PGM
International Honor Society in Social Sciences
The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideals of scholarship and service.

REAFFIRMING OUR IDEALS—AN ALUMNA PERSPECTIVE

Jamie CooperI had the privilege of being inducted into Pi Gamma Mu during my sophomore year of college at the University of Charleston, W. V.  I very much value the seven ideals of our honor society and worked with my colleagues to have one of the most active chapters the school has ever known.  Many of us attended regional conferences and several of us had the opportunity to attend the triennial international convention in Atlanta.  It was then that I was elected to be an international student representative on the international Board of Trustees. 

During my tenure on the board I became involved with the scholarship review committee (among various others) and had input as to who would receive scholarship awards.  Among my contributions, I am most proud to have drafted the mission statement, which was unanimously approved: “The mission of Pi Gamma Mu is to encourage and promote excellence in the social sciences and to uphold the ideas of scholarship and service.” 

I know that many of us have dedicated ourselves to the ideals of scholarship and service and those ideals are still as integrally ingrained in our lives today as they were when we were first initiated as members.  I encourage you to re-engage with Pi Gamma Mu faculty members, staff members, and students by attending the international convention in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on October 20-22.  I particularly welcome you to join me, President Gordon Mercer and First Vice President Barry Friedman during the Saturday morning session titled “The Role of Alumni/ae in Pi Gamma Mu: Formation of an Alumnus Council.”  We would love to have you join in the discussion on how alumni can further our mission and open doors and resources to the organization! 

You may be aware that the Pi Gamma Mu International Membership Directory was recently published.  This is an excellent tool to help us get back in touch with Pi Gamma Mu friends from years past.  If you weren’t able to get a copy during the initial drive, alumni may call in to Harris Connect’s customer-service department at 1-800-877-6554 to purchase a directory. There are a limited number of hardbound books and CD’s available for purchase.

I’d love to hear your stories on how you’ve continued to uphold the ideals of Pi Gamma Mu and I’d love to be able to share your stories with others at the convention!  Or, if you’re unable to be with us, but wish to add some insight regarding a new Alumni Council please reach out to me via E-mail at jamiecooperpgm@hotmail.com.  I can’t wait to hear from you!    

Jamie Cooper ,
Past International Student Trustee

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