Political Science Students Honored

MONTICELLO, AR — The University of Arkansas at Monticello inducted two political science students into the campus chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national political science honors society, during a recent induction ceremony on the UAM campus.

            The new members are Gauge Adkins, a junior political science and modern languages double major from Vilonia, and Carly Curly, a senior modern languages major and political science minor from Sheridan. Pi Sigma Alpha members must be juniors or seniors with at least 15 credit hours in political science courses and a grade point average of 3.3 or higher. 

As part of the ceremony, new officers were installed for the 2016-17 academic year. The officers are Reagan Dobbs of Dayton, Tex., president; Emily Mendiola of Hamburg, vice president; Gauge Adkins, treasurer; and Cody Bijou of Crosby, Tex., secretary.

Dobbs is a senior political science major, a member of Alpha Chi national collegiate honor society, the UAM debate team and Pi Kappa Delta, the national collegiate forensics honor society.  She is also a residence life academic support coordinator, a tutor for Statistical Methods in Psychology, and a student coach for the 2016 Arkansas Student Congress after competing in the 2015 Congress.

Mendiola is a senior political science and modern languages double major with a music minor. She is also a Student Ambassador and a member of the debate team, as well as Alpha Chi, the Law and Justice Society, Pi Kappa Delta, Delta Zeta Epsilon and the Foreign Language, Spanish and Japanese Clubs at UAM. She also participated in two Arkansas Student Congresses held in Little Rock, Arkansas and presented a paper at the 2016 Arkansas Political Science Association conference hosted by UAM.

Adkins is a member of the debate team and a member of Pi Kappa Delta, the national collegiate forensics honor society. He also presented a paper at the 2015 Southern Political Science Association conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Bijou is a senior communications and political science double major. He is a member of the debate team and Pi Kappa Delta, competed in the 2015 Arkansas Student Congress in Little Rock and is serving as a student coach for the upcoming 2016 Arkansas Student Congress.

            For more information, contact UAM’s Pi Sigma Alpha faculty advisor Dr. Carol Strong at (870) 460 1687.

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  Pictured from left are (seated) Reagan Dobbs, Dr. Carol Strong, Emily Mendiola, (standing) Cody Bijou, Gauge Adkins and Carly Curry.

 

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