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Honor Societies at Centenary College

Alpha Chi Sigma
(Student Athletes)

Kappa Delta Epsilon
(Education focus)

Alpha Sigma Lambda
(Adult Student Recognition)

Kappa Mu Epsilon
(Mathematics focus)

Beta Beta Beta
(Biological Science focus)

Phi Alpha Theta
(History focus)

Chi Alpha Epsilon
(Non-traditional criteria admissions)

Phi Theta Kappa
(two-year, high academic achievement)

Delta Alpha Pi
(Recognizes students with disabilities)

Sigma Tau Delta
(English focus)

Alpha Chi Sigma

Alpha Chi Sigma is a national honor society that recognizes college student athletes who earn a varsity letter in at least one sport while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years.

The goals of Chi Alpha Sigma are:

  • To encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities.
  • To recognize outstanding academic achievement by intercollegiate varsity letter winners.
  • To encourage good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics.
  • To recognize and honor the individual athlete, his/her team, sport, athletic department, and college or university.
  • To mentor and provide leadership to other athletes.

For more information contact:

Dr. Marianne Pratschler 
NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative
pratschlerm@centenarycollege.edu 

Alpha Sigma Lambda

Alpha Sigma Lambda is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of scholarship, and recognition of nontraditional students pursuing higher education. The honor society and its member institutions recognize the special achievement of adult students who accomplish academic excellence while maintaining commitments to family and career.

Centenary College School of Professional Studies will invite the top 20% of highest GPA adult learners with a minimum GPA of 3.7 and at least 24 credits earned at Centenary College to membership in Alpha Sigma Lambda Delta Gamma Chapter during the next several weeks and will hold its first induction ceremony in April 2012.

For more information contact:

Jeanne Banks, M.A., Chapter Councilor,
973-257-5190, ext. 5071
banksj@centenarycollege.edu 

Beta Beta Beta

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 520 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

To be considered for TriBeta, undergraduate majors in biological science must:

  • Complete at least one term of the second year of a four‐year curriculum or its equivalent; and,
  • Complete at least three term courses in biological science, of which at least one is not an introductory course.

Average grade of B in those classes for those courses must be a B, and the student must be in good overall academic standing. Associate membership is available for students interested in the life sciences but who are not yet eligible for regular membership --- such as Biology majors who do not have enough classes or do not meet the GPA, Biology or Environmental Science minors, and any student with a significant interest in biological science.

From more information, visit www.tri-beta.org

For more information email: Dr. Joseph Bucci, Asst. Prof. Biology

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Chi Alpha Epsilon

Membership in Chi Alpha Epsilon is offered through local campus chapters to eligible students and alumni.  Students who hold a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. for two consecutive full-time semesters, or 3 or 4 consecutive part-time semesters, and who were admitted to the college/university via developmental or higher education opportunity type programs, as well as students who participate in the Student Support Services and Federal Grant Programs are eligible for membership.

For more information contact:
Devon Vialva
(908) 852-1400 ext. 2176
vialvad@centenarycollege.edu 

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Delta Alpha Pi

The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society (DAP) was founded in 2004 at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. Centenary College is the Theta Chapter of DAP and proudly recognizes the academic achievements of students with disabilities. The three Greek letters stand for disability, achievement, and pride. In order to be inducted into DAP, undergraduate students must complete a minimum of 24 credits (at Centenary College) and attain a cumulative GPA of 3.1. Graduate students must complete a minimum of 18 credits and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.3. On February 8, 2010, the Theta Chapter held its Fourth Annual Induction Ceremony in which 14 students were inducted. There are currently 30 active members.

Delta Alpha Pi is committed to raising awareness regarding disabilities and facilitating the development of leadership and self-advocacy skills. A mentoring program is sponsored by DAP members to help students with disabilities transition to the college environment.

For more information contact:
Dawn Christ at ext. 2432
Mary Ann Raimond ext. 2051

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Kappa Delta Epsilon

Kappa Delta Epsilon is an honorary professional Education fraternity, the purpose of which is to promote the cause of education by fostering a spirit of fellowship, high standards of scholastic attainment and professional ideals among its members.

Fran Congdon, Asst. Prof. Education

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Kappa Mu Epsilon

KME is a specialized mathematics honor society, which was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate and graduate students. KME chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing that offer a strong mathematics major. KME members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.

Students from the Centenary College Delta Chapter have been involved in the following service and activities:

  • Tutoring for the campus community
  • Private, individual tutoring for students in the surrounding community, which has grown to include services for children at the Math Tutoring Center at Downtown Centenary
  • Assisted in a campus and community-wide Stem Cell drive.
  • Attended and presented research at undergraduate Mathematics conferences.

For more information please contact KME Delta Chapter Faculty Advisors: 

Kathy Turrisi, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, KME Centenary College Delta Chapter Founding member at turrisik@centenarycollege.edu or

Linda Ritchie, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, at ritchiel@centenarycollege.edu.

Learn more about KME at:  http://www.kappamuepsilon.org/

Phi Alpha Theta

Phi Alpha Theta is a professional society whose mission is to promote the study of History through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians. We seek to bring students, teachers and writers of history together for intellectual and social exchanges, which promote and assist historical research and publication by our members in a variety of ways.

From more information, visit www.phialphatheta.org

Dr. James Patterson,
Provost, CAO and Assoc. Prof. History
pattersonj@centenarycollege.edu 

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Phi Theta Kappa

The Delta Chi Chapter of this two-year national honor society recognizes high academic achievement, promotes scholarship, develops character and cultivates fellowship among Centenary College students.

For more information, visit www.ptk.org

For more information contact:
Cara Marucci ext. 2396 

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Sigma Tau Delta

The central purpose of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors, is to confer the distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.

The Alpha Kappa Alpha chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, was founded at Centenary College in January of 2001. Our mission is to introduce new programs to the Centenary College community and to encourage interest in the field of English. We have coordinated special events from guest speakers to poetry slams to community service.

From more information, visit www.english.org

Carol (Kerry) Barnett, Instructor of ESL & Freshman Writing