March 11, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Recently, 11 Illinois Wesleyan University students were inducted into Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), the international sociology honor society. The honor is based on students’ scholarship and serious interest in sociology, and has more than 490 chapters in the United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan and Singapore. With more than 80,000 members worldwide, 4,000 new members are inducted each year into the organization.
The purpose of AKD “is to study humankind for the purpose of service,” said James Sikora, professor of sociology and co-director of the Action Research Center. Established at IWU in 1965, AKD is also open to non-sociology majors as well.
The list of inductees follows:
· Roxanne Baker, a senior double major in history and sociology from Springfield, Ill.
· Ashley Beadle, a junior sociology major with a minor in psychology from Lake Villa, Ill.
· Martin Carriel, a junior sociology major from St. Louis, Mo.
· Christine Favaro, a junior sociology major with a Hispanic Studies minor from Morton Grove, Ill.
· Karina Grace, a junior double major in sociology and Hispanic studies with a minor in environmental studies from Winnetka, Ill.
· Paige Maynard, a senior double major in economics and sociology from Granite City, Ill.
· Megan Mealer, a senior double major in sociology and anthropology with a minor in Japanese studies from Chicago
· Alex Miller, a junior double major in sociology and international studies from Jacksonville, Ill.
· Nicole Ostrowski, a junior double major in philosophy and sociology from Tinley Park, Ill.
· Greer Procich, a senior sociology major from Brookfield, Ill.
· Stephanie Rogers, a senior sociology major with a minor in history from Milford, Ill.
Contact: Sherry Wallace, (309) 556-3181