Emmanuel College Joins Honor Society for International Scholars
May 07, 2009
Emmanuel College has been granted a charter to create a chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars. This group encompasses students who have studied abroad, international students, international faculty and faculty who have international experience. The College has officially been designated as the Eta Zeta chapter of the society.
The new chapter of Phi Beta Delta at Emmanuel will contribute to the grow-ing sense of international awareness on campus, allow students who have returned from study abroad programs the opportunity to share their experience with faculty and students, and provide faculty and staff with international experience a venue to mentor students interested in pursuing international careers.
To be granted a charter to create a chapter of Phi Beta Delta all candidate schools must show commitment to international scholarship via research,international faculty, study abroad and international students. Emmanuel has a significant number of international faculty (12%) and professors with international experience.
"The growing number of study abroad students and the impressive number of faculty with international experience made my work easier," said Director of International Programs Tom Millington. "And I think it made the review committee's job easier as well, as it is plainly visible that Emmanuel is committed to internationalization on its campus and international scholarship."
Emmanuel College becomes only the fifth college in Massachusetts to host a Phi Beta Delta chapter and is the first Colleges of the Fenway (COF) institution to have the distinction.
To learn more about Phi Beta Delta, visit: http://www.phibetadelta.org/.