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News Release
 
06/07/10

Peru State College Inducts A Record 49 Students in Alpha Chi National Honor Society

 

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College’s (PSC) chapter of Alpha Chi, a national scholarship honor society, recently welcomed a record 49 students into its ranks.

President Dan Hanson 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. Congratulations to each one of them for 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, seniors or graduate students and rank in the top 10 percent of their academic institution. Members of Alpha Chi qualify for individual scholarships at both the regional and national level. Members are also afforded opportunities to publish their works in the society’s journal, the Alpha Chi Recorder, and can attend regional and national conferences.

The students were inducted into the honor society by Hanson, Professor of English Dr. Bill Clemente, Professor of History Dr. Spencer Davis and Professor of Biology Dr. John Hnida.

Clemente, who serves as faculty sponsor for the PSC chapter 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 an organization that champions academic excellence across the curriculum.”

Reflective of the college’s successful on-campus and online programs, this year’s members hail not only from Nebraska, but also from Indiana, Arkansas, British Columbia, Missouri, Texas, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Washington, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Alaska.  

Inductees elected to serve as chapter officers include: President Mary Van Winkle, a junior from Kilgore; Vice-President Rachael Marion, a junior from Nebraska City; Secretary Lisa Sanders, a senior from Lewiston; and Treasurer Lori Juhlin, a junior from Lexington.
 
Following is an alphabetical list of the inductees by hometown.

Nebraska
Auburn
Alexis Comstock, Junior

Ayr
Andrea Marker, Senior

Beatrice
Jay Shonerd, Senior

Bellevue
Brad Eychner, Senior
Jennifer Keffer, Graduate Student
Susan Reynolds, Senior
Rhonda Stacey, Junior                                   
Carrie Trecek, Junior
Melissa Wright, Junior

Falls City
Kaylie Frederick, Senior
Carol Malcolm, Graduate Student

Humboldt
Elizabeth C. McKim, Junior
Amy Werts, Graduate Student

Kilgore
Mary Van Winkle, Junior

LaVista
Jamie Crouch, Senior

Lewiston
Lisa Sanders, Senior

Lexington
Lori Juhlin, Junior

Lincoln
Letti Connelly, Junior
Katie Dorsey, Senior
Mark G. Forster, Senior
Ron Hemenway, Junior
Melanie Leseberg, Senior

Martell
Jacqueline Gregory, Senior

Nebraska City
Rachael Marion, Junior

Norfolk
Korey Young, Graduate Student

Omaha
Julie Dygert, Graduate Student
Nathan Kellar, Senior
Shawne Nelson, Graduate Student
Angie Rosenthal, Senior

Plymouth
Jenna Epp, Junior

Roca
Michael Anderson, Senior

Steinauer
Arlan Meints, Junior

Union
Arlin Williams, Senior

Wayne
David Simonsen, Graduate Student

Out-of-State
Alaska
Juneau
Erin Haida, Senior

Georgia
Lawrenceville
Sarah McFarland, Senior

Indiana
Mt. Vernon
Grant Beloat, Senior

Angola
Dorthy Evertts, Senior

New Albany
Carol Walton, Junior

Iowa
Glenwood
Michael Tackett, Senior

Norwalk
Amanda Mulholland, Graduate Student

Kansas
Topeka
Heather Calvert, Graduate Student
Brenna Dooley (Tobias), Graduate Student

Minnesota
Owatoona
Daniel Norte, Senior

Missouri
Rockport
Nichole Daugherty, Graduate Student

Pennsylvania
Palmerton
David Marks, Senior

Texas
Fort Worth
Tom Piefer, Senior

Washington
Tumwater
Julie Coatney, Junior              

Out-of-the-Country
Canada
Kingston, Ontario
Craig Greenwood, Graduate Student