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Randolph College Honor Societies Offer Membership to Students

The College offers 18 Honor Societies, including Phi Beta Kappa

4/29/2011 3:33:59 PM

   

LYNCHBURG–Randolph College recognized students from all disciplines April 20, 2011 during the annual Honor Society Awards ceremony.

The College offers membership in 18 honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest and most prestigious of academic honor societies.

The following Honor Societies awarded membership to students.

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most prestigious of academic honor societies. It was founded at William & Mary in 1776, and few American colleges and universities have a chapter. The Delta Chapter of Virginia was installed in 1917; its charter, obtained in 1916, was the first to be granted by Phi Beta Kappa to an independent college for women in the South. Each year certain members of the senior class are elected to membership in the society in recognition of their high achievements in scholarship and maintenance of a balanced program of study in the liberal arts.

Inductees

  • Kathleen Conti
  • Alisha Dingus
  • Rhiannon Knol
  • Ludovic Lemaitre
  • Caleb Moxley
  • Annamarie Pagel
  • Shi Hua
  • Wenjiao Liu
  • Eric van Staalduinen
  • Guan Wang
  • Lindsay Wood
  • Wenjun Xu

Sigma Xi

Sigma Xi was founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among researchers in fields of science and engineering. Faculty members of Sigma Xi can nominate graduating seniors who are going on to do research, and who have met the academic standards.

Inductees

  • Cat Khoo
  • Eric van Staalduinen
  • Ludovic Lemaitre
  • Marja Copeland
  • Sara Goldstein
  • Poojan Pyakurel
  • Guan Wang
  • Caleb Moxley

Theta Alpha Kappa

The Alpha Theta Omega chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa was established in November 2007. The society cultivates scholarship in religious studies through various media, including its journal and awards. Seniors of quality and high attainment in religious studies and of general academic excellence are eligible.

Inductees

  • Caleb Moxley
  • Corbin Nall

Sigma Tau Delta

A chapter of Sigma Tau Delta was established in 2006. Sigma Tau Delta was founded in 1924 to recognize academic distinction among undergraduate students of English language and literature. Membership entails enrichment opportunities, including eligibility to submit creative work and literary criticism for publication in the Society’s journals.

Inductees

  • Jennifer Ashley
  • Marie Bundy
  • Rachel Marie Cruz
  • Anneka Gardiner Freeman
  • Alina M. Herron
  • Danielle Marie Robinson
  • Karl Matthew Speer
  • Jerry Wayne Wells

Current Members

  • Alisha Dingus

Alpha Kappa Delta

The Pi Chapter of Virginia of Alpha Kappa Delta, an international sociology honor society, promotes interest in sociology and social problems. Its membership is composed of juniors and seniors who have demonstrated serious interest in sociology and high academic achievement.

Current Members

  • Elizabeth Zehl

Psi Chi

A Chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, was chartered in April 1993. Founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship and advancing the science of psychology, Psi Chi is open to graduates and undergraduates who are making the study of psychology one of their major interests. Psi Chi is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society.

Inductees

  • Megan Hageman
  • Katie West-Hazlewood
  • Kathleen Wilson

Current Members

  • Nick Gentile
  • Shi Hua
  • Poojan Pyakurel
  • Jerry Wells
  • Jillian Barlowe
  • Alexis Mandarakas

TriBeta

Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) is a society for students dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership, and more than 553 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Inductees

  • Lydia Kirchner
  • Treasa K. Bryant
  • Tamara D.G. McKenzie
  • Aaron Lee McRorie
  • Lily Mariko Noguchi
  • Timothy Songer
  • Woyni Teklay

Chi Alpha Sigma

This chapter of the National College Athlete Honor Society was established in March 2006 and honors those student-athletes who have earned a varsity letter while maintaining a 3.4 or better QPR throughout their junior and senior years. The society also serves to foster citizenship, moral character, and friendship among academic achievers in college athletics.

