The Salem State sociology department is proud to recognize seven outstanding students who were recently inducted into the international sociology honor society, Alpha Kappa Delta. New inductees include Samaya Brizard, Jessica Martinez, Morgan McCarthy, Shannon McGrath, Hannah Ramos, Jaii Solis, and Hailey Wizboski.
Alpha Kappa Delta was founded in 1920 by Dr. E. S. Bogardus in the sociology department of the University of Southern California. Alpha Kappa Delta represents the first three letters of three Greek words: anthropon (mankind), katamanthanein (to investigate thoroughly or to conduct research), and diakonesein (for the purpose of service). The name signifies social research for the purpose of service.
There are more than 500 chapters of the Alpha Kappa Delta. Membership is limited to undergraduate and graduate students with high academic achievement, including a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 or higher and a sociology grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
In lieu of the sociology department's annual spring celebration, faculty created short video recognizing both Alpha Kappa Delta inductees and graduating sociology students.
Sara B Moore