Four Ithaca College Students Take the Lion's Share of National Scholarship Honors

ITHACA, NY--Win four of seven World Series games and you’re the champion of baseball. Four Ithaca College students recently demonstrated a similar streak of excellence by winning four of seven available scholarships in the 2006 National Scholar Program sponsored by Sigma Iota Epsilon, the country’s honorary and professional management fraternity.
Seniors Michael Potter, Kristen Leising and Cem Unsal garnered three of the four $1,000 scholarships, while junior Constance Ames won one of the two $500 scholarships. Students from 70 local chapters nationwide participated in this year’s competition.
Potter is majoring in television-radio, computer information systems, and business administration. Leising is majoring in journalism as well as communication, management and design. Unsal’s major is business administration. Ames’ major is accounting.
SIE awards the seven scholarships annually to undergraduates who have demonstrated excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, service, leadership and contributions to their local SIE chapter.
Zeta Iota--the Ithaca College local chapter--was founded in 1999. During that time, its members have won 11 national scholarships, including two in 2002 and three in 2004. This year marks the first time the chapter has garnered four. Also, with the exception of 2000–1, Zeta Iota has won National Chapter of the Year honors every academic year since its founding.
Zeta Iota’s goals are to encourage and recognize academic excellence, enhance the professional development of its members and serve the community. Membership is by invitation only. Zeta Iota currently has over 100 members.
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