Inductees

  • Jane Campbell (W Cross Country)
  • Jerry Wells (M Cross Country)

Current Members

  • Alexis Mandarakas (Riding)
  • Yanpaing Oo (Tennis)
  • Cameron Shepherd (M Basketball)
  • Eric van Staalduinen (M Soccer)
  • Guan Wang (M Tennis)
  • Marja Copeland (W Lacrosse)

Eta Sigma Phi

The Delta Alpha Chapter of Eta Sigma Phi was established in April 1961. This society encourages classical scholarship and appreciation of ancient learning. Each year students in advanced Latin and Greek courses are elected to membership on the basis of excellence of scholarship.

Inductees

  • Tierney Dickinson
  • Conrad Bailey
  • Lindsay Wood

Iota Sigma Pi

A national chemistry honor society for women, the Lanthanum chapter (for Lynchburg Area) of Iota Sigma Pi was established in 1998. Founded in 1902, the objectives of the society are to promote interest in chemistry among women students, to foster mutual advancement in academic, business, and social life, and to stimulate personal accomplishment in chemical fields. The local chapter was founded by faculty at Lynchburg College, Sweet Briar College, and Randolph College, and serves to foster scientific and social interaction between the three colleges.

Inductees

  • Catherine Khoo

Current Members

  • Sara Goldstein

Sigma Pi Sigma

A chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national honor society in physics, was established in 1999. Sigma Pi Sigma is an honor society which operates within the Society of Physics Students. Sigma Pi Sigma nurtures a spirit of professional community among its members. Students elected to membership must attain high standards of general scholarship and outstanding achievement in physics. Membership is not limited to physics majors, but is open to anyone who has met the standards and who has demonstrated an interest in physics.

Inductees

  • Thawda Aung
  • Colton Hunt

Current Members

  • Michael Zeutenhorst

Omicron Delta Epsilon

The Phi Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the international honor society in economics, was established in the spring of 1998. Omicron Delta Epsilon has among its objectives the recognition of scholastic attainment, the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics, and the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics. Membership is awarded to undergraduates who have a genuine interest in economics and who have attained an outstanding performance level, not only in their economics courses, but also cumulatively in all courses.

Inductees

  • Jaskirat Chhatwal
  • Safiyah Lopez
  • Yanpaing Oo
  • Lien Pham
  • Meeta Vaidya

Special Achievement:

  • Wazhma Furmuli
  • Wenjiao Lui

Current Members

  • Khandarmaa Enkhbold
  • Wazhma Furmuli
  • Shi Hua
  • Wenjiao Lui
  • Guan Wang
  • Phanwin Yokying

Pi Sigma Alpha

The Alpha Gamma Eta Chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, was established in April 2005. Founded in 1920, Pi Sigma Alpha seeks to stimulate scholarship and intelligent interest in political science and to create an enriching environment by raising critical issues of public concern. Membership is not limited to political science majors but to any juniors and seniors who meet the standards of academic achievement set by the society.

Inductees

  • Jaskirat Chhatwal
  • Kathleen Conti
  • Anneka Freeman
  • Meica Green
  • Pavol Kosac
  • Stephanie Defillo
  • Khandarmaa Enkhbold

Phi Alpha Theta

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history, was established in the fall of 2001. Founded in 1921, Phi Alpha Theta seeks to promote the study of history through recognition of academic excellence, encouragement of scholarly research and good teaching, and facilitation of the exchange of ideas among students and faculty. Membership is not limited to history majors, but is open to anyone who has demonstrated serious interest in history and has met the societies’ standards of academic achievement.

Inductees

  • Jane Campbell
  • Megan K. Floto
  • Meica Lisa-Gayle-Green
  • Rachel N. Reid
  • Thomas James Story

Current Members

  • Kathleen Marie Conti

Pi Delta Phi

A chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national French honor society, was established in spring of 2002. The purpose of the society is to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and its literatures, to increase the knowledge and appreciation of Americans for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world, and to stimulate and encourage French and francophone cultural activities. Pi Delta Phi was founded in 1906. Students will be nominated in recognition of their academic achievement in at least one semester of upper division French.

Inductees

  • Rachel Ann Cox
  • Daphne Michelle DeLeon
  • Khandarmaa Enkhbold
  • Lily Mariko Noguchi

Current Members

  • Neo Wang




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