Lambda Pi Eta--National Communication Honor Society

Alpha Iota Chapter 

Old Dominion University 




Honors Communication Degree
BS-BA/MA Accelerated Communciation Degree
MA Lifespan and Digital Communication Degree


Faculty Advisor 





Old Dominion University and the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts are honored to be among the earliest departments in the United States to sponsor a chapter of Lambda Pi Eta (we were the 9th) of what are now hundreds of Communication Departments coast to coast. This is our 22nd year!

To qualify for acceptance into Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication honor society, students must meet all of the following criteria at the time of application:

  • Have completed more than 60 hours of credit
  • Completed at least 12 hours (4 courses) of Communication (COMM) classes at Old Dominion University
  • 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • 3.25 GPA in all Communication (COMM) Courses taken at Old Dominion University



Ask your Academic Communication Adviser for more information about LPH, the Honors Degrees in Communication,

as well as the BS-BA/MA Accelerated Degree in Lifepsan & Digital Communuication


LPH Faculty Adviser: Dr. Thomas Socha 


Current Lambda Pi Eta (Alpha Iota Chapter) President :

Recent Past Presidents:

  • Angel Eason (2011-2012)
  • Prentice Brown (2010-2011)
  • Mary Alana Welsh (2009-2010)
  • Jonathan McLarty (2008)
  • Amanda Becraft (2006 & 2007)










Ms. Carla Harrell, Senior Lecturer, ODU Communication and Founding Member of Lambda Pi Eta at ODU



LPH 2007 Honorees, Dr. Erlene Hendrix (ODU Theatre Arts, Emerita) (center) and Ms. Deborah Meltsner (ODU Communication, Emerita) (right), chat with Ms. Carla Harrell (ODU Communication)


Dr. Tom Socha (ODU Communication, LPH Faculty Advisor) and Dr. Erlene Hendrix (Theatre Arts Professor, Emerita)


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