The College of Staten Island celebrated its 10th Annual Induction Ceremony into the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars on April 26 in the 1P Recital Hall, inducting students, faculty, and staff into the prestigious group.

The Eta Lambda Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars at CSI honored 13 inductees in all. Coming from all walks of life, the one tie that binds the group is their dedication to spreading their knowledge and experience across the globe. See photos from the event in an Online Gallery.

Interim President Dr. Timothy G. Lynch kicked off the event with greetings and congratulatory remarks, then gave way to Dr. Alan Zimmerman, retired Professor in the Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business.

Dr. Nerve Macaspac, Assistant Professor of Geography in the Department of Political Science and Global Affairs also presented on his work, Spaces of Peace.  His words motivated members, new inductees, and guests, to reevaluate their definition of world peace through the lens of global citizens.

Through the Center for Global Engagement, CSI has administered countless student/faculty exchange and study-abroad opportunities to more than a dozen countries, and each program is an opportunity to expand personal horizons beyond geographical borders.

In other Society-related news, the PBD is pleased to announce that its 2022 36th Annual International Webinar Conference will be offered via Zoom on Monday and Tuesday, May 23-24, 2022 from 11:00am to 8:00pm EST. This year’s theme is Moving Forward: Collaborative Resilience: Recreating Global Pathways. Registration is free to all PBD members. Please contact for questions.

The chapter also thanks CSI PBD members for remitting their membership dues and additional contributions in support our students and the mission of the Eta Lambda chapter. Half of all membership dues go directly to CSI students.


The Eta Lambda chapter at CSI held its first induction ceremony in 2011. It is the first chapter within The City University of New York system and currently boasts 150+ members. The chapter is housed at the Center for Global Engagement, which supports comprehensive internationalization. The Center also organizes events and special programming throughout the year for the CSI community, as well as specialized customized short- and long-term programs for international guests. In addition, it administers countless student/faculty exchange and study-abroad opportunities, provides services to international students and scholars, and offers English-language programs for non-native speakers.

*Eta Lambda Chapter board members:

Anita Romano (President)                                          Camille Gallo (Secretary)

Regina Lama (Vice President)                                     Melanie Thompson (Treasurer)

Jane Marcus-Delgado (Past President)                     Maria Ivanova (Student Vice President)

Winnie Brophy (Chapter Coordinator)

Ex-Officio: Margaret Bérci, Susan Sullivan, Alan Zimmerman

By: Winnie Brophy