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News Release
 
04/28/09

Peru State College Inducts 39 Students in Alpha Chi National Honor Society

 

PSC
2009-2010 Alpha Chi Officers

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) President Stan Carpenter today announced the names of 39 students recently inducted into the PSC chapter of Alpha Chi, a national scholarship honor society.

Carpenter 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 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, 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, Professor of History Dr. Spencer Davis and Professor of Biology Dr. John Hnida.

Clemente, who serves as faculty sponsor and on Alpha Chi’s National Council, said, “The increasing number of successful scholars reflects Peru State College’s commitment to excellence both on campus and in our online programs. I am thrilled that so many fine students chose to join this excellent organization that champions academic excellence across the curriculum.”

Inductees elected to serve as chapter officers include: President Denise Blazek, a senior from Beatrice and Syracuse; Vice-President Kate Staples, a senior from Grand Island; Secretary Kristopher Miller, a senior from Hiawatha, Kan.; Treasurer Christie Haynes, a senior from Lincoln; and Student Delegate to the Alpha Chi National Convention Carol Carpenter, a senior from Peru.

Following is an alphabetical list of the inductees by hometown.

Nebraska
Beatrice
Erica Benson, Senior
Denise Blazek, Senior
Robby Powers, Senior

Beaver City
Jaye Hackbarth Senior

Bellevue
Maria Clark, Senior
Julie Olpin, Senior
Fred Payne, Senior

Burchard
Savannah Wenzl, Senior

Davenport
Marva Kubalik, Senior

Fairbury
Samantha Meyer, Senior

Grand Island
Phillip Eggerling, Senior
Kate Staples, Senior

Hickman
Angela Nitzsche, Senior

Holdrege
Kelly Connot, Senior

LaVista
Kaylene Nienhueser, Senior

Lincoln
Christie Haynes, Senior
Erik Kohl, Senior
Bryan Miller, Senior
Jordan Rettele,  Senior
Roland Stanhope, Senior

Louisville
Cortney Meyer, Senior

Nebraska City
Teri Chaney, Senior
Melody White, Senior
Molly Wurtele, Senior

North Platte
Erin Kindred, Senior

Omaha
Axton Kahler, Senior
Barbara Kantor, Senior
Angela Hickman-Podany, Senior

Papillion
Nanette Wellens, Senior

Peru
Carol Carpenter, Senior

Plattsmouth
Joseph Taylor, Senior

Seward
Johanna Hill, Senior

Syracuse
Denise Blazek, Senior
Cheryl Panko, Senior

Out-of-State
California
Castro Valley
Ty Threedy, Senior

San Jose
Dean McConkie, Senior
Iowa
Council Bluffs
Joni LeRette-Flores, Senior

Kansas
Bern
Kathi D. Grossenbacher, Senior

Hiawatha
Kristopher Miller, Senior

U.S. Virgin Islands
Marsha Corum, Senior