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Twenty-Six Inducted Into Alpha Chi Honor Society


Jennifer L. Fritz lights her candle and prepares to deliver the Alpha Chi pledge, as co-adviser Irwin H. Siegel presides.Twenty-six Pennsylvania College of Technology students were inducted Saturday into the Pennsylvania Xi Chapter of Alpha Chi, a national honor society for baccalaureate students.

Membership in Alpha Chi is open to bachelor-degree students from all academic disciplines and is limited to the top 10 percent of an institution’s junior and senior classes. The organization’s purpose is to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.

Guest speaker Veronica M. Muzic.Thirteen of those students were on hand for the induction ceremony, held in the Mountain Laurel Room of the college’s Professional Development Center, The guest speaker for the event was Veronica M. Muzic, special assistant to the president for academic affairs, who as vice president for academic affairs/provost was instrumental in establishment of the Penn College chapter and its successful growth into anactive student organization on campus.

Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour pins Edwin Weaver, signifying his induction into Alpha Chi.Referring to the organization’s goal of “making scholarship effective for good,” Muzic challenged the new inductees to continue the chapter’s historic involvement in a number of charitable and civic activities. Among recent accomplishments, Alpha Chi donated $500 to the Madigan Library, read to preschoolers at the Children’s Learning Center and assisted high-school students attending the Future Business Leaders of America regional conference on campus.

Penn College’s latest inductees into the Pennsylvania Xi Chapter of Alpha Chi are:

Phillip J. Hoffmaster signs the official Alpha Chi registry.Tracy R. Antorcha, Montoursville; Katie L. Bachman, Pine City, N.Y.; Sara M. Campbell, Muncy; Catherine A. Cole, Coventry, R.I.; Christopher Davis, Williamsport; Jennifer L. Fritz, Millville; Theresa A. Furman, Williamsport; Gregory B. Gilliland, Franklin; Phillip E. Heath, Elizabethtown; Sheila Y. Heller, Williamsport; Phillip J. Hoffmaster, Womelsdorf; Christopher M. Johnston, Pennsylvania Furnace; Cherise E. Krum, Catawissa; Thomas W. Lute Jr., Sunbury; Lauren C. Marino, Hornell, N.Y.; Charles M. McDowell, Munhall; Robert A. Miller, Williamsport; Timothy Miller, Williamsport; Mwaura Ngoima, Williamsport; Erin E. Odell, Williamsport; Michael R. Salamone, Moscow; Andrew Schauer, Roscoe, N.Y.; Danette L. Shaffer, Erie; John E. Toth, Wantage, N.J.; Edwin Weaver, Wellsboro; and Laurie A. Wesselius,. Wantage, N.J.

Also participating in the induction ceremony were Davie Jane Gilmour, Penn College president; Lizabeth S. Mullens, vice president for academic affairs/provost; and faculty sponsors (and chapter co-advisers) Gerald D. “Chip” Baumgardner, associate professor of business administration, and Irwin H. Siegel, professor of business administration and business law.

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