Athens State Charters International Social Sciences Honor Society


ATHENS, Ala. - Athens State University has recently chartered a chapter of Pi Gamma Mu, an international honor society honor society advancing social sciences.   The Athens State chapter will be named Alabama Eta.

Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society focusing on the social sciences with over 150 chapters in the United States and overseas.

The mission of the organization is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues.

“Pi Gamma Mu offers Athens State students the opportunity to see the impact that social sciences have locally and globally,” states Athens State chapter sponsor Dr. Prentice Chandler.  “It is a true working honor society that can benefit the participants as well as the campus and community.”

Membership to Pi Gamma Mu is open to qualified undergraduate students and faculty involved in the social sciences.  Athens State members must have a 3.5 GPA and be enrolled with at least 20 semester hours of classes such as economics, history, political science, sociology, anthropology, geography, psychology, criminal justice, social work or international relations.

Charter members in the Athens State society include Kayla Scott, Nicholas Tipper, Brian North, Stephen Smallwood, Ryan Walker, Kelly Lumpkin Riley, Russell Walker, Garrett Monroe, Theresa Haverkamp, Corey Flanagan, Thomas Bottoms, Josh Cote, Martina Mosley, Donny Stevens and Jamie Suggs.

To learn more about the society visit  For information on the local chapter contact Chandler at  

Guy McClure
March 12, 2012