WASHINGTON, DC: April 4, 2011 – The University of the District of Columbia’s Chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society inducted seven student-athletes this evening in a ceremony on campus in the Windows Lounge.
The event included a welcome from Provost Graeme Baxter, a presentation by Chapter members and Advisor as well as an introduction from the Director of Academic Advising and Retention. “The numbers keep growing” Provost Baxter said as she looked on to the group of inductees clad all in black.
Chapter members shared the values and traditions of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society to students who must meet a 3.5 cumulative grade point average their first year in college. “Induction is an outward recognition of personal accomplishment and serves as an incentive for continued high scholarship”.
Student-athletes represented nearly a third of this year’s inductees. “I am so proud of these student-athletes and the time and effort they dedicate to their studies. It isn’t easy to balance academics and sport but these student-athletes certainly do it with finesse”, Associate Athletic Director for Academics Jennifer Ziarko said.
The 2011 Phi Eta Sigma Student-athlete inductees included Mario Banegas, Richard Barrett, Demia Franklin, Philip Izevbehai, Carlos Quiroga, Jasmine Smith and Miguel Uzcategui.