Etter inducted into honor society

KENT -- Tyler Etter of Chambersburg, Pa., was inducted on April 12 into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society.

Five students at the College of William and May founded Phi Beta Kappa in 1776, during the American Revolution. For over two centuries, the society has embraced the principles of freedom of inquiry and liberty of thought and expression.

Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America's leading colleges and universities. The society sponsors activities to advance these studies -- the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences -- in higher education and in society at large.

The ideal Phi Beta Kappan has demonstrated intellectual integrity, tolerance for other views, and a broad range of academic interests. Each year, about one college senior in a hundred, nationwide, is invited to join Phi Beta Kappa.

Etter was also inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. It is the only honor society for college students of political science and government in the United States. Pi Sigma Alpha is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS) and is designated as a "Specialized, Upper-Division" society by ACHS. There are now over 740 chapters of Pi Sigma Alpha located on college and university campuses in every state of the United States and one in Canada.

Etter, the son of Scott and Lori Etter, was a 2011 graduate of Ridgewood High School in West Lafayette, and is currently a senior at Kent State University majoring in political science with minors in business and economics.