More than 180 Goodwin Students Inducted into National Honors Societies
In what is sure to become an annual tradition, Goodwin College held its first Honor Societies Induction Ceremony on Friday, May 17.
More than 180 students were inducted into five different honor societies. A large crowd of the students’ guests joined the Goodwin Community in the packed Auditorium, where the students were inducted during a moving ceremony.
“These honor societies recognize and encourage academic achievement and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service to community,” said Judy Zimmerman, Goodwin College Vice President for Academic Affairs. Executive Vice President and Provost Ann Clark also congratulated the inductees.
The evening began with the second cohort of Goodwin students to be inducted into Tau Upsilon Alpha, the national honor society for Human Services. Program Director Jack Matthews made the induction.
Next, Melanie MacLeod, Clinical Coordinator for Respiratory Care, inducted Goodwin’s first-ever class into Lambda Beta, the honor society for Respiratory Care.
Students from across the Goodwin College spectrum of majors were then inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the pre-eminent national honor society for two-year colleges. Laura Donner, the Goodwin College Academic Progress Coordinator, made the induction of more than 50 new members.
Professor Teresa Twomey and Nursing Program Director Jan Costello next inducted the newest group of students to qualify for Alpha Delta Nu, the national Nursing honor society.
Finally, Professor Ernie Varela, Co-director of the Organizational Studies Program, welcomed the charter group of Goodwin baccalaureate students into Alpha Sigma Lambda, the largest national honor society for full- and part-time adult students.
Professor Henriette Pranger, Dean of Faculty, concluded the ceremony by congratulating all the new honor society members as well as the hundreds of guests and family members present in the Goodwin Auditorium.