Sociology Honor Society Inducts New Members

April 3, 2007

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Eight Illinois Wesleyan University students were inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the International Sociology Honor Society, in a ceremony held on Thursday, March 31. AKD is an organization dedicated to promoting excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, research of social problems, and other social and intellectual activities that lead to improvement in the human condition.  Since 1965, the IWU chapter of AKD has been open to sociology majors and non-majors based on academic performance.

With hometowns and high schools listed, the 2007 inductees are:

• Matthew M. Anderson, a senior biology major from Mt. Prospect, Ill. (Prospect HS)

• Katherine M. Byrnes, a junior sociology major from Lansing, Ill. (Marian Catholic HS)

• Ashley J. Kappmeyer, a junior sociology major from Homewood, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor HS)         

• Julie Kathleen Krause, a junior sociology major from Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central HS)

• Theresa Jean Cecilia Peters, a junior sociology major from Greendale, Wis. (Greendale HS)

• Marylee Richardson, a junior sociology major from Naperville, Ill. (Naperville Central HS)

• Hayley Beata Strege, a junior sociology major from Schaumburg, Ill. (Schaumburg HS)

• Jacqueline A. Sylvester, a junior sociology major from Naperville, Ill. (Neuqua Valley HS)

Illinois Wesleyan, founded in 1850, is a private co-educational university with an enrollment of 2,100 and a student/faculty ratio of 12 to 1.  The University consists of the College of Liberal Arts, with 17 academic departments; the College of Fine Arts, comprising professional Schools of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts; and the School of Nursing.  Illinois Wesleyan’s faculty is composed of active scholars who are devoted to teaching undergraduates and to including them in their research.

For additional information, contact Jim Sikora, professor of sociology, at jsikora@iwu.edu.

Contact: Teresa Sherman, (309) 556-3181