Sabrina Michael-Duncan of Danbury Inducted Into Geography Honor Society
Sabrina Michael-Duncan of Danbury was among 20 Hofstra University students inducted into the Mu Kappa Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the international geographic honor society. The ceremony was held over Zoom.
The number of Mu Kappa members now stands at 158 since the chapter's founding in 2012. Hofstra's Mu Kappa chapter has been the recipient of a GTU Honors Chapter Award over the last five consecutive years.
The ceremony's keynote speaker was Dr. Burrell Montz, Professor of Environmental Geography and Planning at East Carolina University, Interim Executive Secretary and past President of Gamma Theta Upsilon.
Dr. Montz also spoke about the academic discipline of geography, which entails a diverse skillset that can be successfully applied to a wide range of topics, including the current COVID-19 situation. She congratulated Hofstra's initiates on their accomplishments and assured them that they are entering an honors organization with strong networking opportunities. She noted that two Hofstra Mu Kappa alumni, Jaclyn Catania '14 and Thomas Vogel '16, received graduate studies scholarships in her department after meeting her at the 2014 induction ceremony.
After Dr. Montz's address, Mu Kappa President Sophia Hadeed '20, Vice President Adriana Galarza '20, Historian Margaret Engel '21, and Secretary Ligia Clara-Arenivar '19 led the virtual ceremony to welcome the chapter's new members.
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