President Irvin D. Reid, 16 graduates inducted to honor society
The David Mackenzie Honor Society at Wayne State University will induct WSU President Irvin D. Reid as an honorary member April 17 at the McGregor Memorial Conference Center on campus. Reid joins an illustrious list of honorary inductees that includes journalism legend Helen Thomas, human rights activist Millie Jeffrey and weathercaster Sonny Elliot.
Sixteen graduating seniors also will be inducted for their outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the Wayne State community.
The society – one of the most prestigious groups at WSU – is named for David Mackenzie, the first dean of what is now the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The society was founded in 1981 through a merger of Karyatides, the former women’s honor society founded in 1931, and the Mackenzie Honor Society, organized in 1926. Members are chosen for their exceptional contributions to the welfare and development of the university and the community.
“President Reid was selected for his leadership; his prominent role in the creation of TechTown with its focus on community involvement; and of course, his advocacy and commitment to students and the campus community through support of the residence halls, global education initiatives, and the Honors program, to name a few,” says Liza Lagman Sperl, adviser for the Honors program and the honor society.
A public reception honoring all inductees will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the McGregor atrium, followed by a private dinner for the society members and their families.
Student inductees for 2007 and their majors:
Dual degree: English Honors, History Honors, with University Honors co-major
Classics, Greek and Latin
History Honors with University Honors co-major
Journalism with Africana studies co-major
Nursing with University Honors co-major and Health Psychology minor
Economics with University Honors co-major and Spanish minor
Marketing with Psychology and Women’s Studies minors
Accounting with Psychology minor
Education with University Honors co-major
Biological Science Honors with Spanish minor
Interdisciplinary Studies with Nonprofit Sector Studies minor
Interdisciplinary Studies with Business Administration minor
Biological Science Honors with University Honors co-major and Chemistry minor
Accounting with University Honors co-major