May 09, 2017
Communications and Marketing
Saint Anselm College has announced the acceptance of 41 students into the Delta Epsilon Sigma national scholastic honor society. The new members were inducted into the Tau chapter of the society in ceremonies held at the college on March 26.
Delta Epsilon Sigma (DES) is a national scholastic honor society for students, faculty, and alumni of colleges and universities with a Catholic tradition. Undergraduates are considered for membership with academic ranking in the top 20% of their class. Candidates will also demonstrate dedication to intellectual activity and service to their community.
Seventeen of the newest members are from the class of 2017; 24 members are in the class of 2018. The 41 honored students represent 28 majors—particularly business, English, nursing, politics, and psychology—and eight states: California, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Texas.
Father John Fortin, O.S.B. was also an honorary inductee into DES.
The Tau chapter at Saint Anselm College is one of 77 chapters in the United States. Senior Robert Merritt serves as Tau Chapter student president. As a welcome to the new inductees during the ceremony, Merritt said, "Being a part of Delta Epsilon Sigma is about more than just the academics; it is about the person behind the student–the character he or she possesses and the way that character is used to benefit others."
Story by Christine Balquist '17