuat, Keonhee Kim, Jua Kim and Yuki Kitazawa.
Also, John Kiweewa, Christopher Krantz, Dhanya Kurup, Michael Lack, Hyoungbae Lee, Wei Li, Justin McEllroy, Deborah McGraw, Markus Meinhold, Kenneth Miles, Susan Miller, Thomas Moran, Kiran Nagaraj, Gael Noyes, Judith O’Rourke, Siddharth Paliwal, Prarthana Pant, Maryanne Patulski, Afshin Pourmokhtarian, Felicia Proud, Aditya Rajagopalan, Krishnakanth Rajaram, Sumithra Rajendra, Angad Rajpal, Rakesh Raman, Raghavendra Rao, Rachel Regina, Stella Samillan, Margo Sampson, Meenal Sathe, Malissa Shaw, Sonia Singh, Santosh Singh Kesar, Leah Spicer, Chandrasekhar Sridhar, Vinay Srivastava, Lydia Stamato, Cristina Stasia, Lesley Stefan, Carol Swanberg, Mugdha Thakur, Makiko Tsukamoto, Ileana Ungureanu, Amy Walker, Bumsik Won, Arielle Worona, Jiannmaw Wu and Jiangnan Yue.