Published on May 4th, 2023 | by University Communications


Pi Gamma Mu, international honor society for social sciences, welcomes 10 members

Saint Leo’s Undergraduate Human Services Program recently held the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society for Social Sciences induction ceremony for new members. The mission of Pi Gamma Mu (PGM) is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold and nurture scholarship, leadership, and service.

After reciting the PGM oath, 10 students were inducted into the International Honor Society for Social Sciences as new members. These students were celebrated by all attendees, including their family and friends. The induction ceremony recognizes the academic achievements of these students as they represent the best in their class. In addition, membership allows students to publish, attend conferences, stay up-to-date in the field, and connect with other professionals, scholarships, and more.

New Pi Gamma Mu inductees are:
Alison Cagle
Sheba Cooper
Sean Couper
Harriett Forrest
Mary Hodges
Sheryl Luppen
Alysia Magnani
Debra O’Neal
Helen Planet
Lacercia Rawlins

There were 15 attendees, including Human Services administrators, faculty, alumni, and students for the April event. Dr. Amina Abdullah, department chair of the Undergraduate Human Services Program, provided the opening welcome. Dr. Nancy Wood, director of the Graduate Human Services Program; Dr. Michelle Boone-Thornton, associate chair of the Undergraduate Human Services Program; and Pi Gamma Mu President Dr. Susan Kinsella participated in the ceremony and wore academic regalia, signifying the importance of this event. Three PGM alumni who participated in past induction ceremonies read the society’s seven ideals.

To view the ceremony, recorded via Zoom, click here.


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