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December 1, 2014

Student Awards and Scholarships

Mahnoor Misbah ’14
Best Oral Presentation Arts & Humanities for “East Meets West: An Examination of Ibn Khaldun’s Influence on Western Thought”

Alexa Savino ’15
Best Oral Presentation Multidisciplinary and other Social Sciences for “The Complications of Catastrophe: An Analysis of Sandy Relief Efforts Through the Lenses of Utilitarianism and Luck Egalitarianism”

Heena Arora ’14
Recipient of the President’s Student Leadership Award

Pi Sigma Alpha

Pi-Sigma-AlphaPi Sigma Alpha is the national Political Science Honor Society, with over 700 chapters at most leading colleges and universities in the United States. The qualifications for membership at Adelphi’s chapter include: 1) at least four courses (including one course at the 300 level) in political science with a “B-” or better in each, 2) Overall Political Science GPA of 3.5 or higher, and 3) Overall university QPA of at least 3.0. It is not necessary to be a political science major to join. Students who are eligible will receive an invitation to join in mid—February. New Pi Sigma Alpha members and their families will be invited to the senior dinner, attended by the faculty, and graduating seniors and their families, for induction. Membership makes one eligible to compete for lucrative national Pi Sigma Alpha competitions and awards— Including best senior thesis and Washington D.C. internship stipends. Additionally, joining accentuates academic achievement and organizational involvement, qualities that are of interest to many employers and graduate schools.


Members Include:

  • Jasmine Brown
  • Sarah Cinquemani
  • George Giakoumis
  • Gabriel Hardy-Francon
  • Michael Khayan
  • Jennifer Lin
  • Catherine Rudell
  • Melissa Salama
  • Alexa Savino
  • Sebastian Souchet
  • Erica White
  • Meaghan Wood
This piece appeared in the Political Science Newsletter Fall 2014 edition.
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