Hobart and William Smith's newly chartered Nu Omega chapter of Lambda Pi Eta will induct its first members on April 18.
April 12, 2002 Geneva, N.Y. — Hobart and William Smith Colleges will induct nine students into the Nu Omega Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association's Honor Society, on April 18. The Nu Omega chapter, recently chartered on the Colleges' campus in Geneva, recognizes excellence in communications.
Maureen McGuire, anchor of WROC-TV in Rochester's News 8 Now, will give a keynote address at the induction. McGuire, a Rochester native, attended Bishop Kearney High School. She earned a B.A. from Manhattanville College in Purchase, N.Y., and did graduate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
McGuire worked in New York City after college and later reported for KBIA radio and KOMU-TV in Missouri. Later she covered the capitol beat at KRCG-TV in Missouri and was news anchor at WPBN-TV in Michigan. She joined WROC-TV upon her return to Rochester in 1997 and has been evening news anchor since August of 2001.
The nine students to be inducted into Lambda Pi Eta are: Kathryn Allen '02, from Rosemont, Penn.; Renee Conklin '02, from Henrietta, N.Y.; Laura DesRochers '03, from Scarborough, Maine; Ilana Gordon '02, from Andover, Mass.; Nicole Lemperle '03, from Albany, N.Y.; Mary Parkman '02, from Williamstown, Mass.; Melissa Roberts '02, from Southwick, Mass.; Eve Strickman '02, from Rye, N.Y.; and Lauren Whyte '02, from Riverside, Conn.
Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies, Lambda Pi Eta has nearly 300 active chapters at colleges and universities worldwide. It was founded in 1985 at the University of Arkansas. Lambda Pi Eta represents what Aristotle described in his book, Rhetoric, as the three ingredients of persuasion: Logos (Lambda) meaning logic, Pathos (Pi) relating to emotion, and Ethos (Eta) defined as character credibility and ethics.
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