FLORENCE--- Eight Francis Marion University students, two alumni, and one faculty member were recently inducted into the FMU chapter of the national Computer Science Honor Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon.
Robert Roggio, Ph.D., executive council of the national UPE office, a professor at the University of North Florida, conducted the initiation ceremony. Jeff Zadeh, Ph.D. computer science, associate professor of computer science is the university chapter adviser.
Inducted in the honor society were Jim Harris, Ph.D. mathematics, associate professor of computer science at FMU; Jim Blume of Latta, B.S., computer science, 1999; and Kelly Windham of Hartsville, B.S., computer science, 1999.
Student inductees were Evelyn Casley of Lake City; Travis Dickinson of Florence; Holt Hill of Marion; Eiichi Kitagawa of Saitama, Japan; James McLamb of Florence; Bryan Miles of Pamplico; Jon Moore of Pickens; and Candy Smith of Mullins.
Last year, Zadeh helped organize the FMU chapter of UPE by making application. Several university and colleges around the world have UPE chapters.