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Phi Beta Delta Honor Society For International Scholars

Virtual Presentation: U.S. China Relations 

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022 @ 2:45pm-3:45pm

Benjamin Sand, Director of Strategic Communications,
U.S. State Department’s China Desk 
Zoom Link 

Mr. Benjamin Sand is the Director of Strategic Communications for the State Department’s China Desk.  Previously, Benjamin served as Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Beijing. 

He has also led Mission China’s Education USA programs, and served as the head of the political unit at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica, press officer for the State Department’s Bureau for International Organizations, and the ambassador’s staff aide in Beijing.  

Before joining the Foreign Service, Benjamin worked as a relief worker in East Timor and South Sudan, and foreign correspondent, in Hong Kong, Iraq, and most recently as Voice of America’s Pakistan and Afghanistan Bureau Chief in Islamabad.  Benjamin is a fourth generation Brooklynite and lives with his daughter in Washington, D.C.
 


10th Annual Induction Ceremony In-Person

Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 2:30pm

Location: Recital Hall, Center for the Arts, College of Staten Island

Speaker: Dr. Nerve V. Macaspac from the Department of Political Science and Global Affairs will speak about  the grassroots peacebuilding.  He will share some of the recent shifts in peace and conflict studies as well as the prospects of Peace Studies at CSI.

The Eta Lambda Chapter inducted 13 faculty, students, and staff into the prestigious society on April 2022. Visit CSIToday and online gallery.


36th Annual Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars 

Online Web Conference   

Monday-Tuesday, May 23-24, 2022, 11:00am-8:00pm

Theme: Collaborative Resilience: Recreating Global Pathways

Call for Abstracts for Online Paper, Session, and Poster Presentations.

Visit the society’s website.

Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars, Eta Lambda Chapter at the College of Staten Island

Phi Beta Delta Logo Phi Beta Delta is the nation's first honor society dedicated to recognizing individuals who have demonstrated scholarly achievement and performed outstanding service and leadership in the area of international education.

The goals of the organization include the recognition of individual achievement in the area of international understanding; the advancement of international programming, research and scholarly exchange; and the creation of a campus network linked to a network of members in chapters worldwide. View 2022 Annual Induction Ceremony and photos on here.

Contact Information

Phi Beta Delta,Honor Society for International Scholars

Eta Lambda Chapter at the College of Staten Island/CUNY

Building 2A-Room 206
Email Phi Beta Delta,Honor Society for International Scholars

California State University, San Bernardino

www.PhiBetaDelta.org

Email: staff@phibetadelta.org
Phone: (+1) 909-537-5018

Governing Board

President-Anita Romano, Macaulay Honors College
Past President- Jane Marcus-Delgado, Political Science and Global Affairs
Vice President–Regina Lama, Department of Nursing
Secretary-Camille Gallo, The Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business
Student Vice President-Maria Ivanova, International student
Treasurer: Melanie Ann Thompson, Center for Global Engagement
Chapter Coordinator-Winnie W Brophy, Center for Global Engagement

Ex-officio
Margaret Bérci, School of Education
Susan Sullivan, School of Education
Alan Zimmerman, The Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business


Membership Criteria

Candidacy for membership will be based on criteria established by the Governing Board in accordance with the aims of the organization. This nomination recognizes your exceptional achievement and service to international education. By joining Phi Beta Delta you distinguish yourself as a member of a global community dedicated to fostering the highest standards of international understanding.

Membership Criteria for Students:

  • GPA of 3.3 for associate degree students who have attained at least 30 credit hours
  • GPA of 3.3 for bachelor’s degree students who have attained at least 45 credit hours
  • GPA of 3.6 for master’s degree students who have completed at least one semester of a one-year master degree, or two semesters of a two-year master’s degree
  • GPA of 3.6 for doctoral degree students who have completed at least two semesters of  their doctoral degree

and

  • Letter of nomination from full-time faculty or PBD committee member
  • Statement of interest
  • International students (non-immigrant visa holders) will be considered upon meeting the requirements above
  • Domestic students will be considered upon meeting the requirements above and completion of an academic study abroad program approved by the institution or who have been involved in recognized international endeavors

Membership Criteria For Alumni:

  • CSI alumni who have met the GPA and other criterion stated above

Membership Criteria For Faculty and Staff:                                                      

Faculty and staff who have been involved in recognized international endeavors such as teaching, conducting research, participating in overseas projects, administering exchange programs, or providing services to international students and scholars.

