Last updated on Oct 5, 2016
By Marissa Hoffmann
“Who’s Who Among Students” is a national student recognition program among colleges in the U.S. Every year, since 1934, who’s who selects students from over 1,000 colleges and universities to join the program.
In order to be selected into the program, students must have a GPA of a 3.0, have completed a minimum of 15 credits, have good leadership ability and be involved in the community.
The office of Campus Life and LIU Promise nominated students to become a part of Who’s Who Among Students for the first time this past December.
“Members of Campus Life and LIU Promise nominated students who have made a significant impact on the LIU Post community,” said Joseph Vernance, assistant director of Campus Life. “The goal of the acknowledgement is to recognize students for being outstanding leaders in their student organizations, athletic teams, residence halls, and all other areas of the university.”
“It’s such an honor to be chosen, especially as a freshman,” said Olivia Kavanaugh, a freshman art education major. “I’m extremely appreciative and humbled to be chosen alongside a group of great students at this great school.”
Amy Smith, program administrator for Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, said, “Unlike other honor societies there are no membership fees to the Who’s Who nominee.”
Henry Pettus Randall, Jr., founder of Who’s Who Among Students, decided to create the program in 1934 due to the financial struggles he faced in college. Randall believed that honors programs should be based on students’ achievements, not their financial standing and ability.