Chestnut Hill College Inducts Students into the Epsilon Pi Tau International Honor Society
Release Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, PA –– Chestnut Hill College
celebrated the installation of the Delta Eta Chapter of the Epsilon Pi Tau
International Honor Society for Professions in Technology at a ceremony on
campus during the spring semester. Epsilon Pi Tau inducted 13 students from the
School of Undergraduate Studies and the School of Graduate Studies, and three
Chestnut Hill College faculty members.
Membership in Epsilon Pi Tau is intended to recognize student’s
academic achievements in fields devoted to the study of technology and the
preparation of practitioners for the technology professions in undergraduate and
graduate programs. Epsilon Pi Tau strives to serve, support, and
strengthen the technology professions through publications, conferences,
leadership, and partnerships with corporations, professional associations, and
government agencies. There are over 80,000 members of Epsilon Pi Tau
nationwide and in 49 nations around the world.
Students are invited to become members of Epsilon Pi Tau if they
are enrolled in an approved program or course sequence and have completed 30
semesters or 45 quarter-hours of credit and are in the upper 35 percent of
students in their program.
A student must also have a grade point average of 3.25
or higher and at least 16 semesters or 24 quarter-credit hours in their major.
Faculty members who teach in technology programs are also eligible for
The Chestnut Hill College
installation ceremony also included Epsilon Pi Tau’s first use of Skype, an internet
video phone service, to initiate a member of the Delta Eta chapter who was studying abroad in
London, England. Through Skype, the student was able to view and participate in
the initiation ceremony. Keeping with Epsilon Pi Tau tradition, after the ceremony a
tree was planted on the SugarLoaf campus to celebrate the new chapter. Go
New Charter Members:
Michael Reid, Jr.
Daniel Rendine, Jr.
Lisa M. Olivieri, SSJ, Ph.D.
Saul Senders, M.Ed.
Ralph Swan, Ph.D.