Eight Westminster College students have been initiated into the Psi Epsilon Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honor society.
New members include: Lauren Keller, a senior political science major from Mexico, MO; Nicole Gaither, a senior English and political science major from Cape Girardeau, MO; Michael Ayele, a junior political science and economics major from Addis Abeba, Ethiopia; Brian Waters, a junior transnational studies and leadership studies major from Liberty, IL; Estefania Morera Mendez, a senior political science and transnational studies major from Palmares Alajuela, Costa Rica; Emily Moore, a senior political science and economics major from Old Monroe, MO; Justin Bertani, a junior political science major from St. Louis, MO; and Caroline Slavin, a junior English and political science major from Brashear, MO.
The local chapter was honored by a visit from Missouri State Representative Jeanie Riddle, who observed the initiation ceremony and shared with the initiates and political science faculty members who attended how she became interested in serving the state of Missouri. She also discussed how she views her job of representing her constituents.
"We want to thank Representative Riddle for taking the time to attend the initiation ceremony and for informing these select students about her interest in electoral politics," says Professor Tobias Gibson, faculty advisor to the Psi Epsilon Chapter.
Pi Sigma Alpha was founded in 1920 at the University of Texas for the purpose of bringing together students and faculty interested in the study of government and politics. Today over 730 chapters of the society are in existence. They are located on college and university campuses in every state of the United States with one in Canada. National headquarters for the organization is located in Washington, D.C.