Date: May 17, 2011
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PNC Students Inducted in Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society
WESTVILLE – The Purdue University North Central chapter of Phi Eta Sigma freshman national honor society recently welcomed its new members during its sixth annual induction ceremony.
PNC was granted its charter into this prestigious honor society in 2006. Today, the PNC chapter has 188 students members and eight honorary members.
Phi Eta Sigma was founded nationally by three distinguished Phi Beta Kappa professors at the University of Illinois in 1923 to encourage and recognize high scholastic achievement among members of the freshman class. 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.
Student members may apply for scholarships provided by the national organization. One of the first PNC student members, Athena Evan who was inducted in 2006, received an undergraduate award.
The newly inducted honorary members are: Rex Morrow, dean of the College Of Liberal Arts and Paul McGuinness, vice chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Services.
The newly inducted student members are: Danielle Alberson, Crown Point; Maria Augustine, Crown Point; Kamara Bailey, Michigan City; Donnie Bellanca, Rochester; Damon Buell, Michigan City; Kathy Ceperich, Michigan City; Aaron Collings, LaPorte; Paul Dodson, Anderson; Alexandria Duarte, Portage; Misti Dunnuck, North Liberty; Julia Edwards, Valparaiso; Marcellus English, Valparaiso; Marcus English, Valparaiso; Shane Flanagan, Valparaiso; Elise Gustafson, Valparaiso; Jory Harrold, Bourbon; Rosendo Hernandez Jr., Frankfort; Toni Jackson, LaPorte; Justin Knoll, LaPorte; Cody Lachner, Westville; Sarah McCann, Valparaiso; Ashley Mendoza, Valparaiso; Joshua Menzie, Nappanee; Emily Michaels, Wanatah; Taylor Mockler, Valparaiso; Chad Moldenhauer,, LaPorte; Kara Moon, Valparaiso; Brandon Nadolny, Granger; Samantha Painter, Valparaiso; Michael Pugh, South Bend; Darren Ray, Monticello; Lindsey Sample, Knox; Michelle Schrader, Westville; Sean Shively, Noblesville; Stephanie Sierzputowski, Knox; Mary Steele, Valparaiso; Christi Strom, Valparaiso; Gloria Thornton, Michigan City; Robert Tucker, Hobart; Angela Vargas, Hobart; Lindsey Vargas, Westville and Leah Wells, Portage.