Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), International Sociology Honors Society

AKD cordsAKD stands for Alpha Kappa Delta, a non-secret, democratic, international society of scholars dedicated to the ideal of Athropon Katamannthanein Diakonesin or “to investigate humanity for the purpose of service.”AKD seeks to acknowledge and promote excellence in scholarship in the study of sociology, the research of social problems, and such other social and intellectual activities as will lead to improvement in the human condition. ΑΚΔ International Sociology Honor Society Website

In 1920, University of Southern California sociologist Dr. Emory S. Bogardus founded Alpha Kappa Delta for the purposes of stimulating scholarship and promoting the scientific study of society.  Bogardus’ impetus in establishing this organization was to provide a forum for student and faculty interchange.  His endeavor paved the way for what has become an international organization dedicated to promoting, facilitating, and recognizing academic scholarship.  As we enter the 21st century, Alpha Kappa Delta is an integral part of many Sociology programs and is proud to acknowledge that in the past eight decades, over 80,000 scholars have been initiated into the Society.  More than 490 chapters have been chartered in the United States, Canada, China, Finland, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Singapore. 

ΑΚΔ at Sonoma State University

Each spring semester sociology students with outstanding academic records in the study of Sociology may apply for membership. Applications will be accepted once a year in the Spring Semester. Also, please join us each Spring to celebrate the academic achievements of the new AKD initiates. Our induction ceremony, where new AKD initiates will be presented with a membership certificate and honor cord, happens at the end of each Spring semester Family, friends, and fellow students are welcome to attend this event.

