Trica Smith

Columbia College of Missouri-Freeport Director Sarah Goeke (left) and Sigma Beta Delta honoree Tricia Smith

Three students from the Columbia College of Missouri-Freeport campus recently were inducted into three different honors societies at a ceremony at Highland Community College. Campus Director Sarah Goeke presented the honorees for induction and gave each a pin and certificate.

Senior Tricia Smith (Warren, Illinois), who is pursuing degrees in health care management and management, was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta business administration honor society. Membership in the honor society at Columbia College is reserved for undergraduate junior and senior business administration majors who rank in the top 15 percent of their class with a minimum GPA of 3.25, and have completed at least 30 credit hours at Columbia College. Members are encouraged to aspire toward personal and professional improvement, and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.

Takesha Brooks

Columbia College of Missouri-Freeport Director Sarah Goeke (left) and Tau Upsilon Alpha honoree Takesha Brooks

Takesha Brooks (Freeport, Illinois), a senior student working toward a human services degree and a sociology minor, earned a spot in Tau Upsilon Alpha. The national honor society for human services students and the Columbia College chapter, Alpha Nu, were formed in 2012. Students must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA and be in the top 35 percent of their class. Membership in TUA is symbolic of the efforts of human services professionals in their work to empower people through education and service.

Michael Barthel

Columbia College of Missouri-Freeport Director Sarah Goeke (left) and SALUTE honoree Michael Barthel

Michael Barthel (Freeport, Illinois), who is expected to graduate this December with a degree in human services, was inducted into the Columbia College Chapter of SALUTE, a national honor society for veteran college students, which signifies academic excellence and a commitment to high principles and superior achievement throughout one’s lifetime.

Undergraduate memberships in SALUTE at Columbia College are reserved for degree seeking undergraduate, junior and senior students withat least a 3.00 GPA; and have completed at least 12 credit hours at Columbia College.