Lifetime Membership:

Persons nominated, selected, and initiated (inducted) into the Society shall retain this honor for life.  Active and inactive membership shall determine the privileges accorded to individuals inducted into the Society.

Honorary Membership: The Governing Board may name honorary members.

Candidates for membership will be approved by the members of the Governing Board of the chapter and inducted at the annual induction ceremony.

Membership in Phi Beta Delta does require a $65 for the first year. This fee covers a medallion, a certificate, and the newsletter, and national and chapter membership dues. After that, the annual membership fee is $30

 

THE BYLAWS OF PHI BETA DELTA, ETA LAMBDA CHAPTER

May 4, 2011 (As Amended September 2012, December 2012)

Updated January 2021

Article I: Name

The name of the Society will be the Eta Lambda Chapter of Phi Beta Delta.

Article II: Purpose

The purpose of Phi Beta Delta is to recognize and encourage professional, intellectual and personal achievements in the field of international education. The Society will serve as a means of encouraging interdisciplinary and intergenerational contacts and promoting the exchange of ideas and information in the area of international affairs among students, faculty and staff of the College of Staten Island and other academic institutions.

Article III: Membership

Section I

Candidacy for membership will be based on criteria established by the Governing Board in accordance with the aims of the organization. The criteria are as follows:

Membership Criteria for Students:

· GPA of 3.3 for associate degree students who have attained at least 30 credit hours

  • GPA of 3.3 for bachelor’s degree students who have attained at least 45 credit hours

· GPA of 3.6 for master’s degree students who have completed at least one semester of a one-year master degree, or two semesters of a two-year master’s degree

  • GPA of 3.6 for doctoral degree students who have completed at least two semesters of  their doctoral degree

and

· Letter of nomination from full-time faculty or PBD committee member

· Statement of interest

· International students (non-immigrant visa holders) will be considered upon meeting the requirements above

  • Domestic students will be considered upon meeting the requirements above and completion of an academic study abroad program approved by the institution or who have been involved in recognized international endeavors

Membership Criteria For Alumni:

  • CSI alumni who have met the GPA and other criterion stated above

Membership Criteria For Faculty and Staff:                                                 

Faculty and staff who have been involved in recognized international endeavors such as teaching, conducting research, participating in overseas projects, administering exchange programs, or providing services to international students and scholars.

Lifetime Membership:

Persons nominated, selected, and initiated (inducted) into the Society shall retain this honor for life.  Active and inactive membership shall determine the privileges accorded to individuals inducted into the Society.

Section II

Honorary Membership: The Governing Board may name honorary members.

Section III

Candidates for membership will be approved by the members of the Governing Board of the chapter and inducted at the annual initiation ceremony.

Section IV

The Governing Board will convene at least one meeting of the Chapter per semester to conduct the chapter’s business, and on a more frequent basis for other purposes.  Active members are those who have paid that year’s national and chapter dues.

Article IV: Governing Board

Section I 

The Governing Board will include faculty, staff, and students of the College.

Section II

The Governing Board will consist of:

· Past President (1 year term)

  • President (1 year term)

· Vice President / President-elect (1 year term)

· Student Vice President (1 year term)

· Secretary (2 year term)

· Treasurer (2 year term)

· Chairpersons of standing committees  

· Chapter Coordinator

Section III

The Governing Board will meet as required. It will establish standing committees and appoint chairpersons for those committees.

