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The Daily Guide - Waynesville, MO
  • Webster University students join prestigious academic society

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  • Webster University inducted three of its 16 newest members into the Lambda Kappa Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, international honor society in business, June 13 on Fort Leonard Wood.
    In order to become members of the society, which was founded November 18, 1913, by the dean from Harvard University and four professors from Yale and New York University, Debra Cartagena-Calhoun, Joseph Clarke, and Heidi Massey were required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.95 or better in their business degree programs.
    Aaron Williams, Webster University director, and Lee Ousley, faculty adviser, presided over the ceremony.
    Williams congratulated members on their academic achievement and talked about the significance of their accomplishment.
    “In the United States today, 8.9 million people hold a master’s degree; and only 3 percent of the population holds a Ph.D.,” Williams said. “Of those graduates, not many have the opportunity to become members of honor societies.”
    “Delta Mu Delta is an opportunity that is available only to a small number of high achieving individuals who preserve academic excellence,” he said.
    Ousley, who teaches the introduction to business and business capstone courses at Webster University, said, “These are exceptional students who have worked hard and applied themselves to maintain a solid grade point average. They are truly driven.”
    Calhoun graduated from her master’s degree program last year. Clarke and Massey plan to graduate in October.
    Most of the members who were not able to attend the ceremony here have moved with the United States Army to their next duty location and will be invited to participate in an online induction ceremony.
    Those members include: Kristen Berdahl, William Benner, William Brewer, Keith Chiro, Janice Coklow, Michael Frazier, Nicole Givens, Wiyaou Kamaziwe, Wesley Kvasnicka, Jeffrey Stapler, Mark Sterling, André Luiz Kühner, and Jaysen Ryberg.
    Each member receives a certificate and key, the badge of the society, which represents tangible and visible evidence of their achievement.
    For more information about Delta Mu Delta, visit deltamudelta.org.

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