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Alpha Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society Inducts New Members
Syracuse University inducted 69 new members and two honorary members into the Alpha Sigma chapter of the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society on April 13.
The induction ceremony took place in Hendricks Chapel, during which the new members were awarded a medallion and certificate of membership. The keynote address was delivered by Amanda Nicholson, assistant provost and dean for student success in the Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience and professor of retail practice in the Whitman School of Management. Nicholson and Peter A. Vanable, associate provost of graduate studies, dean of the Graduate School and professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, were inducted as honorary members.
Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society dedicated to recognizing scholarly achievement in international education. The society also recognizes U.S. students who have studied abroad and faculty and staff who are involved in international activities.
Current executive board members of the Alpha Sigma chapter nominated this year’s inductees based on commitment to internationalization and academic performance. The cohort of new inductees includes outstanding American and international undergraduate and graduate students, SU faculty and staff members.
This year’s inductees are Fresenai Tesfai Afeworki, Vasundhra Aggarwal, Anne Arthur, Spencer Baldwin Banwart, Damyre Kassandre Benjamin, Stanislaw Thomas Jarek Bielous, Jared Carl Birchmore, Ruixin Chen, Shuang Chen, Xinyi Chen, Yiru Chen, Jacob Aaron Collier.
Also, Catherine Marsilia Cummings, Rachel Elizabeth Day, Nicole Anna DeMentri, Tejaswita Dheer, Catherine Elizabeth Doherty, Ellyn Rachel Eivers, Randall Florek, Joash Mochogi Geteregechi, Carolina Hasbun Elias, Anthony Gregory Hersee, Sarah Morgan Hewitt, Wanni Huang.
Other inductees include Hanseul Jang, Carly Rose Jones, Yaqi Kang, Yasmin NJ Khamis, Nataliya Kolesova, Anri C. Kuroki, Taylor Lincoln Lambert, Yanjun Li, Yong Zhang Lin, Yiwei Liu, TszYan Lo, Vincent James McGovern.
Also, Sanchit Mehra, Kaitlyn Marie Menegio-Stahl, Karen Renee Miranda, Alexandros Morntountak, Grace Njeri Njuguna, Sidne Theresa Norman, Olamide Laurette Ogunlowo, Gustavo Oliveira, Apurva Sanjay Patil, Mingrui Peng, Erica Marie Petz, Renata Ramella.
Other inductees include Mykhaylo Ryabov, Isaac Bugimbi Sekalala, Xirui Song, Yosung Song, Andrew James Stranahan, Annastacia DeAnne Stubbs, Maitrayi Sanjeev Subhedar, Larissa Takou-Ayaho, Zexi Tang, Francisco José Ticio-Quesada, Devin Collins Tidwell, Kruti Deepak Valia.
Also Michelle Velasquez, Mohammad Saad Mannan Waheed, Chichen Wang, Xinxuan Wang, Xue Wang, Qiongxin Wei, Jingwen Zeng, Jipeng Zhang, Ruoyang Zhou.
This year’s nominations and induction ceremony were led by Mary Idzior, associate director of the Slutzker Center for International Services and president of the Alpha Sigma chapter of Phi Beta Delta.