Social Work inducts 11 students into Phi Alpha Honor Society

Lewis University Department of Social Work inducts 11 students into Phi Alpha Honor Society

Published: March 26, 2013.

The Lewis University Rho Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Honor Society inducted 11 Social Work students on March 19.

Students inducted into the Rho Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha include: Denise Arroyo of Romeoville, Zachary Bryant of Bolingbrook, Veronica Drase of Bolingbrook, Patricia Guel of Shorewood, Marta Jasielec of Plainfield, Amy Karczewski of Orland Park, Nicole Klein of LaGrange, Elizabeth Martenia of Joliet, Evangeline Valdez-Corpuz of Bolingbrook, Candice Vaughn of Woodridge and Victoria Vazquez of Tinley Park.

To be eligible for nomination, students must be at least a sophomore with social work as a declared major, completed eight semester hours of required social work courses, achieved an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and achieved a 3.25 GPA in required social work courses.

Phi Alpha Honor Society promotes humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work.

The Department of Social Work at Lewis University educates generalist practice social workers who exhibit integrity and follow ethical principles. Supported by a Catholic and Lasallian heritage, social work students engage in an education that is dedicated to advancing social and economic justice and the well-being and quality of life for individuals, groups and families in urban and suburban communities. Social work students know and respect diversity, respond to context, think critically and understand and utilize research.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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