EGSC dean to receive International Social Sciences Society award

by | November 7, 2017 3:00 pm

Last Updated: November 8, 2017 at 8:43 am

   Pi Gamma Mu, the International Honor Society in the Social Sciences, has announced that Dr. H. Lee Cheek, Jr., Dean of the Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science and History at East Georgia State College, will receive the organization’s Outstanding Alumni Award at its 2017 Triennial International Convention in Kansas City, Mo., in November. 

   Pi Gamma Mu is the oldest and preeminent honor society in the social sciences with the mission is to encourage and recognize superior scholarship in social-science disciplines and to foster cooperation and social service among its members. Pi Gamma Mu serves the various social-science disciplines which seek to understand and explain human behavior and social relationships as well as their related problems and issues. Currently, there are 150 active chapters in the United States and overseas.

   Pi Gamma Mu’s constitution defines the social sciences to include the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, psychology, international relations, criminal justice, social work, social philosophy, history of education, and cultural/human geography. Membership is also extended to interdisciplinary social-science areas that build on the core social-science disciplines, such as business and society, education, minority studies, public administration, international studies, public…

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