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Alpha Kappa Delta

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akdAlpha Kappa Delta (AKD) is a non-secret, democratic, international honor society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamanthanein Diakonesein or “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.” AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement of the human condition.

AKD was founded at the University of Southern California in 1920 and became affiliated with the Association of College Honor Societies in 1967. Approximately 50,000 lifetime members are affiliated with more than 500 chapters of the honor society. These are persons with academic records showing excellence in sociology. The Gamma Chapter at Colorado State University was chartered in 1964.

SP14InitiationThere are several benefits to joining AKD. The society funds student travel to professional conferences, sponsors annual student paper competitions, and funds guest speakers. Additionally, all members receive a subscription to the journal Sociological Inquiry. Membership in AKD also provides official recognition of academic achievement in the field of sociology. In April of each year, students attend an induction ceremony at which they receive an honor cord to be worn at graduation and an official certificate of membership.

Membership Criteria for Undergraduate Students:

  • Officially declared sociology major or minor
  • Junior or senior status (60+ credits)
  • Overall GPA of 3.3 or above
  • Sociology GPA of 3.0 or above at CSU
  • Completion of at least four courses in sociology prior to initiation

Membership Criteria for Graduate Students:

  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or Above
  • Completion of at Least One Semester of Graduate Coursework in Sociology
    Prior to Initiation

If you meet the above criteria and wish to become a member of AKD, there is an application form to fill out, which you can get from the AKD bulletin board outside of Professor Lori Peek’s office (Clark Building, Room B-237). You can also contact her by email (lori.peek@colostate.edu) and request an electronic copy of the form.

Fall 2014 AKD Initiates

Michael William Callahan, Chelsea Renee Champ-Lopez, Shannon Joleen Croft, Michele Grace Fuller, Tyler Michelle Israel-Cleveland, Lacee Kay Salinda Jansson, Alisha Nidtaya Johnson, Dayna Louise Jones, Kathleen Courtney Kemp, Chelsea Lynn Mitchell, Alisha Ann Paine, Ashlyn Leigh Whitbeck

Spring 2014 AKD Initiates

Alison A. Anson, Maria Cynthia Babbs, Nicole Renae Buford, Zachary Burns McCallum, Melissa Dawn Mosness, Lindsey Erin Smith, Kylie Shea Tait, Robert Jackson Tuttle

Fall 2013 AKD Initiates

Angel Jean Antkers, Katherine Lynn Banghart, Yvonne M. Bridgeman, Jenna Catherine Clancy, Emily Jenene Holcomb, Amber Lynn Kizewski, Angela Miku Lawton,Kayla Marie McCoy, Kristen Lauren Moffatt, Jonathan B. Morrell, Vickie J. Newlin, Kayli Rose Peterson-Johnson, Lauren Marie Selby Price, Tyrus Dane Shirley, Elise Marie Yenne

Spring 2013 AKD Initiates

Sarah Ashley Collins, Rebecca Lynn Eman, Robyn Michelle Jordan, Kendall Paige Krist, Jeffrey Alan Lacerte, Jennifer Elizabeth Lambrick, Yazmin Ammeriles Rivera, Meghan Katherine Mordy, Stacia Sue Sydoriak

Fall 2012 AKD Initiates

Katherine May Bacon, Graciela Janeth Billington, Lindsey Grace Earl, Lauren Elizabeth Hartsough, Samantha L. Kungli, Cory James Garcia, Erica Jean Romberg

Spring 2012 AKD Initiates

William Robert Amorella, Courtney Rebecca Jewitt Harrison, Matthew Shawn Kohn, Stephanie Renee Lesar, Michael John McGuin, Michelle Meyer, Hope A. Pruett, Amy Marie Smith, Corey Jay Smith, Cassandra L. Trester, Paula Nicole Wernimont

Fall 2011 AKD Initiates

Kathleen Nicole Chew, Rebecca Emily Fox, Amanda J. Hanson, Samantha Lee LaFever, Kate Elizabeth McMullen, Sarah Jane Miley, Nicole Rochelle Oatman, Mary Rose Peterson, Justin Nicholas Suhr, Hollis Marie Sutton

Spring 2011 AKD Initiates

John Richard Boyne, Emily Christine Doerr, Courtney Emiko Matsumoto, Edna Nayeli Muñoz, Erwin Banayad Raymundo, Kelly Marie Renner, Dasha Jean Sanchez, Mallory Christine Wright

Fall 2010 AKD Initiates

Casey Starr Bogner, Lauren Lindsey Soo Carpenter, Leah Nicole Dunn, Marissa Marie Goyette, Nicole Lynn Harnke, Jessica Noelle Hollar, Julie Ann Mauer, David Walter Ray, Amber Elizabeth Reese, Lauren Nicole Scott, Andrew Richard Siegmund, Austin Thomas Winkler

