July 30, 2003
CONTACT: Carol Anderson

EMU Students Inducted into National Public Administration Honor Society

YPSILANTI – Fifteen Eastern Michigan University students were inducted into the Pi Alpha Alpha honor society recently during a ceremony at the Washtenaw Country Club.

Pi Alpha Alpha is the national honor society for public affairs and public administration students who have completed 75 percent of their coursework and have a GPA of 3.7 or greater.

“This year, we inducted the largest number of students (into the honor society) in any one year since EMU’s master of public administration (MPA) began in 1980. They collectively represent the University’s continuing contributions to improving public service for all citizens,” said Joe Ohren, co-director of EMU’s MPA program.

The EMU inductees and their hometowns are:
Cynthia Barzyk, Ferndale
Jacqueline Beaudry, Ann Arbor
Stacey Beduhn, Sparta
Erica Briggs, Ann Arbor
Donna Cielma, Northville
Jill Dennison, Plymouth
Stephen Fetyko, Chelsea
Eleanor Fox, Livonia
Darlene Jones, Ann Arbor
Jeffery McBee, Monroe
Ralph Marroquin, Howell
Amanda Poxon, Highland
Kevin Rhea, Redford
Michael G. Smith, Ann Arbor
Rachel Wietella, Ypsilanti

Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive, metropolitan university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.