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Theology Honor Society Inducts Saint Anselm College Students

June 27, 2016

Chip Underhill
Communications and Marketing
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Three students from Saint Anselm College have been inducted into Theta Alpha Kappa, the international honor society in theology for the 2015-2016 school year. The Alpha Lambda Psi chapter at Saint Anselm is the only chapter of the theology honor society in New Hampshire.

In the spring semester of 2016, Beth Ann Westgate of Oxford, Conn. was the sole Saint Anselm student named to Theta Alpha Kappa. Westgate graduated in May as a nursing major.

Two students were inducted to the chapter in the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year: Ryan Sarasin, from Leominster, Mass. and Dominique Lesieur from Oxford, Mass. Both are rising seniors and theology majors. In addition, the national TAK society awarded Lesieur the chapter's "Undergraduate Achievement Award."

Theta Alpha Kappa is a relatively new honor society at Saint Anselm College. In the fall of 2015, James Leonard, a business major and then-senior from Abington, Mass. was inducted as the inaugural member.

Induction requires nomination by a local chapter. To be eligible students will have a 3.5 GPA in Religious Studies and/or Theology, an overall 3.0 GPA, and meet other requirements.

Theta Alpha Kappa was established in 1975 at Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York. It is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Theology.

Theta Alpha Kappa has more than two hundred chapters representing educational institutions ranging from small religiously-affiliated colleges to large public research institutions.

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