On the evening of November 30, Midland College (MC) inducted 14 students into the
Beta Theta Chapter of Sigma Chi Eta Communications Honor Society. The ceremony was
held in the Allison Fine Arts Building Wagner & Brown Auditorium on the main MC campus.
“Being inducted into any honor society is no small accomplishment,” Dr. Damon Kennedy,
MC vice president of Instructional Services, noted during his address to students
and their families at the ceremony. “These students are to be commended on their
dedication and commitment to striving for success.”
The inductees are Precious Bamidele, Reagan Brookings, Madison Currie (chapter historian), Angelica Flores, Maria Gonzales (chapter secretary), Cung Lian (chapter treasurer), Clayton McLain, Abdullahi Oyeniyi (chapter vice president), Janellie Pallares, Megan Runyan, Ginny Schechter (chapter historian), Sui Tial (chapter president), Ashanti Torres and Jeannine Woolsey.
To be eligible for membership in Sigma Chi Eta Honor Society, students must have a
3.25 GPA in a speech or communications class and an overall 3.0 cumulative GPA. They
must also demonstrate commitment to their community and serving others.
MC Speech & Communication faculty members are Melissa Boyce, Betty Clements (program
chair), Dr. Steven Gaines, Debbie Hightower and Dr. Amy Post-McCorkle. The department
is administered by Dr. William Feeler, MC dean of Fine Arts & Communications.
Sigma Chi Eta is the official community college honor society of the National Communication
Association (NCA). Since 2000, the honor society has fostered growth in the communication
discipline among two-year colleges and universities. Every year, Sigma Chi Eta inducts
and rewards new outstanding communication students while exploring options for community
college students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce.
The MC Beta Theta Chapter is the only community college Sigma Chi Eta chapter in the
state of Texas.