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News Release
 
05/07/08
Peru State College Inducts 35 Students into Alpha Chi National Honor Society

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) President Dr. Ben Johnson today announced the names of 35 students recently inducted into the PSC chapter of Alpha Chi, a national scholarship honor society.

 

President Johnson said, “This year’s Alpha Chi inductees have demonstrated a strong commitment to the principles of scholarship and character, and we are very proud of their achievements. I congratulate each and every one of them on their tireless pursuit of academic excellence.”

 

Alpha Chi recognizes the achievements of PSC’s top scholars in arts and sciences, professional studies, and education and graduate studies. To qualify, students must be juniors or seniors and rank in the top 10 percent of their academic institution. As members of Alpha Chi, students qualify for individual scholarships at both the regional and national level. They are also afforded opportunities to publish their works in the society’s journal, the Alpha Chi Recorder, and attend regional and national conferences.

 

The students were inducted into the honor society by English Professor Dr. Bill Clemente, History Professor Dr. Spencer Davis and Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Mike Barger.

 

Clemente, who serves as faculty sponsor and Alpha Chi’s regional secretary-treasurer, said, “The increasing number of successful scholars reflects Peru State College’s commitment to excellence both on campus and in our online programs,” noting that the number of students eligible for induction into Alpha Chi who earn degrees off-campus and online continues to grow.

 

 

Inductees elected to serve as chapter officers include: President April Morse, a senior from Pawnee City; Vice-President Jean Salisbury, a junior from Auburn; Secretary Jaime Apperson, a junior from Hamburg, Iowa; Treasurer Carol Schulte, a senior from Syracuse; and Student Delegate to the Alpha Chi National Convention Laura Kjar, a junior from Wood River.

Following is an alphabetical list of the inductees by hometown.

 

 

Nebraska
Adams
Jill Vanderbeek, Junior

 

Ashland
Carrie Widger, Senior

 

Auburn
Jean Salisbury, Junior
Randi Schmid, Senior

 

Beatrice
Amber Oakes, Senior

 

Bellevue
Roger Clapper, Senior
Kim M. Carrera, Senior
Robert Nechtman, Senior
Audra Stewart, Junior
Gordon Tyler, Senior

 

Bennet
Julianne Jurgens, Senior

 

Gretna
Heather Robinson, Senior

 

Johnson
Mackenzie Ottemann, Senior

 

Kearney
Lisa Amick, Senior

 

Lincoln
Bill Brush, Senior

 

Omaha
Jeff Reid, Junior
Brittany Schaefer, Junior
Jill Stinson, Senior
Brenda Wood, Junior

Papillion
Wanelle Huffman, Senior
Sara Law, Junior

 

Pawnee City
April Morse, Senior

 

Syracuse
Carol Schulte, Senior

 

Wood River
Laura Kjar, Junior

California
Roseville
Kristy Dayton, Senior

Iowa
Avoca
Jonathan G. Stanton, Junior

 

Council Bluffs
Angel Mayberry, Senior

 

Hamburg
Jamie Apperson, Junior

 

Sidney
Melissa Crom, Junior

 

Woodbine
Mae Blum, Senior

Kentucky
Ashland
Teresa Boldt, Senior

 

Massachusetts
Warren
Justin Thompson, Junior

South Dakota
Rapid City
Kenneth Chmielewski, Senior

Texas
Converse
Michael Johnson, Senior

 

Hudson Oaks
Dorothy Hill, Senior