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Phi Beta Delta Membership

Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society Inducts 32 New Members

Spelman’s Beta Omega chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars held its 22nd induction ceremony on April 26 in the Manley Center Atrium.

With the theme “Continuing a Legacy to Recognize and Encourage International Scholarship,” this year’s
ceremony focused on the culture of India. The ceremony opened with remarks by chapter president Pushpa Parekh, Ph.D., English professor and chair of the African Diaspora and the World program, and featured classical and Bollywood fusion Indian dance performances.

The 2017 inductees included 22 students and 10 faculty and staff members. In addition, President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., was inducted as an honorary member.

Phi Beta Delta membership is open to faculty, staff, visiting scholars and students who have demonstrated scholarly achievement in international education. 

Inductees

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2017 Phi Beta Delta student inductees

Students

ReMesh Adams Dominique Coleman
Danyelle R. Carter
Shaquita Danner
Kayla Evans
Emerald Garrett
Wanjiru Givens
Haleigh Hoskins
Joy Ikekhua
Cristy Jones
Modester Kamupinda
Tyler Lacey
Kimya Loder
Imani J. McClendon
Betanya Mchary
Thalia Malcolm
Rudorwashe Peni
Maya Richardson
Morgan A. Robinson
Lauren Ruffin
Melanie Schwartz
Camille Swinson

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2017 Phi Beta Delta faculty and staff inductees

Faculty

Sara Busdiecker, Ph.D. Hyunjung Rachel Chung, Ph.D.
Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH
Asia Leeds, Ph.D. Ashante Reese, Ph.D.
Fernando Esquivel-Suarez, Ph.D.
Eriko Ueno, Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant

Staff

Dacia D. Davis
Crystal Dollison

Honorary Member

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell
President, Spelman College

Beta Omega Chapter Active Members 2017-2018 Faculty and Staff

Johnnella E. Butler
Akiba Harper
Anne Hornsby
Myoung-Shk Mason Kim, Vice-President
Deanna Koretsky
Dana Pride Jones, Chapter Coordinator
Ingrid Lassiter
Kathleen Phillips Lewis, President
Zadie R. Long, Treasurer
Xuexin Liu
DaNita Brady McClain
Jeanne T. Meadows

Soraya Mekerta
Helene Moon, Secretary
Vickie Ogunlade
Pushpa Parekh
Aditi Pai
Bernice Scott
Nagambal Shah
Dimeji Togunde
Pamela Walton
Erica Williams
Unislawa Williams

Membership Eligibility

Eligibility criteria for faculty and staff, and students are outlined below.

Faculty and Staff (American- or Foreign-born)

Faculty and staff should fulfill a combination of the following criteria:

  1. Experience in teaching, lecturing, and/or research in international affairs.
  2. Experience in organizing and conducting study experiences for students in foreign countries.
  3. Extensive international travels.
  4. Significant involvement in international activities on campus.
  5. Experience in advising student groups focused on international issues.
  6. Command of a foreign language.
  7. Active involvement in international organizations such as the Carter Center, the Georgia Council for International Visitors, Alliance Francaise, etc.

Students (American- or Foreign-born)

Students should fulfill a combination of the following criteria:

  1. Junior or senior status, and cumulative 3.2 Cumulative GPA
  2. Significant involvement in international activities on campus such as, foreign language associations, international associations, etc.
  3. Extensive international travel.
  4. Command of a foreign language.
  5. Active involvement in international organizations such as the Carter Center, the Georgia Council for International Visitors, Alliance Francaise, etc.