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Alpha Sigma Nu Honors Professors and Students


Robert Hume, Ph.D., receives the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award from Father McShane.
Photo by Ken Levinson

The Fordham chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu (ASN) welcomed 137 new students and two faculty members on April 7, and honored another professor with its annual book award.

Robert Hume, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, received the 2010 Alpha Sigma Nu Book Award in professional studies for How Courts Impact Federal Administrative Behavior(Routledge, 2009). Hume received the award from Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham, and John Harrington, Ph.D., dean of the arts and sciences faculty.

Faculty members Henry Schwalbenberg, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of Fordham’s International Political Economy and Development Program, and Anne Marie Kirmse, O.P., Ph.D., research associate for the Laurence J. McGinley, S.J., Chair in Religion and Society and adjunct professor of theology, received honorary induction into the chapter.

The student honorees hailed from all of the undergraduate, graduate and professional schools of the University.

“This evening, we honor students who not only excel in their academic studies, but also in loyalty and service to Fordham and to their communities,” said Rosemary A. DeJulio, Ph.D., assistant to the president and faculty adviser to ASN for the past five years.

Giving a keynote speech, ASN member George Drance, S.J., artist-in-residence in the Department of Theatre and Visual Arts, told students that his own experience of scholarship, loyalty and service has led him deeper into his own discipline of theatre, and toward becoming more fully who God has created him to be.

Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit colleges and universities, encourages a lifelong commitment to core Jesuit values. It is open to juniors, seniors and graduate students who are in the top 15 percent of their class academically and have a demonstrated record of service and loyalty to the Jesuit ideals of education.


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