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Lander Alpha Chi honor society inducts 45 new members

December 10, 2015

Lander University’s chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society has 45 new members. The students, who were recently honored at induction ceremonies on campus, are seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of their class.

For the second year in a row, Lander’s Alpha Chi, itself, is one of 50 chapters nationwide and the only one in South Carolina to earn the designation as a Star Chapter for meeting several criteria. It was chartered in 1957 as the first chapter established in the state.

Lander Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. David Mash described the inductees as “impressively accomplished students who have distinguished themselves in every discipline and major on campus, and who have won awards and scholarships in every major.”

At the ceremony, philosophy professor and chapter coordinator Dr. John Moore led the students in affirming the society’s pledge to uphold the purposes of the organization, and to strive to make its ideals their ideals in scholarship and in service. The students received Alpha Chi cords, symbolizing their accomplishments, from the deans and other representatives of Lander’s four colleges.

 The 2015 inductees are:

 COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Stevee Booth, of Warrenville; Stephanie Conley, of Summerville; Anglea English, of Clinton; Brittany Ford, of Dillon; Kayla Frost, of Greenwood; Clare Henry, of Aiken; Carrie Leigh Lynch, of Ridgeway; Dara Neal, of Greenwood; and Amanda Purvis, of West Columbia.

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Abigail Adams, of Greenwood; Jasmine Azeem, of Hopkins; Erica Ann Bradberry, of Greenwood; Kay Davis, of Greenwood; Michelle Graddy, of Belton; Michael Harris Jr., of Greer; Renata Barcellos de Azevedo Mello, of Greenwood; Amber Opel, of Tega Cay; and Ettele Toole, of Evans, Ga.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION: Olivia Bair, of Belton; Claire Browne, of Fort Lawn; Katherine Carroll, of Gray Court; Kayla Combs, of Orlando, Fla.; Kathryn Connell, of Columbia; Emily Conniff, of Greenville; Miranda Cox, of Lexington; Kaylee Jo Fowler, of Greer; Maggie Garland, of Ninety Six; Kaitlyn Harrison, of Greenwood; Christina Hughes, of Rock Hill; Kendall Korte, of Greenwood; Addison Risinger, of Greenwood; Olivia Shaffer, of Pendleton; Kendra Aku Tamaklo, of Greenwood; and Catherine Taylor, of McConnells.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS: Shelby Brant, of Greenwood; Mackenzie Conlogue, of Central; Kelly Lynn Farmer, of West Columbia; Shauna Fletcher, of Summerville; Blair Harmon, of Saluda; Kristin Jeffers, of Lugoff; Bonnie Kara Lowery, of Due West; Lisa Martin, of Pageland; Ariel Parker, of Fayetteville, Ga.; Lauren Seacrist, of Lexington; and Cynthia Snelling, of Greenwood.

 Cosentino and Alpha Chi officers 2015 resize

The officers of Lander University’s Alpha Chi National College Honor Society receive congratulations from university president Dr. Richard Cosentino. From left: Kenneil Mitchell, of Columbia, chapter president; Cosentino; and Jordan Welmaker, of Taylors, vice president. William Hall, of Iva, the chapter’s co-vice president, is not pictured.