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Young Harris College Students Inducted Into Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Young Harris College students were recently inducted as members of the Omega Tau chapter of the international communication studies honor society Lambda Pi Eta during a special ceremony held in the Susan B. Harris Chapel on the Young Harris College campus.

Lambda Pi Eta is the official communication studies honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA) and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies, the only certifying agency for college and university honor societies in the United States.

The honor society aims to recognize, foster and reward outstanding scholastic achievement in communication studies, promote and encourage professional development among communication majors and stimulate interest in the field of communication.

“Being inducted into Lambda Pi Eta-Omega Tau my junior year really changed my outlook on college and helped me see my true potential as a student,” said,” said senior communication studies major Hayden Sharp, of Cartersville, Ga., who serves as the organization president. “Being recognized with the people in that are elites in the communication studies department at YHC has made me strive to be the best that I can be as a communication studies major.”

Election to membership in Lambda Pi Eta is open to undergraduates enrolled as communication studies majors or minors with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 with 60 credit hours completed and 3.25 for communication studies courses with 12 credit hours completed.

Students inducted included junior communication studies majors Megan Abercrombie, of Dahlonega, Ga., Kirstie Lizano, of Dallas, Ga., John Lyle Moore, of Rabun Gap, Ga., Chelsea Collins, of Bogart, Ga., and Emily Sinclair, of Tybee Island, Ga., and senior communication studies major Maggie Sproston, of Athens, Ga.

“Seeing all of these bright new faces being inducted has me excited for what the future holds of this organization,” said Sharp. “These individuals are in the top of their class and I expect great things from them in carrying this chapter forward.”

The Omega Tau chapter of the international communication studies honor society Lambda Pi Eta was founded at Young Harris College in 2011. 

About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. The College currently has more than 1,100 students across five divisions—Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. Recent LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, new residence facilities, and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. YHC is among fewer than 300 colleges and universities nationwide named to the 2016-2017 list of Colleges of Distinction and is listed as a “Best National Liberal Arts College” by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit