MAY 1, 2013 – The School of Computing and Software Engineering (CSE) held a ceremony in April to charter SPSU’s newest student organization, the Lambda Chapter in Georgia of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, and induct its first members. In all, 35 students were inducted into the international honor society for the computing and information disciplines.
“Membership is very selective and is based on grade point average, class ranking, hours in the major and several other criteria,” said Jonathan Lartigue, an assistant professor who is the organization’s faculty advisor. “This is a valuable way to recognize the academic achievements of our best and brightest students.”
Dr. Orlando Madrigal, executive director of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, was in attendance, along with SPSU President Lisa A. Rossbacher, Vice President for Academic Affairs Zvi Szafran and CSE Dean Han Reichgelt. They congratulated the students from all four CSE departments who became charter members of SPSU’s Lambda Chapter.
The following students were installed as its officers: Richard Rutledge, a master’s candidate in software engineering, president; Andrew Rice, a master’s student in software engineering, vice president; David Spencer, a senior computer science major, secretary; and Melonie Hardy, a master’s student in computer science, treasurer.
In addition to the officers, UPE charter members include:
Software engineering – graduate student Nathapon Usirichun, seniors Jestin Keaton and Jose Pinott Zenquiz, and juniors Brian Adiyiah and Wesley Flowers;
Computer science – graduate students Brian Anderson and Mark Randolph, and seniors Samuel Hall, Boshko Knezevic, Taylor Martin, Christopher McKinney, Shawney Moore Stephen Moser, David Spencer and Teng Zhao;
Computer game design and development – seniors William Craven, Joshua Skelton and Christopher Milam;
Information technology – graduate students Mona Almutairi, Yahya Alqahtani, Basil Alzahrani, Csilla Balazs, Philip Leroy, Fariah Majmundar, Alexander Medellin, Diane Metcalf, George Ogunojemite, James Robinson and Kodjo Wilson, and seniors Peter Meinders, Jeremiah Miles and Jamar Salmon.