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Honor Societies Induct New Members

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Cadet Matthew Tonkinson '16 presents his research during Honors Week. – VMI Photo by Stephen Hanes.

LEXINGTON, Va., April 26, 2016 – A number of Virginia Military Institute cadets were inducted into academic honor societies, and 21 cadets gave honors thesis presentations, during VMI Honors Week in mid-April. The purpose of Honors Week is to recognize and celebrate academic achievement across all departments and disciplines.

The following members of the class of 2019 were inducted into Phi Eta Sigma, the national freshman honor society:  Eric DeLoriea, Oladokun Ekundayo, Madden Chapman, Nathanael Bailey, Kevin Bishop, Adam Crum, Judson Haggard, John O’Donnell, Demetra Protogyrou, John Hatgas, Eleanor Hendren, Joel Thomas, Alec Hoopes, Meredith Jaroneski, Campbell Rutherford, Anthony Walton, Derek Wilson, Daniel Chisner, Colin Smith, Zachary Herring, Joshua Wolfe, Mason Worsham, George Hempt, Brian Hill, Kishan Patel, Clayton Penney, Quinn Conrad, Bryce Holden, William Reeves, Annika Tice, Colton Curry and Alexander Dedousis.

Several academic departments also held honor society inductions during honors week:

Biology, Beta Beta Beta – Ariel Cobb ’17, Jarred Doran ’18, Patrick Doucette ’17, Olivia Emery ’17, Mitchell Fornwald ’17, Vania Murcia ’17, and Luke Phillips ’17.

Chemistry, Gamma Sigma Epsilon – Zachary Kibler ’16, Jacob Hyde ’17, Mark Roberts ’17, Austin Ross ’17, Devon Kirk ’17, Brian Kiddy ’17, Luke Phillips ’17, Yueh-Sheng Lin ’17, Zachary Lafreniere ’17, and John Lancaster ’17.

Economics and Business, Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics) – Trey Rose ’16, Thomas Borne ’16, Stephen Eller ’17, Ryan Francis ’17, Holmes Laughon ’17, Chad Jacob ’17, Bailey Huddleston ’17, Andrew Givens ’17, Paul Mirable ’17, Kelly Russell ’17, Eric Maudhuit ’17, Yao-Jen Chang ’17, Thomas Moroney ’18, Tze Ting Chiu ’18, Andrew Campo ’18, Anthony Bianchi ’16, William Hubbard ’17, and Evan Gilbert ’17.

Economics and Business, Beta Gamma Sigma (business) – Trey Rose ’16, Zachary Campbell ’17, Stephen Eller ’17, Ryan Francis ’17, Bailey Huddleston ’17, William Hubbard ’17, Chad Jacob ’17, Holmes Laughon ’17. 

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Eta Kappa Nu –Matthew Hodapp ’16, Dominic Romeo ’16, Trajan Crocker ’17, Joshua Kuzel ’17, Mikael Pineda ’18, Edward Olbrych ’18, and Vincent Smith-DiLeo ’18.

Engineering, Tau Beta Pi – Brandon Conley ’17, Tyler Corcoran ’17, Cody Ellis ’17, Philip Jewett ’17, and Zachary Sprinkle ’17.

English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies, Sigma Tau Delta – Alexandra Hill ’18, Brittany Woychak ’18, Jackson Kim ’16, Emma Quirk ’18, and Caitlyn Jackson ’16.

History, Phi Alpha Theta – John Borchick ’17, Jonathan Collings ’18, Apostolos Cominos ’16, Philip Crane ’16, James Latta ’16, and Bradley Paul ’17.

Mechanical Engineering, Pi Tau Sigma – Grayson Larus ’17, Tyler Corcoran ’17, Zach Sprinkle ’17, Brandon Conley ’17, Cody Ellis ’17, Josh Ashley ’17, Mike Matthews ’16, Logan Waters ’16, and Chris Siebert ’16. 

Modern Languages and Cultures, Pi Delta Phi (French) – Philip Crane ’16, Matthew DeRito ’16, Chris Song ’17, Edward Wilkinson Jr. ’16, and Dakota Woodgie ’17.

Modern Languages and Cultures, Delta Phi Alpha (German) – Mia Castelveter ’18, Samuel Crawford ’17, Thomas Moriarty ’18, and David Pody ’17.

Modern Languages and Cultures, Phi Sigma Iota (international) – Jonathan Bukowski ’17, Cannon Clark ’17, Matthew Hill ’17, James Latta ’17, Ryan Poffenbarger ’16, and Chris Song ’17. Also, Maj. Sabrina Laroussi, Dr. Lunpeng Ma, and Dr. Peng Xu.

Modern Languages and Cultures, Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish) – Cannon Clark ’17, Apostolos Cominos ’16, Jake Koch ’17, James Latta ’16, Juan Montalvo IV ’17, Thomas Mosher ’17, Daniel De Nijs ’16, Kenneth Turlington ’16, and Daniel Whitaker ’16.

The Department of Psychology held an induction ceremony for Psi Chi, the international honor society for psychology, in January. Those inducted were Dewei Li ’17, Zachary Chase ’17, Kenton Clingman ’17, Andrew Crane ’17, Rachel Kroner ’17, Emily Marbury ’17, Benjamin Sternfeld ’17, Rachel Tanner ’17, Brandon White ’17, and Eric Wicks ’17.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy will hold an induction ceremony for Sigma Pi Sigma, the international honor society for physics, Monday, April 25. Those to be inducted are Eric J. Cedotal, Jr. ’18, Benjamin K. Johnson ’18, Reed H. Jones ’18, and Thomas Schmitt ’18.

-VMI-

 

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