Touro Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon Inducts New Members
New York, N.Y.– Fifty Touro College students from the Lander College of Arts & Sciences–Flatbush (LAS) were inducted into the annual class of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the International Honor Society in Economics.
“This is the beginning, rather than the culmination of your journey,” said Dr. Barry Bressler, dean of the undergraduate School of Business at LAS, in his remarks to the inductees. “We look at this as an opportunity for you to be elevated, to elevate your goals, to elevate what you want to achieve.”
ODE is one of the world’s largest academic honor societies with more than 680 chapters located in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Egypt, France, United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan. Among its objectives are the recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics.
“These students have exceeded the requirements of their course of study and have displayed exceptional acumen and ability to apply theory to the real world,” said Dr. Stanley L. Boylan, Touro’s vice president of undergraduate education and dean of faculties. “They have displayed exemplary personal traits and are very cognizant of the ethical obligations of any business professional.”
Dr. Michael Szenberg, Touro’s distinguished professor of economics and business and the chair of the Economics and Business department at LAS, served as keynote speaker.
“Each of you, as scholars and leaders, has a crucial responsibility: You have to share what you know with others,” said Dr. Szenberg. “Your induction today is a testament to your potential, and it should remind you of the influence you have and the difference you can make.”
Touro’s Lander College in Flatbush, with separate schools for men and women, enrolls 2,500 students annually in fall, spring and summer semesters. It offers a choice of 25 majors and pre-professional programs in disciplines including accounting (CPA program), finance, management, computer science and multimedia web design, pre-medicine/pre-dentistry/pre-pharmacy, the allied health sciences (occupational and physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing), education, psychology, biology, political science/prelaw, mathematics/actuarial studies and speech language pathology.
About the Touro College and University System
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow and Paris. New York Medical College, Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: www.touro.edu/news/.