WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s North Carolina Gamma Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society recently conducted its 2012 fall induction ceremony and welcomed 26 new members into the fold.

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 3.55.

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:

Anniston, Ala. – Minter Coleman Newman, Nursing.

Bogota, Colombia – Nicolas Fonseca, Business Management & Economics.

Callicoon, N.Y. – Ashley Nicole Mahoney, History & English.

Clayton – Dustin Keeton, Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Dunn – Tracey Amanda Brewington, Accounting & Business Management.

Elm City – Matthew Dwight Farmer, Business Management.

Greenville – Stacy Lynette Keech, Social Work.

Kenly – Courtney Elaine Jernigan, Middle School Education.

Kinston – Sarah Elizabeth Casey, Business Management.

Mount Olive – Melanie Christensen-Lubinsky, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

New Bern – Holly Carol Lafond, Mathematics & Business Management.

Pikeville – Patrick Russell Schultze, Athletic Training.

Rocky Mount – Christopher Allan Mizelle, Social Studies Education.

Selma – Heather Pearl Wolfe, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Socorro, Brazil – Caroline Fisher, Business Management.

Statesville – Joni Melissa Henderson, Nursing.

Tampa, Fla. – Brianna Lashae Thomas, Accounting & Mathematics.

Virginia Beach, Va. – Kasey Lynn Byzewski, Athletic Training.

Wilson – Tracey Lindsey Baker, Accounting; Meredith Nicole Batten, Elementary Education; Jacob Tyler Hackney, Business Management & Sports Management; Shannon K. Larkin, Business Management; Sydney Jordan Lee, Accounting & Business Management; Carol Jean Spoores Rupprecht, Spanish Education; Raishael Tanner Rhodes, Nursing & Spanish.

Zebulon – Jenna Adrian Upchurch, Nursing.

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Questions? Please contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, at 252-399-6529 or email: kdaughety@barton.edu.

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