17 New Members Inducted to Hofstra's Mu Kappa Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the Geographic Honor Society – April 26, 2017
On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, the Department of Global Studies and Geography inducted the 2016-17 class of Mu Kappa in a ceremony held at the University Club. The 17 initiates are now members of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the international geographical honor society that was founded in 1928, and bring the total number of members in Hofstra’s chapter, Mu Kappa, to 96 since its inception in 2012.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Marianna Pavlovskaya, a professor at Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center, discussed ‘Geography That Matters: Place-Making Potential of Credit Unions in New York City.’ She highlighted the unique qualities of credit unions (employment, ethnic, and religious oriented) and mapped them to show the various concentrations of branches as they related to the socio-economic neighborhoods in which they were located.
President, Associate Professor Dr. Kari Jensen, and Vice President, Adjunct Associate Professor Dr. Veronica Lippencott conducted the ceremony to welcome the following new inductees:
Carol Jane Burka
Marissa Nicole Duhaney
Sara Elizabeth Hicks
Mannat Thakur Kamboj
Claudia Hope Modica
John Van Fossen
For more information on the Global Studies and Geography Department at Hofstra University, visit www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/geog/