Anthropology Honors Society


Lambda Alpha is the National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology.  The Beta Chapter of West Virginia, formed in 1995, is housed in our department.   Membership confers certain privileges, including national academic recognition, scholarships, and the opportunity to publish in a national anthropological journal.

Qualifications for membership are:

  1. 2.5 GPA overall
  2. 3.0 GPA in Anthropology/ Sociology classes
  3. A minimum of 12 hours of academic Anthropology OR 6 hours Anthropology and 6 hours Sociology

Application for membership is made only once every academic year, usually near the end of the Fall Semester.  Qualified applicants are required to fill out a form to be signed by the faculty advisor and submit a one-time fee of $25.00.

Faculty advisor:  Nicholas Freidin, D.Phil.


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Emily Alleman
Johnna Bailey
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Arianne Moore
Allison Stamper


Ennis Barbery
Emily Brooks
Brittany Vance


Sarah Burns
Robert DeMuth
Brittany Griffith
Frederick Haden III
Jenafer Hinchman
Amanda Payne


Andrew Adkins
Casey Cunninghan


Michael Adkins
Sarah Posin


Tara Allman
Gael Neace
Tania Stricker


Jason Baker


Rebecca Klug


Gretchen Acker
Matthew Oldaker


Lora Dyer
Bruce Gowings
Tracie Kinder
Troy Kogel
Tatiana Mynuk
Edith Prino
Joseph Weikle


Stacey Angel
Rebecca Brewer
Richard Butler
Gregory Jones
Ronald Thomas

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Department of Sociology and Anthropology
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One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-2678
Tel: (304)-696-6700

Jami Smith, Department Administrative Assistant