ABERDEEN, S.D. – Presentation College’s newest honor society for students and faculty has its first members. The Board of Trustees for Pi Gamma Mu – International Honor Society in Social Sciences formally accepted Presentation College’s charter application beginning the fall 2012 semester. Fall inductees to the South Dakota Zeta Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu include Sarah Nichols-Caballero of Fairmont, Minn., Latonya Gage of Aberdeen, S.D., and Shobi Zetina of Agency Village, S.D. Gage and Zetina are Social Work majors, and Nichols-Caballero is a Psychology major. In addition, the South Dakota Zeta Chapter inducted Stacie Shaw, Psychology Program Director, as a faculty member. Dr. Brad Tennant (Pi Gamma Mu 1982) is the charter sponsor.
Membership in Pi Gamma Mu is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students and faculty members involved in the social sciences. To qualify for membership, a student must have junior, senior, or graduate standing, be in the top 35 percent of the class, have a “B” or better average in at least 20 semester hours of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human/cultural geography. Applications from qualified students will also be available for induction during the spring semester.
Pi Gamma Mu, founded in 1924, now has nearly 250,000 members at 150 chapters located at colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. The purpose of the Society is to encourage academic excellence in the social sciences.