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.

NOTES FROM THE PRESIDENT
Years of Progress

As we move toward the final months of chapter membership ceremonies and inductions for 2009-2010, we wanted to thank Pi Gamma Mu faculty advisers and students for the continued progress. These past two years have been more challenging due to the economic recession and budget constraints on most campuses. We were pleased, when during the 2008-2009 academic year, memberships were up over 247 members from the previous year and active chapters remained near 150 chapters, which represented a substantial increase in reactivated and new chapters in recent years. We were worried as most campuses and students went through difficult economic challenges and we are very pleased with the continued success of our mission to honor outstanding students.

This year we have experienced continued progress, as we began the challenge of continued effective communication with members through our electronic newsletter, which goes to far more lifetime members than previous newsletters. We continue to place a high priority on staying in touch with chapters and responding promptly to make sure you get membership certificates and honor cords in a timely manner. Our Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society’s Webpage is continually updated as another important method of communication. We have received favorable comments on the headline feature of our webpage. Please see our webpage to order your Pi Gamma Mu Honor Cords for graduation.

Very importantly, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society has entered a contract with Harris Connect to prepare a Pi Gamma Mu Directory of all lifetimes members. In order for the directory to be completed, you need to respond to Harris Connect and indicate that you want to be included in the directory. If enough members respond, the directory will be an important way of honoring members, an important resource for networking, and will provide chapters with a way of contacting their life-time members. Harris Connect will contact you by phone, card, or email but mostly by postcard. The Pi Gamma Mu Directory of life-time members is a project that we have wanted for many decades and it is up to us to make this project a success. It is exciting to be going through a period of progress in our history and thanks for your efforts to make this happen.

Gordon Mercer
Pi Gamma Mu International President

HONOR CORDS

With graduation on the horizon for many Pi Gamma Mu members, don't forget to order your honor cords. They are royal blue and white twisted nylon cords with royal blue tassels. To get your graduation cords, send a check or money order for $15 (which includes postage and handling) to the Pi Gamma Mu headquarters at 1001 Millington, Suite B, Winfield, KS 67156 or phone headquarters (620-221-3128) and give us your credit card number; we will put them in the mail right away.

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