ESU Chapter of the National Political Science Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha, Inducts 12 New Members

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The East Stroudsburg University (ESU) Department of Political Science honored new members during its annual initiation ceremony at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn on April 18, 2013.

Twelve students were inducted into the Iota Chi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, a national political science honor society. Criteria for induction include at least junior standing and a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale in all political science courses. Cumulative grade-point averages for undergraduates must be at least 3.0, for graduate students at least 3.5.

The inductions were presented by Ko Mishima, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and Iota Chi faculty adviser.

The newly inducted undergraduate members are:

Kwaku Adjei-Bohyen, junior, Edison, N.J.; Tyler J. Day, junior, Milford, Pa.; Joseph J. Ferrese, senior, Jessup, Pa.; Lyesha J. Fleming, senior, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Daniel C. Hagan, junior, Dingmans Ferry, Pa.; William G. Hines, junior, Southampton, Pa.; Amy Okale Majani, junior, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; Salvatore Marino, senior, Stroudsburg, Pa.; Ryan C. Stevens, junior, East Stroudsburg, Pa.; and Myia A. Woodson, junior, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

The newly inducted graduate members are:

Brandon W. Kock, Limekiln, Pa., and Christian A. Zeme, Nicholson, Pa.

There are now over 740 chapters of Pi Sigma Alpha located on college and university campuses in every state of the United States and one in Canada, according to the national organization.

The ESU Department of Political Science curriculum comprises the systematic study of the theory and practice of politics at various levels – domestic, foreign, and international. Depending on their interests, undergraduates can focus on questions of a theoretical nature, the role and performance of political institutions and political systems, or the behavior of individuals and groups. Undergraduate bachelor of arts degrees are offered in: politics and government, public administration, and pre-law and in an accelerated law program with Widener University. Undergraduates can also minor in political science. ESU also offers several graduate programs: management and leadership in public administration (M.S.) and political science (M.A. and M.Ed.).

For more information about the Iota Chi chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, please contact Dr. Mishima at 570-422-3248 or by email at