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Penn College Inaugurates Four-Year Honor Society


For the first time, Pennsylvania College of Technology is home to a four-year honor society. Twenty-four Penn College students were recently inducted into Alpha Chi, a national honor society for baccalaureate degree students. Also at the event, the College’s chapter of Alpha Chi, the Pennsylvania Xi Chapter, was inaugurated by Robert W. Sledge, president of the Alpha Chi National Council.

Membership in Alpha Chi is limited to the top 10 percent of the junior and senior classes. The society promotes academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students. Membership in the society recognizes previous accomplishments and provides opportunity for continued growth and service. As a general honor society, Alpha Chi admits to membership students from all academic disciplines.

Penn College’s first bachelor’s degree students inducted into the prestigious society are as follows:

Brenda L. Campbell, Wyncote, physician assistant; Richard J. Cammerata, Chalfont, construction management; Mindy Lea Carr (chapter treasurer), Danville, nursing; Timothy L. Chapman, Montoursville, plastics & polymer engineering technology; Mona Ruth Crawford, Williamsport, nursing; Jessica M. Diehl, Danville, nursing; Vikki Dunkleberger, Montoursville, physician assistant; Susan M. Forney, Williamsport, nursing; Brad R. Francola, Danville, manufacturing engineering technology; Kenneth R. Harding Jr., Linden, aviation maintenance technology; Jeannie M. Hill, Muncy, nursing; Wendy Ann Horning (chapter secretary), Montoursville, technical & professional communication; Lou Ann Ireland, Cogan Station, nursing; Mary Ann Johnson (chapter president), Cogan Station, legal assistant/paralegal studies; Suzanne K. Keener, Williamsport, accounting; Kimberly Anne Kowker, Williamsport, physician assistant; Daniel W. Martin, Loganton, civil engineering technology; Jeffrey Alan McGuire, Towanda, computer-aided product & systems design; Marion M. Niewald, Hamlin, N.Y., technology management; Rita Patricia Roush (chapter vice president), Sunbury, business administration; Nikki L. Sechrist, Northumberland, physician assistant; Lori A. Smith, Cogan Station, physician assistant; Mark E. Willis, Orrstown, manufacturing engineering technology; Pamela R. Wollet, Williamsport, applied human services.

Also participating in the inauguration and induction ceremony were Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Penn College president; Veronica Muzic, interim vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Dr. Gerald D. Baumgardner, associate professor of business administration and faculty advisor for the College’s Alpha Chi chapter.

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