Eta Sigma Delta, an international honor society that recognizes exceptional academic achievement among hospitality and tourism scholars, recently welcomed 120 students from the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida, during its Fall 2012 Induction Ceremony. The new members of the UCF Rosen College chapter were formally introduced on Nov. 15 in the college’s Disney Dining Room, where the inductees pledged to uphold the high standards of scholastic and professional achievements established by the honor society.

The Induction Ceremony, hosted by faculty advisers Dr. Kevin Murphy and Dr. Po-Ju Chen, as well as chapter president Natalie Sixto, and chapter vice president Bethany Chester, was highlighted by keynote speaker Rick Spencer, creative manager & show development for Universal Orlando Resort.

As members of Eta Sigma Delta, students distinguish themselves in the eyes of educators, recruiters and industry executives. In addition, the honor society provides a networking system that allows for interaction and the exchange of information among students.

Members of the prestigious honor society also gain access to special functions at annual trade shows.

To be invited into Eta Sigma Delta, students must be a Hospitality Management major or studying a related field, with a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

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