Patrick Kane
  • Class of 2016
  • Canton, OH

Patrick Kane, of Bolivar, OH Inducted into Walsh University's Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Society

2011 Mar 16

Walsh University recently inducted Patrick Kane of Bolivar OH into its newly formed chapter of the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Society. This national undergraduate honor society encourages and fosters the attainment of knowledge in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics and recognizes the attainment of high scholarship among society members. Ninety-one students were inducted into Walsh's new chapter, which is the largest in the United States.

To be considered for membership, students must have a 3.0 overall GPA, 3.0 GPA in their major and at least 15 credits earned in their major. Biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bioinformatics, mathematics and computer science majors were honored at the induction ceremony.

Jennifer Clevinger, associate professor of biology and associate chair of the Division of Math and Sciences at Walsh, will serve as faculty advisor for the new chapter. Clevinger says Walsh senior Alexandra Knight was instrumental in helping her apply for Walsh's admission to the honor society. Alexandra is an honors biology student and co-president of the Science Club.

All faculty from the Division of Math and Sciences became charter members of Walsh's chapter, which will be designated Beta Chi.

Sigma Zeta was founded in 1925 at Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois. Walsh University's chapter installation ceremony was held Thursday, February 24. Dr. James S. Hall, executive director of the national organization, presided over the ceremony.

Walsh University is an independent, co-educational Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution that promotes academic excellence and diversity and provides close faculty-student interaction. It is dedicated to teaching its more than 2,900 students to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition.