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Western New England University Earns Distinction as Official Chapter of Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society

Published: January 22, 2024 | Categories: All News
Students interacting while studying at Western New England University. The Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society logo is in the corner of the photo.

Western New England University (WNE) proudly announces its official designation as the Iota Theta chapter of the esteemed Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society. This recognition underscores the university's commitment to fostering inclusivity, academic excellence, and support for students with disabilities.

Delta Alpha Pi is a prestigious honor society dedicated to recognizing the academic achievements of college and university students with disabilities. The society promotes a spirit of leadership, advocacy, and community service among its members, fostering an environment of empowerment and success.

Under the guidance of WNE co-advisors Dr. Sally Kim Nguyen, accessibility specialist, and Tynisha Henderson-Mitchell, director of Student Accessibility Services, the university is set to host its inaugural induction ceremony in the Spring 2024 semester.

"The establishment of the Iota Theta Chapter at Western New England University reflects our ongoing commitment to diminishing the negative stigma and stereotypes surrounding students with a diagnosed disability. This is an important step in changing perceptions and will have a lasting impact as people leave to enter the workforce," said Dr. Nguyen.

The Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society emphasizes the importance of recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of students who demonstrate exceptional dedication to their studies, leadership, and community service despite facing challenges related to disabilities.

WNE continues to uphold its reputation as a private, nationally ranked institution with a focus on preparing work-ready and world-ready graduates. This recent affiliation with Delta Alpha Pi further solidifies the university's dedication to providing an inclusive and empowering educational experience for all students.

"Western New England University has a long history of supporting diverse learners," said Dr. Maria Toyoda, senior vice president for academic affairs/provost. "The addition of Delta Alpha Pi International Honor Society aligns with and supports the holistic development of all students in an inclusive environment. We are proud to celebrate the achievements of our students with disabilities and to promote a culture of diversity and excellence on our campus."