ISU Communication Studies Program inducted into Lambda Pi Eta

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Iowa State University’s Communication Studies Program was recently inducted as an official chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s honor society for communication majors. We received the exciting news in April.

“I am thrilled that our students will be able to get this recognition for their hard work and dedication,” said Dr. Stacy Tye-Williams. “They are such ambassadors for Communication Studies and this is a way to honor that.”


The goals of Lambda Pi Eta are:

(1) to recognize, foster, and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in Communication Studies;

(2) to stimulate interest in the field of Communication;

(3) to promote and encourage professional development among Communication majors;

(4) to provide an opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas in the field of Communication;

(5) to establish and maintain closer relationships between faculty and students; and

(6) to explore options for graduate education in Communication Studies.


Members of the chapter will receive a cord at graduation, and Communication Studies hopes to introduce an induction ceremony for new members each year. Communication Studies students may be inducted into the chapter by meeting the following requirements:

  1. Complete 60 semester credit-hours (or 90 quarter credit-hours)
  2. Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  3. Have completed the equivalent of 12 semester credit-hours (18 quarter credit-hours) in Communication Studies
  4. Have a minimum GPA of 3.25 for all Communication Studies courses
  5. Currently be enrolled as a student in good standing, as determined by the institutions policies.

“This is so exciting for our students!” exclaimed Dr. Kelly Odenweller.

“This is such a wonderful honor to introduce to our students in the fall,” adviser Ann Haugland agreed.

“[I] can’t wait to hang [the award letter] for all to see when we are able to return to Carver!” said Dr. Stacy Tye-Williams..