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Kappa Tau Alpha

Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society seal

Six Journalism and three Communication Studies majors recently became members of AU's chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha, the national honorary that recognizes and encourages high academic achievement in journalism and mass communication.

The new members are all seniors. They were recognized April 16 at a reception sponsored by the School of Communication.

In addition, Rebecca Foster, a Comm Studies major who became a KTA member in 2010, was recognized at the reception. And a Comm Studies alum, Greg Simon (AU 2006) was there, too. Simon is a third-year student at Georgetown Law School.

Kappa Tau Alpha is the national honor society that recognizes and encourages high academic achievement in the study of journalism and mass communication. KTA was founded in 1910 at the University of Missouri and counts more than 90 chapters across the United States. AU's chapter of KTA dates to 1966. SOC Professor W. Joseph Campbell is adviser of the AU chapter. He also serves as KTA national president. His term runs 2010-2012. 

KTA membership at AU is earned by demonstrated excellence in the study of Journalism or Communication Studies. Candidates for membership typically are juniors and seniors who rank in the top reaches of their respective classes.

2012 inductees:

  • Lindsey Anderson
  • Zachary D. Drescher
  • Breanna C. Edwards
  • Mary Rothemich
  • Taylor Sutton
  • Sarah J. Toporoff
  • Neeti Upadhye
  • Shamar Walters
  • Brittany Zielske

2011 inductees:

  • Alexandra Gordon
  • Caitlin Hillyard
  • Michelle Kirk
  • Kate Litvin
  • Caitlin Moore
  • Christopher Purvis
  • Cody Snell
  • Geena Wardaki

2010 inductees:

  • Rebecca L. Foster
  • Gabrielle Vail Gorder
  • Daniel Raby
  • Jeremy D. Walsh
  • Jack Weingart
  • Abigail M. Wihl

2009 inductees:

  • Erika Katherine Johnson
  • Tony Romm
  • Jaclyn Quercia
  • Howie Perlman
  • Traci J. Brooks
  • Charly J. Arnolt

2008 inductees:

  • Brittany Aubin
  • Inna Arnaudova
  • Rebecca Kern
  • Kate Naseef
  • Brittany Schell
  • Kate Stasik
  • Kate Sullivan