Two music students received
high honors at the annual National
Association of Teachers of Singing
(NATS) Conference and Competition
for the Southern region held at
Louisiana State University. Brandon
Hayes, a senior from Collins, took first
place in the musical theatre category
and second place in the graduate
men’s category. Emma Oberdick
won first place in the freshman
women’s category. The students were
accompanied by Kathy Vail, associate
professor of music, and coached
by Dr. Connie Roberts, professor
of music. Pictured are (left to right,
seated) Brandon Hayes and Emma
Oberdick with (left to right, standing)
Ms. Vail and Dr. Roberts.
WCU Named Star Chapter
by Alpha Chi National Honor Society
William Carey University’s chapter of
the Alpha Chi National College Honor
Society was recently named a Star
Chapter. Only 15 percent of the more
than 300 Alpha Chi chapters receive this
honor. In addition to individual academic
standards, Alpha Chi members must meet
group requirements to be recognized.
Membership into Alpha Chi is limited
to no more than 10 percent of the junior,
senior, and graduate class members, and
WCU students must have at least a 3.7
Grade Point Average on the 4.0 scale to
qualify for membership.
Among the requirements for becoming
a Star Chapter, groups must send at least
one sponsor and one student member to
the annual regional/national convention
and at least one of those students must
present during the event. Members must
also host at least one scholarly program on
campus during the academic year.
Dr. Read Diket, professor of art and
education and director of the Center
for Creative Scholars, serves as Alpha
Chi advisor, and Dr. Randall Harris,
professor of biology, and Dolores O’Mary,
administrative assistant for language and
literature, serve as co-advisors.
WCU inducted 36 new members
into its Alpha Chi National College
Honor Society on April 24, 2013.
Music Students Take Top Honors
at National Singing Competition
WCUMusic Student
Brandy Cramer,
a senior vocal
major from
Gulfport, won
a competition
with the Gulf
Coast Chorus
and Symphony.
She won a cash
scholarship and
the opportunity
to sing the mezzo
soprano solos in
a performance
of Handel’s
“Messiah” with
the Gulf Coast
Chorus and
Symphony in
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