Chowan Univeristy Honor Societies Tap Top Students

Chowan University senior Kinsey Modlin of Sunbury, NC taps junior Brittany Beltrami of Franklin, VA with the blue and green ribbon of the Alpha Chi National Honor Scholarship Society.

In the early weeks of September, upperclassmen at Chowan University secretly stalked the hallways, scouring classrooms for the best and brightest of their peers to surprise them with an invitation into the academically-elite honor societies. Almost 100 students were called forward for this fall’s “tapping” of the honors organizations, which now number 14 on the historic campus.

Alpha Chi (for juniors and seniors), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Pi Gamma Mu (social sciences), Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice), Psi Chi (psychology), Kappa Delta Pi (education), and Phi Epsilon Kappa (physical education) tapped 94 students for their fall memberships. Induction ceremonies for each society will be held later in the semester.

Sigma Zeta, a national honor society in science and mathematics, will tap new members, charter a chapter, and induct its first class later this semester. With the addition of this honor society, Chowan now has 14 honor societies and the Honors College program.

The Spring Honor Societies Tap Days are January 20th and 21st. The following honors societies will tap and induct in the spring: Alpha Chi (for juniors and seniors), Phi Alpha Theta (history), Pi Gamma Mu (social sciences), Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice), Psi Chi (psychology), Beta Beta, Beta (biology), Alpha Lambda Delta (for first-year students), Sigma Tau Delta (English), Sigma Zeta (science/mathematics), Sigma Beta Delta (business), Kappa Pi (art), Theta Alpha Kappa (religion), and Phi Epsilon Kappa (physical education).

CLICK HERE to view a photo gallery of Fall Honor Society tappings

Alpha Chi (Induction: Sunday, November 1)
Daniela Aguilar
Makya Alexander
Carlos Arroyo Gonzalez
Heather Baccus
Brittany Beltrami
Calvin Bowe
Regina Bowen
Sierra Burston
Suraya Chase
Rachel Clark
Kayleigh Crouse
Hunter Darden
Kellie Durham
Carolyn Goodman
Farid Hajizada
Ryan Harris
Melissa Hernandez
Breon Jones
Marco Lujan
Elonga Manseka
Trevor Marshall
Joshua Mellette
Sidney Nickens
Domonique Peele
Jordan Radisavljevic
Chantel Roberts
Forrest Robinson
Zulay Romero
Crystal Sarnor
Terrain Sharp
Kendrice Smith
Ashley Tackett
Bethaney Tinto
Courtni Williams
Dristi Bhandari
Donna Lassiter
Raneen Mukarker
Shonta Williams
Pi Gamma Mu (Induction: Tuesday, November 17)
Dyamond Barnes
Calvin Bowe
Regina Bowen
Rodney Countryman
LeAnne Crabtree
Kyle Cross
Kayleigh Crouse
Rhonda Daye
Bria Greene
Tekeita Hawkins
Anesha Hill
Christina Johnson
Marco Lujan
Elonga Manseka
Brian Morgan
Minerval Phillips
Lauren Rice
Kelsey Schlake
Zackary Silvast
Da'Zyna Smith
Joanette Smith
Jessica Stefanski
Robert Tabron
Ashley Tackett
Shonta Williams
Alpha Phi Sigma (Induction: Tuesday, November 17)
Ronda Daye
Donna Lassiter
Domonique Peele
Scott Richardson
Vanell Simmons
Madison Spain
Phi Alpha Theta (Induction: Wednesday, October 21)
Regina Bowen
Melissa Hernandez
Kaitlin Moore
Hermea Pugh
Kristi Pugh
Vanell Simmons
Phi Epsilon Kappa (Induction: March 2016)
John Adams
Cindy Ehrich
Paul Kamara
Mackenzie Reid
Evelyn McGrue
Sidney Nickens
Kenneth Watt
Kappa Delta Pi (Induction: Sunday, November 8)
Khrysten Bickham
Ryan Nolan
Psi Chi (Induction: Wednesday, November 18)
Kayleigh Crouse
Gabrielle Grant
Bria Greene
Shawn Janey
Abigail Salazar
Harmony Smith
Anna Stapleton
Robert Tabron
Sherelle Ware
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Posts from September 2015

September 24, 2015
M. Christopher White, President of Chowan University, will give this year’s Taylor Religious Heritage Lectures on Monday, September 28th, and Wednesday, September 30th, at 11:00 am in Turner Auditorium within Chowan’s historic Columns building.
September 23, 2015
The newest class of Honors College students at Chowan University were formally inducted on Sunday, September 20th during a special ceremony in Vaughan Auditorium.
September 22, 2015
Chowan University’s Associate Professor of History, Dr. Greg S. Taylor, has released his third book highlighting the history of the Tar Heel State,James Larkin Pearson: A Biography of North Carolina’s Longest Serving Poet Laureate.
September 21, 2015
Conjuring images of dusty landscapes spotted with cactus and tumbleweeds, gunslingers squinting into the sun at high noon, and poker game brawls that spill out of the saloon and into the streets, Professor of English Dr.