Phi Beta Delta inducts 17 new members

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Seventeen new members were inducted into Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars. From left are Stephen Kale Eversull, Dr. Brian Gabrial, Melody Gilbert, Dr. Eddie Horton, Chapter Coordinator Dr. Sharon Joy, Chapter President Dr. Marcia Hardy, Elisa Silicato, Juanita Marin Tabares, Dr. Debra Hailey, Dr. Kimberly McAlister, Dr. Lily Pharris, Quontice McDowell and Joseph Mesa.

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Eta Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Delta hosted a program to induct new members April 24.  Phi Beta Delta is the Honor Society for International Scholars.  Chapter President Dr. Marcia Hardy presided over the meeting.

Faculty and staff inductees were Dr. Brian Gabrial, New Media; Melody Gilbert, New Media; Dr. Debra H Hailey, Education; Dr. Eddie Horton, Business; Dr. Katrina Jordan, Education; Dr. Kimberly McAlister, Education; Quontice McDowell, Business; Dr. Lily Pharris, Business; Dr. Tara Smith, Health and Human Performance; Dr. Mary Edith Stacy, Business, and Dr. Danny Upshaw, Business.

Student inductees were Anne Boyens, Stephen Kale Eversull, Joseph Mesa, Elisa Silicato, Juanita Marin Tabares and Leidy Natalia Serna Tobon Tabor.

Dr. Sharon Joy was guest speaker.  Joy has served as chapter coordinator since the chapter’s inception in 2010 and has also served as international president of Phi Beta Delta.  She is an associate professor of music education.

Phi Beta Delta is the first honor society in the United States to recognize scholarship achievement in international education.  It was established in 1987 and now has over 200 chapters at universities throughout the Unites States and around the world.  Its goals are to increase the recognition, credibility and importance of the international experience and create a catalyst for international academic-based programming on college campuses while providing support and recognition to those individuals on campuses who are involved in international endeavors.