Family and friends gathered at Lander University recently to witness the spring induction of 55 students into Lander's Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.
Members of Lander University's Alpha Chi National College Honors Scholarship Society gather after induction ceremonies. Dr. John Moore, second row, left, professor of philosophy and chapter coordinator, said the inductees are juniors or seniors in the top 10 percent of their class.
The inductees were juniors or seniors in the top 10 percent of their class.
When it was chartered in 1957, Lander's Alpha Chi was the first chapter established in South Carolina. Nationwide, over 400,000 members have been inducted into the honor society since its beginning in 1922.
At the ceremony, each student signed a registry and was presented an Alpha Chi medallion by deans or other representatives of Lander's four colleges.
The 2013 inductees are:
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES---Lindsay Blanton, of Gaston; Brandy Cesarich and Danielle Tavernier, of Simpsonville; Kendall Couch, of Tifton, Ga.; Grace Halsey, of Hodges; Anna Jones, of Iva; Anna Lagrone, John McCravy and Lauren Shiflet, of Greenwood; Mary Robinson, of West Union; Leigh Shelley, of Fork; and Melody Williams, of Anderson.
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS---Madena Gossett, Ansley Moore, Courtney Rivers and Kelly Plemmons, of Greenwood; Zachary Bailey, of Anderson; Craig Crawley, of Starr; Rebecca Gibson, of North Augusta, S.C.; Ricardo Romero, of Quito, Ecuador; and Taylor Rutledge, of Fountain Inn.
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION---Kristen Allen, of Sumter; Dylan Brooks, of Conway, Ariz.; Mallory Cameron, of McCormick; Erika Davis, of Hodges; Katelyn Fleming, of Greenwood; Lauren Howell, of Laurens; Kelsey Kinard, of Varnville; Baylee Kovacsics, of Abbeville; Brian Lyda, of Joanna; Amber Malchow, of Rock Hill; Samantha Millen, of Goose Creek; Jamie Morris and Jordan Morris, of Anderson; Chelsea Schmiedling, of Batesburg; Megan Sloan, of Taylors; Elizabeth Snider, of Simpsonville; Kassie Vaughn, of Donalds; Miriam Wardlaw, of Honea Path; Jessica Wash, of Saluda; Ashley Whitman, of Liberty; Riley Winningham, of Summerville; and Emma Wolfe, of Greensboro, N.C.
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS---Melody Brawner, of Central; Ossie Buckner, of Pawley's Island; Jade Deason, of McCormick; Brittany Decker, of Lexington; Lindsay Dowd, of Columbia; Jennifer Lovvorn, of Donalds; Nicholas Pandorf, of Dalzell; Blake Roche, of Whitmire; Amanda Rostron, of Darlington; Karla Sargent, of Greenwood; Jessica Smith, of Taylors; and Caitlin Wood, of Ware Shoals.
The induction ceremony ended with a group recitation of the Alpha Chi motto, "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."