MAILED: April 22, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE - Six University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire journalism students were initiated into Kappa Tau Alpha, the journalism honor society which recognizes scholarship among junior and senior journalism students.
If more than 10 percent of the students have achieved a 3.34 or better resident and cumulative gradepoint average, only the top 10 percent will be admitted.
The initiates were Adrienne Leavitt (a December 1996 graduate), New Holstein; Craig McHugh, Madison; Mindy Merryfield, Eau Claire; Scott Peterson, Deerfield; Holly Pyrek, Horicon; and Kevin Theese, Cumberland.
The initiation took place at the Department of Communication and Journalism Convocation April 17.
Paul Meznarich, Altoona, a December 1996 graduate, was announced at the Convocation as the recipient of the Kappa Tau Alpha "Top Scholar" award which is given to the graduating journalism major with the highest gradepoint. Meznarich now is a copy editor at the Gazette-Times in Corvallis, Ore.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 22, 1997