LMU inducted its inaugural cohort of Tau Sigma Scholars on April 20. Tau Sigma National Honor Society recognizes and promotes the academic excellence and involvement of transfer students at four-year universities. Qualified members are recognized as the top twenty percent of their class academically after one semester at the four-year university. Since this was LMU’s inaugural class, we were able to include a total of four semesters worth of LMU transfer students. To our great delight, 235 current LMU students met the minimum requirements for admission into this prestigious society, and 96 students ultimately accepted our invitation to join. At our induction ceremony, roughly half of the eligible inductees received their honorary certificates and pins.
Director of Transfer Enrollment Services, Tom Gutto, welcomed the group and congratulated them on their tremendous accomplishment. Dr. Maureen Weatherall, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, then offered her vision for the organization which included becoming leaders within the LMU community. 42 Students attended the ceremony which was held in the William H. Hannon Von der Ahe Family Suite. The ceremony was followed by dinner, where many students engaged in charged conversation well beyond the scheduled end time of 8 p.m. – a hopeful sign that this community will become a tight knit group of Lion leaders!