Graduates of Rutgers University in Newark Achieve High Honors

Graduates of Rutgers University in Newark Achieve High Honors

Recent graduates received special honors for outstanding performance and scholastic achievement during their academic careers at Rutgers University in Newark. Some graduated with Honors College Distinction, while others maintained impressive grade point averages, garnering summa cum laude, magna cum laude or cum laude status. Many achieved membership in some of the oldest, most prestigious national academic societies such as Alpha Phi Sigma, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Phi Beta Kappa, and Pi Alpha Alpha. (Explanations of each society appear at the end of this news release.) Here are the names of the honored undergraduate and graduate students, by county or state and hometown.

Alpha Phi Sigma is an honor society that was established in 1941 at Washington State University for majors in what was then called “police administration,” and is now known as criminal justice.

Alpha Sigma Lambda recognizes the scholarly achievements of adult students who manage adult responsibilities. The oldest and largest honors-based society for full-time and part-time students, it was founded in 1945 at Northwestern University.  

Phi Beta Kappa was founded in 1776 at the College of William and Mary to foster and recognize excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Rutgers University, Newark, has graduated Phi Beta Kappa honorees since 1948.

Pi Alpha Alpha is the premier organization for acknowledging student excellence in the field of public affairs and administration. This national honor society was founded at Princeton University.   

Sigma Theta Tau is an international organization that recognizes students who exhibit exemplary achievement in the field of nursing. Founded in 1922, this society celebrates baccalaureate and graduate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship and leadership.

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