BETHANY, W.Va. — Bethany College’s Department of Business, Communications & Media Arts was recently selected as a new member of the National Communication Association’s Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. The College joins more than 600 chapters across the nation dedicated to recognizing the work of outstanding communication students.
Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.
Dr. Jason Smith, Assistant Professor of Communications and Media Arts and advisor of Bethany’s chapter, said students who are chosen for inclusion to the organization must have competitive grade point averages, as well as an understanding of the importance of community service and dedication to the Bethany community.
He added that students in the department are required to complete three on-campus media experiences in different areas before engaging in their formal, off-campus internship of 160 hours. Throughout their college career, students also hear from a wide variety of prominent media professionals in class and through visits to cities like New York, Washington D.C. and Chicago as part of their coursework.
“The creation of a Lambda Eta Pi chapter at Bethany adds to the notoriety of College’s communications programs,” Smith said. “Becoming a member of Lambda Pi Eta is a prestigious accomplishment, and will allow our students to be recognized nationally as communications scholars.”
Bethany College is a small college of national distinction located on a picturesque and historic 1,300-acre campus in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Founded in 1840, Bethany is the state’s oldest private college.