William Carey University inducted 66 new members into the Mississippi Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society on November 30 in the Kresge Room of Thomas Business Building on WCU’s Hattiesburg campus. Membership into Alpha Chi is limited to no more than 10 percent of the junior, senior, and graduate classes, and at WCU, students must have at least a 3.70 Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to qualify.
The ceremony was led by Dr. Randall Harris, associate professor of biology and Alpha Chi advisor, Dr. Read Diket, professor of art and education, director of Center for Creative Scholars, and Alpha Chi advisor, Dr. Bennie Crockett, vice president for institutional effectiveness and long range planning and co-director for the Carey Center, and Cheryl Maqueda, assistant professor of Spanish.
The objectives of Alpha Chi are to promote and to recognize superior scholarship and those elements of character which make scholarship effective for service. The society, founded in 1922, has more than 300 chapters. Membership is the highest academic honor on campus.
The inductees were Sarah Allison of Gulfport; Wenhui An of Handan, China; Alisha Austin of Zachary, La.; Sabrina Baio of Wiggins; Nancy Barnard of Laurel; Charrie Berard of Sumrall; Sheryl Boone of Laurel; Lindsey Breland of Sandy Hook; Hannah Brown of Columbus; Haley Bryant of Bassfield; Jennifer Carney of Columbia; Pamela Chambliss of Petal; Brittani Clark of Magnolia; Emily Cobia of Sumrall; Courtney Daley of Carson; April Dykes of Bay Springs; Jennifer Dykes of Ellisville; Karen Ellithorp of Picayune; Melissa Farmer of Collins; Shelby Fox of Poplarville; Jennifer Gibson of Petal; Gabrielle Givens of Franklinton, La.; Brittany Gooch of Hattiesburg; Kirsten Haden of Purvis; Jessica Hall of Laurel; Torrey Harriel of Perkinston; Andrea Heinrich of Laurel; Brooke Hicks of Leakesville; Nicholas Holland of Meridian; Joseph Jones of Petal; Katherine Kendall of McIntosh, Ala.; Heather Knight of Collins; Kayla Lawrence of Purvis; Stacy Lindsey of Ellisville; Kevin Lott of Seminary; Amy Lowery of Columbia; Madison Martin of Tupelo; Marian Mauseth of Indianola; Chelsey Maywalt of Carriere; Amanda McDonald of Beaumont; Neil Molaison of Tylertown; Amanda Monk of Wiggins; Merideth Myers of Petal; Courtney Murray of Hurley; Whitaker Musick of Hattiesburg; Ethan Newell of Richton; Sarah Nobles of Hattiesburg; Alex Parker of Hattiesburg; Caleb Peyton of Hattiesburg; Justin Pipkins of Richton; Jason Pritchard of Hattiesburg; Tiffany Roberts of Waynesboro; Jennifer Sala of Grant, Mo.; Abby Sewell of Walls; Kimberly Simmons of Mize; Lindsay Stogner of Sandy Hook; Catherine Sullins of Laurel; Janna Sullivan of Leakesville; Bailey Thomas of Petal; Maja Vuzem of Kornwestheim, Germany; Kimberly Wade of Sugarland, Texas; Danielle Walters of Carriere; Kelsey Wells of Monticello; Joshua Wilson of Brookhaven; and Yaila Zotzmann of Werne, Germany.