• May 14, 2014 -

    Iota Sigma Tau Honor Society Inducts Over 100 Members

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    "I would like to be the first of many to congratulate you on your hard work and all that you have achieved thus far" announced Dr. David B. DeHaven, dean of the School of Information Technology (IT) at Kaplan University.  He welcomed 132 new inductees into the Iota Sigma Tau Honor Society via a virtual ceremony that was held on May 5, 2014.

    As is their mission statement, "Iota Sigma Tau Honor Society looks to expose members to all areas of technology, provide networking opportunities, and seek advice from IT professionals."

    Kaplan University instructor Dr. Glen Jenewein has provided guidance and support to members while serving as the organization advisor since the founding of the honor society in 2009. When asked what his expectations are for this year, he replied "I would like to see our executive board and members begin to work together to present at some online conferences. This would be a wonderful way to get them some experience with sharing ideas and best practices for student run honor societies."

    Jack Walker, student president of the Iota Sigma Tau Honor Society, earned his undergraduate degree in information technology and is now working toward his master's degree in programming at Kaplan University.  Apart from being a student leader and father, Jack is also a music composer for film, television, and video games.  During his speech to the new inductees he stated, "I see the diversity of backgrounds, the wide and varied life experiences that we each bring to our honor society.  This is your honor society. Just like the classes you are taking, you will get out of it what you put into it."

    Allison Shelby, the director of internship programs at the School of Information Technology presented on exciting past and upcoming internship and externship opportunities that are available to online students.   

    The Iota Sigma Tau Honor Society currently has 581 lifelong members. New inductee Kendra Tyner remarked, "This is my first time ever being in an honor society.  I am extremely happy and proud of myself for keeping up with school."

    Falling in line with Kaplan University's other honor societies, Iota Sigma Tau invites eligible students to join their organization twice a year by email.  Future students eligible for an invite must have a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA).  Undergraduates must have earned a minimum of 45 credits while graduate students must have earned 25 credits or more.

    A link to the recorded induction ceremony can be found here: http://khe2.adobeconnect.com/p19fg1le4md/  

    For more information about Iota Sigma Tau Honor Society and other student organizations at Kaplan University, email studentlife@kaplan.edu.  

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