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18 New Members Inducted to Hofstra's Mu Kappa Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon, the Geographic Honor Society – April 15, 2019

On Monday, April 15, 2019, the Department of Global Studies and Geography inducted the 2018-19 class of Mu Kappa in a ceremony held at the University Club. The 18 initiates are now members of Gamma Theta Upsilon (GTU), the international geographical honor society that was founded in 1928, and bring the total number of members in Hofstra’s chapter to 138 since its inception in 2012.

Keynote speaker, Dr. Mona Domosh, Professor of Geography at Dartmouth College, and past President of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), offered a lively recount of her journey to the world of geography. She touched on her family’s frequent moves during her childhood which included vacations to various historical sites around the U.S. and how she discovered the potential of geography as a career late in her undergraduate studies. She is now a cultural-historical geographer with expertise in: urban historical geography, cultural geography, critical development studies, feminist theory and postcolonialism. 

President, Christina Paccadolmi ‘19, Secretary, Julianna Cirafesi ’19, and Historian, Lois Paquette ‘19 conducted the ceremony to welcome the following new inductees:

Michael David Allen
Nicole Boucher
Justine Ecker
Margaret Collins Engel
Tianyue Gao
Julia Gurrola
Sophia Isabella Hadeed
Aliosman Can Kazdal
Justin D. Kumamoto
Ryan W. Leighton
Lauren E. Mahoney
Abby Normandin
Aleksandra Radeva
Raymond Lalesh Ram
Sally Louise Roscoe
Nicholas Tabarus
Olivia Tu
Xiling Ye

For more information on the Global Studies and Geography Department at Hofstra University, visit  www.hofstra.edu/academics/colleges/hclas/geog/

Mu Kappa Inductions - April 15, 2019

Inductees/Induction Ceremonies