Date: May 5, 2006
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PNC New Honor Societies Induct Student Members
Phi Eta Sigma
left-Melissa Bacon, secretary; Allie Novak, vice president; Barbara Austin, chapter advisor; Athena Evan, president;, Lauren Baker, treasurer
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central recently welcomed chapters of two scholastic honor societies.
Phi Eta Sigma, an honor society founded nationally in 1923 to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement among members of the freshman classes recently inducted its first group of student members. Its membership is open to all freshmen who have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Phi Eta Sigma is the third most senior member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Lifetime membership is conferred upon induction.
The newly inducted members are: Melissa L. Bacon, New Carlisle; Lauren R. Baker, Valparaiso; Don T. Bledsoe, Westville; Carolyn S. Chester, Valparaiso; Jenna L. Chodecki; Valparaiso; Brittany N. Drakos, Valparaiso; J. Athena Evan, Valparaiso; David G. Evans, Westville; Cara M. French, Valparaiso; Zane R. Galloway, Westville; Mark A. Gaylord, LaPorte; Danielle K. Huard, Valparaiso; Jason C. Krassow, Niles, Mich.; David A. Larson, Ogden Dunes; Zachary J. Lindborg, Union Mills; Mark C. Lyons, Westville; Katherine J. Malstaff, LaPorte; Austre B. Medina, Valparaiso; Xiao J. Mei, Valparaiso; Timothy J. Mocabee, Valparaiso; Allie F. Novak, LaPorte; Kristina Pekovic, Portage;
Jenna Perry, Valparaiso; Jessica A. Ring, Portage; Rachel K. Sarson, Portage; Jonathan R. Sichtermann, Valparaiso; Benjamin J. Stoll, LaPorte; Robert D. Titus, Crown Point; Elizabeth R. Williams, Monterey; Veronica L. Zahn, The Pines. Chapter advisor is Barbara A. Austin, PNC academic advisor.
Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology majors, also inducted its first PNC student members: Brenda Darrol, Valparaiso; Debbie Hager, Valparaiso; Bruce Lee, Valparaiso; Annette T. Meadows, Valparaiso; Ann Stancil, LaPorte; Camie Tyler, Westville; Jeanne Sanders, Valparasio. Also inducted are former students Erika Bales, Michigan City; Jeri Naillieux, Michigan City and Aaron Seely, Valparaiso.
Founded in 1929, its purpose is to encourage, stimulate and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. To be considered for membership students must have completed three semesters of college, including nine semester hours of psychology courses, rank in the top 35 percent of one’s class in general scholarship and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.