Seven Southeast Students Join Historic Preservation Honor Society

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 30, 2005 ᾰ Seven students were inducted into Southeast Missouri State University’s chapter of Sigma Pi Kappa, the international honor society for historic preservation students, faculty and distinguished individuals in a ceremony on March 23.

The students, who are all undergraduates, met the organization’s requirements of accumulating 60 semester hours, including nine credit hours of historic preservation courses and six credit hours of history courses, and maintaining a 3.5 overall grade point average. The inductees are: Kelly Almond of Fenton, Mo.; Emilie Marie Eggemeyer of Waterloo, Ill.; Lacey Illers of Jackson, Mo.; Catherine Myers of Jackson, Mo.; Tyler and Diane Riley, both of St. Louis; and Adrianna Salazar of Shelbyville, Ky.

Sigma Pi Kappa was founded on May 4, 1991, by faculty of the Master of Historic Preservation program in the School of Environmental Design at the University of Georgia. The Epsilon Chapter of Southeast Missouri State University was established in March 1996 and was the first chapter in the nation to include undergraduate as well as graduate members.

Sigma Pi Kappa and its chapters are designed to recognize high achievement in academic and professional studies in research by conferring distinction through election to its membership, encourage and stimulate scholarship, provide and promote leadership, and foster interest and accomplishment in the profession of historic preservation. For more information, contact Dr. Steven Hoffman at (573) 651-2808 or e-mail shoffman@semo.edu.