Barton students inducted in Alpha Chi honor society

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Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently welcomed 18 new members into the fold during the fall 2017 induction ceremony.

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum GPA for this induction class was 3.65.

Alpha Chi is a coeducational society whose purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Its name derives from the initial letters of the Greek words meaning truth and character.

As a general honor society, Alpha Chi admits to membership students from all academic disciplines. A member institution, which must be a regionally accredited, baccalaureate degree-granting college or university, may invite to membership no more than the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes.

Inductees are listed by hometowns.

Wilson: Sarah M. Alderman, master of science in nursing; Samantha Nicole Larkin, mass communications (minor in theater); and Jennifer R. Parker, master of school administration.

Elm City: Carla Forehand Baker, master of school administration

Clayton: Alyse Alexandrea Evans Goins, master of science in nursing education

Dudley: Morgan Grace Matthews, gerontology

Dunn: Tyler Mayes, business administration (minors in broadcast/video studio, audio recording technology and honors)

Goldsboro: Matthew J. Bieniek, exercise science (minor in sport management)

Hampstead: Charles Marr Riker V, strategic leadership (minor in honors)

Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela: Vanessa Sanoja Alvarez, mass communications (journalism and public relations concentrations) (minors in business administration and honors)

Rocky Mount: Heather Christman, social work

Richlands: Stephen Ezekiel Foy, theater performance and mass communications (broadcast/ video production concentration)

Salisbury: Michaela Karriker, health promotion and gerontology (minor in honors)

Spring Hope: Faye Amanda Duffin, Master of Science in nursing

Tarboro: Sherri Lashelle Smith, Master of Science in nursing education; and Danielle T. Waugaman, master of Science in nursing.

Zebulon: Rochelle Marie Dunlop, master of school administration; and Brandy Renee Godwin, political science (pre-law concentration) (minor in honors).