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Top Communication students honored for their high academic achievement in Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society

On February 26, 2011, ten students from the Department of Communication were recognized for their personal accomplishments and awarded a lifetime membership certificate and membership pin in Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society.

As an accredited member of The Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has over 400 active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his book Rhetoric as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character credibility and ethics.

The new members are: Carolyn Bondra, Shyanne Bowman, Heather Centorbi, Jamie Green, Heather Hergenroder, Monica Hupertz, Julie Hyde, Elyse Perry, Joel Swaney and Kelsey Tomlinson.

The Induction Ceremony featured a brunch catered by AVI Services and a keynote address delivered by Teresa Cusma, director of Coleman Mediation Services.

Mrs. Cusma has worked extensively as a mediation practitioner in the areas of general, divorce and family, adolescent, housing, workplace, and community. She has significant experience as trainer, consultant and speaker on the topic of mediation, conflict resolution skills development, and establishing mediation programs. Mrs. Cusma serves as a consultant and trainer for the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution. In addition, she is a columnist for the Canton Repository and serves as adjunct faculty at Kent State Stark.

On July 1, 2009, Mrs. Cusma merged her organization, the Community Mediation Center of Stark County, a community based dispute resolution service, with Coleman Professional Services. Coleman Mediation Services promotes practical resolution for difficult issues. According to the Coleman Professional Services “Directory of Services,” mediation is a problem-solving process where two or more people are given the opportunity to resolve their conflict in a respectful manner. Besides providing mediation services, Mrs. Cusma’s organization offers basic and advanced mediation training and conflict resolution skills training, group facilitation and conflict management consultation.

In addition to conferring distinction on these outstanding students, Lambda Pi Eta promotes scholastic achievement, participates in community service activities on campus and in the surrounding community, and fosters the discipline of Communication in all its aspects, including creating and critical writing and research.

Names of those pictured

  • Photo 1: L-R Back row: Rachel Englehardt, Jamie Green, Kelsey Tomlinson, Monica Hupertz, Dr. Fendrich R. Clark, Joel Swaney, Shyanne Bowman, Julie Hyde, Heather Centorbi, Carolyn Bondra, Amanda Cirone, Kaitlin Rudy, Amanda MacKnight; L-R Front row: Teresa Cusma, Shannon Brys, Christina Best, Joseph Barbaree
  • Photo 2: Teresa Cusma, Director of Coleman Mediation
  • Photo 3: Christina Best
  • Photo 4: LPH President, Kaitlin Rudy
  • Photo 5:  L-R: Jamie Green, Joel Swaney, Kelsey Tomlinson, Julie Hyde, Monica Hupertz, Shyanne Bowman, Heather Centorbi, Carolyn Bondra

 

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