Kappa Tau Alpha inducts 60 SJMC students

The Texas State chapter of Kappa Tau Alpha welcomed 60 new members — 53 undergraduates and 7 graduate students — at its induction ceremony on April 24.

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KTA is a college honor society that promotes academic excellence in journalism and mass communication, and is recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. Only those students who had grade point averages among the top 10 percent of the May 2015, December 2014 and August 2014 graduating classes were eligible for induction.

Dr. Tim England, Texas State University, is the 2015 recipient of the William H. Taft Outstanding Chapter Adviser of the Year Award. Tim has been adviser of the Texas State chapter for 14 years.  Among his contributions to KTA is serving as a judge for the Mott Research Award. He received a Ph.D. in Communication and Political Science from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, where he was initiated into KTA in 1992.  In addition to his teaching background, Tim has 18 years of experience in the broadcasting industry. He will be recognized at a KTA-sponsored luncheon this August in conjunction with the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in San Francisco. Kappa Tau Alpha is a college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication.

At the April ceremony, former SJMC Director Bruce Smith was also recognized for outstanding service. The complete list of honorees can be found at http://www.masscomm.txstate.edu/me04/inducted.html.

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