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17 First-Year Students Honored at Salem State University

Alpha Omega Psi induction ceremony

The First-Year Experience office at Salem State University recently inducted 17 outstanding first-year students into Alpha Omega Psi, a local honor society for students who demonstrate strong academic performance and engagement at the university. These students were invited to participate in the university’s Emerging Scholars program and successfully completed all requirements while maintaining a commitment to their academic success.  

Emerging Scholars participants are paired with upper-class mentors and participate in a variety of academic success workshops throughout their first year in addition to receiving support in adjusting to both the academic and social life at Salem State University. In addition, their performance in the classroom reflected their commitment to achieving academic success.

On Saturday, October 17, these students were honored at the 4th annual Alpha Omega Psi induction ceremony via Zoom with their friends and family members in attendance. Students were sworn into the honor society by the Provost and Academic Vice-President David J. Silva, Ph.D., Assistant Director of First-Year Experience, Franklin Chilaka, Student Success Coach, Josh Beckett, and Program Coordinator, Abby Glidden. The inductees were awarded a certificate and medallion which they may wear as part of their commencement regalia.  

The Emerging Scholars program is one of many initiatives at Salem State University designed to connect first-year students to support, which assists them in achieving success on their journey towards college completion. For more information about the Emerging Scholars program or the First-Year Experience, email

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