Honors students inducts members

The Grambling State University chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an international social sciences honor society, last week held an induction ceremony and recognized scholarship honorees.

Twenty-five new members were inducted into the Louisiana Eta Chapter during a luncheon in Washington-Johnson Complex.

Crystal Harris was recognized as being GSU’s first recipient of a scholarship from the national office.

The 2006 inductees were Yolanda Barnes, Burl Cain, Kasey Cain, A’nnette Coleman, Tanisha Cousby, Marcus Davis, Jennifer Dorsey, Catherine Fontenot, Anitra Ford, Gwendolyn Frazier-Giles, LaKeisha Jenkins, Tracy Jones, Jacqueline Larkin, Santanna Melbert, Brandon Moss, Michelle Rainey, LaTrena Robinson, Camille Selley, Maria Smoot, Jennifer Sykes, Tyshika Thompson, Helen Travis, Beverly Woodson, Icerine Wyngarde, and Dr. Rory L. Bedford,

Other honorees included Quoqueze Price, Shari Dade, Anthony Dale and Anitra Ford, recipients of the Dr. Lonnie E. Mitchell National HBCU Substance Abuse Award; and Shequita Jones and Gina English, recipients of the Eddie L. Carr Memorial Child Care Scholarship (Project BEAP).

Recognized as outstanding inductees from 2005 were Merkeiann Burton and Chappell Mosby.

Recipients of the 2006 Pi Gamma Mu-BEAP Scholarship, who also were recognized at the ceremony, were Tamkeka Harris and Lameka Harris, graduating seniors at Simsboro High School.

Dr. Frances Staten is adviser to the Louisiana Eta Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu.

Pi Gamma Mu, founded in 1924, seeks to improve scholarship in the social sciences, engender sympathy toward others with different opinions, and support existing social science programs.