Pi Gamma Mu inducts 41 new members


Pi Gamma Mu is a nationally recognized honor society for high-achieving students striving toward a career in the social sciences.

The Newman University chapter has been led for many years by Professor Emeritus for the Division of Social Sciences Larry Heck.

Heck has been a member and chapter sponsor of Pi Gamma Mu throughout his entire 47-year career at Newman.

Larry Heck
Larry Heck

Heck became a member of Pi Gamma Mu in the 1973-74 academic year and served as chapter sponsor for 30 years. In 1987, he became involved with the group’s board of trustees, serving as vice-chancellor, secretary-treasurer and first vice president.

“I believe in academic excellence. And Pi Gamma Mu, and all honor societies, recognized students’ excellent academic accomplishments,” he said.

Pi Gamma Mu President Olivia Camarena and the executive team joined Heck in recognizing 41 students as new members of Pi Gamma Mu.

“The society aims to reward interest and achievement in the study of social sciences by the conferring of membership upon those who have thus distinguished themselves and who accept the society’s aims and ideals,” said Camarena.

The society has seven ideals: scholarship, science, social science, social idealism, sociability, social service and sacrifice. The ideals were explained in detail to the new members and accepted by them in order to make their membership official.

New members:

  • Sonny Berry
  • Charlotte M. Blake
  • Christopher Michael Brinkley
  • Annette Brown
  • Elena A. Cummings
  • Selecia M. Dean
  • Logan M. Dickey
  • Mary Margaret Duffy
  • Danielle Marie DuFriend
  • Bridget A. Edmondson
  • Marsha Lynn Evans
  • Sierra I. Fair
  • Dawn Michele Fanning
  • Tabitha E. Hardy
  • Emily Jordan Harris
  • Kayla Anne Hauber
  • Lyric Elizabeth Hernandez
  • Frederick O. Hobson, Jr.
  • Shae BreAnne Hoover
  • Felicia Lama
  • Caleb Ray Limes
  • Emma Nichole Low
  • Kristine Aline MacWithey
  • Brittani Anne Magee
  • Deborah N. Moss
  • Carrie M. Murphy
  • Julia Myers
  • Erica Nola
  • Sarah Elizabeth Roman-Emerson
  • Joseph Royer
  • Macy M. Schneweis
  • Paul Stubbs
  • Stephanie V. Sufian
  • Alondra Torres-Hernandez
  • Samantha Lam Tran
  • Cheryl L. Turonis
  • Pedro Vega-Perez
  • Hannah Raye Wheeler
  • Alycia B. Wiley
  • Lorrine A. Williams
  • Sara Rose Zogleman


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