Glen Oaks Community College held its first ever induction ceremony, inducting 18 members into the newly established Delta Rho Chapter of Epsilon Pi Tau, the International Honor Society for Professions in Technology.

Epsilon Pi Tau is 81 years old and promotes excellence in academics, service, and research.

“As with all honor societies, EPT is dedicated to honoring high academic performance,” said Dr. David Devier, Glen Oaks president. “While the original development of EPT was focused on a somewhat narrow group of college programs, today the focus is on recognizing all programs and professions that utilize technology in their training and work.”

Devier feels that academic recognition for students in career programs is valuable and he has been instrumental in starting Epsilon Pi Tau chapters at each of his former institutions.

To commemorate the installation of the Delta Rho Chapter, a ceremonial oak tree was planted between the main entrance and the new student suites. As the chapter grows, the tree will as well in girth, height and roots.