Article V: Officers

Section I

The elected officers will be:

· President

· Vice President / President-elect

· Student Vice President

· Secretary

· Treasurer

 Section II

The Chapter Coordinator will be appointed by the Governing Board from faculty or staff and serves as a liaison between the Chapter and the National Executive Office.  The Chapter Coordinator will maintain a list of active chapter members; will assure compliance at the chapter level with policies, procedures, and reporting requirements of the Society; will advise the Chapter concerning policy, organization, and management; will collect and give receipts for all monies and make disbursements; will keep an accurate and complete record of all receipts and disbursements; will perform other duties as determined by the Chapter under the guidance of the Treasurer. The selection and term of office for the Chapter Coordinator will be determined by the Governing Board.

Section III

The President will preside over meetings of the Governing Board and of the society. The President will appoint members of committees, represent the society at official functions, communicate regularly with the Chapter Coordinator regarding events, and perform all other duties belonging to the office. The President will have a term limit of one year. Past Presidents will sit on the Governing Board for an additional year.

Section IV

The Vice President will preside in the absence of the President and perform other duties as assigned by the President. 

Section V

The Student Vice President will develop chapter programs, act as a liaison to the student body, and  be a full voting member of the Governing Board. 

Section VI

The Secretary will be responsible for communications. The Secretary will keep minutes of all meetings, and handle chapter communications.

Section VII

 The Treasurer will be responsible for all monies collected and dispersed, for making reports regularly to the Society on the funds, and for suggestions on allocating funds.

Section VIII

The Governing Board will appoint students to act as liaisons whenever necessary.

Article VI: Dues and Fees

The membership initiation fee will be paid by each undergraduate, graduate, faculty and staff candidate at or before the time of initiation into the Society. The amount of this fee will be determined by the Governing Board and is to be paid to the Treasurer prior to the initiation ceremony.  Special consideration will be given to students whenever possible. The annual sustaining fee for each member of the Society will be paid on or before May 1 of each year.

Article VII: Elections

Section I

The Governing Board will establish a nomination committee to solicit nominations for the elected offices.

Section II

Elections will be held prior to the annual induction ceremony and be conducted by secret ballot and include a provision for proxy votes. Ballots will be sent to the general membership at least two weeks prior to the date set for the counting of ballots.  The exception will be for the initial year’s election of officers. At the first business meeting which is scheduled immediately following the first annual induction ceremony, a single slate will be presented to the newly inducted members. This single slate will be recommended by the organizing committee.

Section III

Election to office will require a majority of ballots received.

Section IV

In the event of resignation or inability to serve on the part of an elected officer of the chapter, the Governing Board shall appoint a replacement to complete the elected term.

Article VIII: Approval and Amendment of Bylaws

Section I

Approval:

These Bylaws shall be submitted to the chapter’s full membership for approval at the first meeting. Approval will be by a majority of those present and voting.

Section II

Amendments:

Proposed amendments to the bylaws may be presented to the Governing Board by active members, in writing, at least one month before they are to be voted upon. The Governing Board will review and discuss proposed amendments and recommend them to the general membership for approval.

Approval by a majority of the voting members present at a chapter meeting will be required for passage of a proposed amendment. The amendment shall become binding immediately thereafter.

Article IX: Meetings

There will be at least one meeting of the Chapter per semester.

Article X: Parliamentary Authority

Robert’s Rules of Order (the most recent edition) shall govern the Society in all cases to which they are applicable.

There are many tangible and intangible benefits of new and continuing PBD membership!

 

  • A formal recognition of distinction as an international scholar. Members can wear PBD Society regalia to their commencement ceremony
  • The Medallion Newsletter
  • An International Research and Review – Society Journal
  • Opportunities for PBD International Conference participation and presentations
  • Offerings of sponsorship for PBD Conference attendees
  • Leadership opportunities at the chapter and society levels
  • Access to professional development opportunities such as PBD webinars
  • Networking opportunities with scholars and professionals involved in international understanding and programing, research and scholarly exchange.