Alpha Phi Sigma holds induction ceremony

Four students were inducted into Alpha Phi Sigma, a criminal justice honor society, on Wednesday in Washington-Johnson Complex.

Inductees included Arthur G.H. Devore, Khaliah Reed, Tina Fontenot, and Jennifer Dorsey were inducted. Sunlee H. Callais did not attend the induction ceremony, however she was recognized as a new member. Students must maintain a 3.2. GPA or higher to become a member of the organization.

The objective of the organization is to consider problems of mutual interest such as those arising from the confusion of prevailing on college campuses concerning the character, function, standards of membership, multiplicity, and undesirable duplication of honor societies; to recommend action leading to appropriate classification or elimination; and to promote the highest interest of honor societies.

Demetrius Scott, the president of the GSU chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice welcomed everyone to the ceremony, while Chandri Morton sang "His Eyes Is On the Sparrow."

Members from The Federal Bureau of Prisons joined the faculty, staff, and students for the ceremony. Therone Pratter was the guest speaker. Pratter, a graduate of Morris Brown College, has worked with the FBP for 26 years and 8 months.

He told audience members that character is one of the most important personality traits one must possess when trying to find a career. "Character is when you are able to work when someone is watching you even though you are not recognized for your work."

Pratter also allowed his colleagues to present. Micheal Grant, Thomas Thrasher, and Tovia White also gave students advice about searching for a career. The presenters enlightened the audience about the opportunities available within the FBP. "We employ more people than General Motors," said Pratter.

Grant, a 1986 GSU criminal justice graduate, told students to get online as often as you can and be presentable during an interview. "Gentlemen take your earrings out of your ear before an interview and ladies dress conservatively."

After the induction ceremony, the Criminal Justice Department sponsored an informational session with the FBP.

This visit to Grambling was the first for Thrasher. He said, "Overall, this is a very interesting college. I enjoyed meeting and talking about careers with everyone."