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  • Brandon Karns
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  • Brady Osborne
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  • Evan Robasciotti
  • Ashley Scott
  • Risa Scott
  • David Smith
  • Kimberly Soeiro
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  • Tanya Trimble
  • Margaret Walden
  • Brian Wedderburn
  • Sabrina Wolk
  • Beatriz Alcazarakd 2012
  • Courtney Beckham
  • Jessica Belluomini
  • Nicole Bettencourt
  • Megan Boel
  • Jasmine Brody
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  • Gregory Ginsburg
  • Alyssa Hara
  • Vanessa Hernandez
  • Emily Kerr
  • Vanessa Lopez
  • Ellen O'Hare
  • Debra Pecot
  • Corey Savio
  • Gina Sevieri
  • Rachel Smith
  • Chelsea Smith
  • Kaitlyn Vargas
  • AKD 2011Selina Ashley Anjum
  • Ariana Aparicio
  • James McCall Babcock
  • Hallie Rose Boldt
  • Ryan C Borg
  • Chad Barrett Bower
  • Lisa Mary Bushway
  • Philip Gideon Cohen
  • Cheryl Ann Fonseca
  • Marylou German
  • Thomas Spiro Gojkovich
  • Jose Roberto Herrera
  • Andrea Michelle Huhn
  • Sandy Lynn McDonald
  • Julie René McGinty
  • Alexander George Miller
  • Stephanie Marie Morris
  • Amanda Ann Newhall
  • Daniel Brett Nimoy
  • Kimberly Elaine Petersen
  • Katharine Hutton Saunders
  • Annette Marie Toly
  • Arielle Alexandra Vaisnor
  • AKD 2010Michaella Armanino
  • Molly Christine Ashe
  • Kathleen Nicole Baker
  • Julianne Elizabeth Balatti
  • Amy M. Balch
  • Michelle Anna Bowden
  • Areej Kamel Dajani
  • Jennifer Lynne Deaver
  • Taylor James Falbisaner
  • Kelsey Elliot Harris
  • Jenna Hornbuckle
  • Caylin Jeanea McGuire
  • Kevin O’Neil Meyer
  • Mariah Daniell Montgomery
  • Jessica Muscatell
  • Alexander Scott Muxen
  • Erica Stephens Owen
  • Janet R. Phillips
  • Andrew James Powers
  • Emily Arielle Raskind
  • Susan S. Spallone
  • Shannel Jeannette Usher
  • Jessica Nicole Viruet
2009 Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society Initiates
  • Lauren Marie Anderson
  • Megan Luck Bullard
  • Maria G. Cachū
  • Meredith Dale Carey
  • Renée Deanne Cook
  • Chelsea Dawn Davis
  • Sara Anne Dickenson
  • Elisabeth Lea Dietz
  • Kelly Darlene Dixon
  • Donita Leigh Flecker
  • Erin Showler Garnett
  • Robert George Miller Girolo
  • Chad Walter Goff
  • Christina Marie Jimenez
  • Leora Jeaniel Johnson
  • Stephen Michael Ladrech
  • Jennifer Marie Lagomarsino
  • Christina Louise Long
  • Danielle Catherine Martindale
  • Ariel Lillian McClymont
  • Tiffany Lyn Montgomery
  • Caitlin Lorraine Morgan
  • Jennifer Gail Nance
  • Micaela Kay Naredo
  • Christin Graham Newton
  • Randall Elizabeth Precup
  • Jenifer Erin Prentiss
  • Jeffrey Keller Quinn
  • Maureen C. Santos
  • Stephanie Christine Smith
  • Courtney Ann Snow
  • Lauren Michelle Stavish
  • Heather Chevon Steiner
  • Patricia Christine Tanner
  • Jennifer Ellen Trudgeon
  • Nicholas A. Vos
  • Ashley Rae Webster
  • Niki Kohl Wyatt
  • Nicholas Reid Young
2008 Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society Initiates
  • David Abbott
  • Sarah N Ball
  • Iliana Margarita Barillas
  • Christina Noel Bauer
  • Kara Marie Bogner
  • Daniela J Bravo
  • Luis E Bravo
  • Stephanie Lyn Crespin
  • Patricia Ashley Dalman
  • Erin Ashley Dowdy
  • Brandon Lee Graves
  • Shaina Kristen Harris-Hildreth
  • Cody Marin Hicks
  • Julia Lynn Hoddick
  • Julie Elaine Kenworthy
  • Jennifer Lynn Lawson
  • Mehgan O’Flaherty Lee
  • Andrea Lee Lochtefeld
  • Jare' M Longacre
  • Mayra Lilia Madrigal
  • Kelsey Rae Magnuson
  • Laura Elizabeth Mari Matsumoto
  • Megan Elizabeth Menjou
  • Megan Oberdorfer
  • Dale Newell Pauly
  • Alyce Noheakama’aole Roman
  • Alexandra Simone Rubin
  • Bernardo Ruiz
  • Dana Renee Sanders
  • Christina Joy Sherry
  • Erin Marie Stewart
  • Angela M Tejeda
  • Jessica Maria Valdez
  • Gloria Yim
2007 Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society Initiates
  • Melissa Baker
  • Tina Balderrama
  • Sarah Ball
  • Kim Beadleston
  • Kristi Berg
  • Laura Chandler
  • Laura Cheek
  • Sydney Ferris
  • Natasha Fuhrman
  • Lisa Grilli
  • Jordan Hamilton
  • Katharine Harman
  • Lillian Harms
  • Lianna Hart
  • Vicky Hidalgo
  • Tricia Hisaoka
  • Elizabeth Holguin
  • Sean Hurley
  • Lauren Jacobsen
  • Erika Rose Jager
  • Celeste Jimenez
  • Erica Klescewski
  • Caitlin Lampert
  • Heather Leidner
  • Trevor Lindroos
  • Jennifer MacNeil
  • Regina Marcheschi
  • Lisa McKee
  • Nao Misaki
  • Courtney Morales
  • Stephanie Nelson
  • Michelle Phillips
  • Barbara Pieper
  • Michele Rainwater
  • Crystal Rojas
  • Hazel Santa Ana
  • Carly Sciacqua
  • Mary Singh
  • Shannon Stolte
  • Alexandria Stone
  • Megan Streeper
  • Michelle Telfer
  • Jocelyn Thomas
  • Nadir Vissanjy
  • Rose Wickland
2006 Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society Initiates
  • Kathryn Albergate
  • Alison Brittany Becher
  • Trisha Lyn Bettencourt
  • Andrea C. Cox
  • Sarah Anne Galloway Randle
  • Ashley Kehaulani Green
  • Julie Michelle Haining
  • Dorit Yvonne Harari
  • Vanessa Ioannides
  • Caitlin Leigh Kyse
  • Bonnie Joy Massey
  • Heather Marie McLerran
  • Katy L. Nestor
  • Ned Patterson
  • Lauren Renz
  • Melanie An Snook
  • Vanessa G. Spencer
  • Kassel Tuzon Taeza