WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society welcomed 12 new members into the fold during the fall 2013 induction ceremony.

Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better in the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes are eligible for induction. The minimum grade point average 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, listed by hometowns, are:

Clayton — Naomi Ruth Miller, Nursing.

Durham — Allison Dumas Dellinger, Theatre.

Jamesville — Charmayne Simpson, Psychology and Religion & Philosophy.

Nashville — Taylor Michelle Vick, Biology.

Raleigh — Daniel Robert Schaffer, Psychology.

Rocky Mount — Steven Robert Garity, Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Saratoga Springs, Utah — Miranda Riley McCarver, English.

Selma — Sheryl Pierce, Nursing.

Wake Forest — Kevin Anthony Toth, Religion & Philosophy and History.

Wilson — Matthew Owen Flint, History and Political Science; Amanda Christina Parrish, Social Studies Education; and Amber Nicole Wells, Nursing.

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