Spring 2010 AKD Initiates

Kristen Brittany Aiken, Heather Rose Baily, Brendan Patrick Birch, Christopher David Bland, Christine Lorraine Bruno, Anna Elizabeth Burica, Romina Cribari, Jodi Rae Edmonds, Chad Alan Elizondo, Kenneth Allen Howerton, Jessica Anna Jensen, Jason Allen Jones, Cheyenne Autumn Elizabeth Moore, Amber LaRae Webb, Daniel Sean Weiner, Molly Tova Zwerdlinger

Fall 2009 AKD Initiates

Carolina D. Banuelos, Virginia Adeline Boston, Kathleen Nicole Carver, Rachel Marie Cruz, Alyssa Michelle Dawson, Kevin Alexander Fargo, Sarah Jane Hardman, Christina M. Jacks, Courtney Michelle Klein, Mikyla Renae Nelson, Stephanie Marie Stecher, Andrew John Stranges, Chelsie M. Taresh

Spring 2009 AKD Initiates

Andrew Mark Barela, Christopher J. Beard, Michael Robert Bender, Megan Anderson Cain, Laura Dea Castellano, Bliss Monique Davis, Anthony Joseph DeMusis, Amy Elaine Eskola, Jenny Louise Eskola, Brian Thomas Ferrans, Alison Jean Hillis, Robin Melinda Le Sech, Mark Joseph Mayasich, Brock Steven Rauzi, William Thomas Ritchie, Christin Kay Ward, Dustin James Wier-O’Connor

Fall 2008 AKD Initiates

Samuel Tyler Bowersox-Daly, Hannah Lea Hurlburt, Garrett Bruce Nash, Alicia Joy Tabor, Steven Wynne Tolbert, Reanne Lee McMillen Townsend

Spring 2008 AKD Initiates

Bayleigh Taylor Anderson, Cassie Lynn Barrett, David Lee Broyles, Leah D. Bundgaard, Leah Marie Cassidy, Bailee Shea Cochran, Meredith Suzanne Dickinson, Aaron Thomas French, Kristi Michelle Hendrixson, Lahoma Jayne Howard, Revati Kilaparti, Corey Dwight Kleinhenz, Tessa Carol Nelson, Luisa Mercedes Paternostro, Kathryn Josephine Quillin, Chad Allen Peters, Kevin Mark Prouty, Alicia Norlien Rehn, Alexa Katherine Rempis, Monica Kristine Roam, Benjamin Thomas Grant Schrader, Laura Catherine Scruggs, Mallory Ann Starr, Heidi Marie Stuckert, Ian Jacob Watada, Alisha Nicole Zellner

Fall 2007 AKD Initiates

Brittany Amber Black, Amanda Marie Braun, Isaac Richard Freitas, Katie Love Freudenthal, Barbara Nicole Hillman, Mindy Michaela Howard, Samantha Johansen, Leonard William Large, Adam Garth Lauer, Lauren Megan Lobdell, Amanda Marie Magill, Amanda Loraine Pala, Krista Patrice Richardson, Ryan Thomas Taylor, Shannon Kate Walford

Spring 2007 AKD Initiates

Anna Blair Comer, Robin Jean Cooley, Sara Ann Gill, Matt J. Greife, Lindsey Marie Gulsvig, Dean Carlton Hirt, Danielle N. Marshall, Sarah Marie Mendonza, Darshini Nilushika Munasinghe, Andy Joseph Prelog, Amber Lynn Rozeboom, Elizabeth Kathleen Snow, Kacilyn Ann Turley, Jessica Maria Yoos

Fall 2006 AKD Initiates

Fall 2006 AKD Initiates Emily Marie Anderson, Lea Christene Blumer, Kelli Nicole DePriest, Samantha Ann McLeod, Adam Joseph Meyers, Marguerite Claire Molinas, Clark Niemeyer-Thomas, Tara Kendall Shone

Spring 2006 AKD Initiates

Lindsay Anne Beaudry, Melissa Blocker, Christopher Allan Clarke, Elizabeth Collins, Deserae` M. Frisk, Rebecca Marie Georgerian, Breanna Nicole Herrick, Christine Ann Junod, Britney Lauren Malpiede, Taryn K. McCaughey, Alex Benjamin Mitchell, Rebecca Louise Posford, Brian Eric Rose, Heather Marie Stokes, Meagan R. Tannehill, Tania Nickens Valdez, Elena Ariel Windsong

Questions? Please contact Dr. Lori Peek, AKD Faculty Advisor, 970-491-6777, lori.peek@colostate.edu.

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