Cheyney University Inducts Lambda Pi Eta Charter Members

CHEYNEY, PA – On April 5, 2011 three Communication Arts majors stood before a group of family, friends and university faculty to receive the honor of becoming the first inductees into the Omega Pi Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honors Society at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania.

Chapter co-advisors, Dr. Pamela Poe and Professor Gwen Owens, were proud to welcome Robert Parkins, Amaris Thomas and Yasheaka Oakley as executive board members and chapter charter members.

To be eligible for consideration for membership, students must have completed 60 semester credit hours, having an accumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 and have at least a 3.25 grade point average for all communications courses taken. All accepted members are considered to exhibit a high standard of personal and professional character, service and the support of excellence in communication.

Founded in 1985, Lambda Pi Eta currently has over 400 chapters nationwide and serves as the National Communications Association’s official honors society for communications. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta represents the first letters of Aristotle’s three modes of persuasion: Logos (logic), Pathos (emotion), and Ethos (ethics).

Members are awarded honors graduation cords in the official colors of crimson to represent the communication discipline, and silver in recognition of speech and oratory skills and official membership pins. The Omega Pi Chapter was established at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania in December 2010.

Yasheaka Oakley Owens

Yasheaka Oakley Owens is the owner of YOakleyPR, a woman-owned small business that provides public relations, social media, and online marketing support services to small businesses and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Delaware.

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